Smoak, Nusou, Wild Rover, The Laughing Stock and more compete in British Street Food Awards 2014

StreetFood Awards

Sample menu at Whitmuir Organic Farm's truck

Whitmuir Organic Farm, The Big Blu and Scoff are also among the Scottish contenders

There’s no denying that street food has been having a moment for the past couple of years. There’s been an explosion of food trucks popping up all over the place in the past year, culminating in a thriving movement in Scotland which covers all the bases from gourmet to greasy. You wouldn’t have gone far if you were out and about during the Edinburgh festivals, or in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games, without having come across a hi-tech kitchen-on-wheels.

Amongst them, you’ll have found Whitmuir Organic Farm – and their truck ‘Frank’ – who bring their food from the farm to the city, serving up delicious salads, sausage and mash, and slow-cooked beef stews, with all of the ingredients sourced from their own farm, 16 miles south of Edinburgh. There are also a couple who are affiliated with Glasgow’s Street Food Cartel: Scoop – whose truck is called ‘the bullet’ for its chic and sleek aluminium design – serves up a delicious array chorizo dogs, filled to the brim breakfast rolls, and cullen skink wraps, and Smoak cater to those who like their street food to have an American flavour, and their oak-smoked pulled pork burritos are a real treat.

Street Food will be further celebrated with the Scottish heat of the British Street Food awards in Edinburgh over the last weekend of August, bringing together the best of the country’s street food for an epic cook-off in the capital. Contenders in the heat include Whitmuir, Nusou, The Laughing Stock, Scoff, The Big Blu, last year’s finalists Wild Rover and many more.

The Scottish heat of the British Street Food Awards 2014 is on Sat 30–Sun 31 Aug and starts at the Tram Stop Market.