29 Jul

The Welsh Street Food Awards - part of the biggest street food competition in the world - is in Cardiff's Tiger Yard this weekend, and you can even help with the judging.

Eight different independent traders are going head-to-head on both the 29th and 30th July to impress the award's head judge and local chef James Sommerin, whose restaurant, Home in Penarth, was recently awarded a prestigious Michelin Star.

James will be joined by local food blogger Kacie Morgan, owner of The Rare Welsh Bit, who has been writing and creating content about the Welsh food scene for over a decade.

But it's not just the guest judges casting their votes this weekend; everyone who visits Tiger Yard over the weekend will be able to cast their own independent votes for the winning traders.

The winners of the Welsh Street Food Awards will then go through to a live national cook-off in London, where regional winners will compete to be crowned British champion.

Competing in the awards are street food classics from Ringo's Dirty Diner, fresh Italian vibes from Dirty Gnocchi and Pasta Al Sugo, boss burritos from Cosmo's Mexicana, cakes and bakes from Days Bakes, vada pavs and momos from Tiffin Meal, and top tortillas from El Cabron Tacos.

Also competing will be brand new traders Rickshaw Rodeo, offering a menu of American-inspired Indian flavours created specially to compete at the Welsh Street Food Awards.

Rickshaw Rodeo is a collaboration between Krish Pankaj from Keralan Karavan (winners of the awards back in 2021), and Mike St. Amand (ex-chef at the immensely popular Hang Fire BBQ and Smokehouse).

Tiger Yard in Cardiff Bay is hosting this year's awards

Richard Johnson, founder of the British Street Food Awards (BSFA), said:

"We're thrilled to be bringing the Welsh Street Food Awards back to Cardiff. For one weekend only, you can expect some of the best traders in Wales to gather in Cardiff Bay, all competing to win a place at our British Street Food Awards finals. We're so excited about our brand new venue and can’t wait to welcome people to Tiger Yard.

"It will be down to the Welsh public who wins the People's Choice - and our Welsh winners will go on to compete in London and, maybe even the finals of the European Street Food Awards in Germany. So come on down and cast your votes this weekend to help us find our Welsh champions!"

About Tiger Yard

⁣On Thursday, 8th June, Cardiff Bay’s new outdoor food court, Tiger Yard, threw-open its doors for the first time, kicking off an initial 12-week summer run.

The site of the former Dr Who Experience has been transformed into an outdoor food court, featuring six permenant shipping container kitchens and two purpose-built bars.

By using 22 rainbow-coloured shipping containers to create the bars, kitchens, toilet blocks and some seating areas, Tiger Yard can welcome a total of 1,000 people at a time.

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