Best Street Food or Takeaway
Whether it's good old fish and chips, the perfect pizza, inspirational curry or a humble pie; we want to celebrate the people taking takeaways and street food to new heights. As well as great tasting food, we’re interested in cooks who are making excellent, freshly cooked meals, using quality ingredients and providing great value for money. The 2017 finalists are:
Great North Pies
Neil Broomfield trained to be a surveyor but become a policeman, patrolling the streets of Manchester, before his heart took him back to where it all began – the kitchen. Although having worked in Michelin starred restaurants, Neil is mostly self-taught, researching and developing pies in his home kitchen. Starting with the pastry, he decided on an all butter recipe and a traditional, straight sided Scotch pie shape.
Neil then commissioned custom made pie tins to create the perfect pie, with the sides of the pie just short of 3 fingers deep. Sourcing some of the finest ingredients from the North, Neil began by selling at local farmer’s markets and to fellow Greater Manchester police officers. From these humble beginnings, Neil has turned Great North Pie Co. into one of the most exciting new fine food producers around.
The Seafood Shack
Kirsty and Fenella are both local lassies with experience of both catering and the fishing industry in Ullapool and the Highlands. Their intention with the Seafood Shack is to offer top quality seafood that is caught and landed locally.
The Seafood Shack aims to deliver beautifully cooked seafood that has come from our waters in a manner that respects the quality of produce we are lucky to have on hand. They want to keep it good value and ensure that our customers will be happy and want to come back again and again.
Shoot the Bull
Shoot The Bull bring gourmet food to places where traditional restaurants can’t. The idea came about whilst working at award-winning restaurant 1884 Dock Street Kitchen in Shoot The Bull's home city of Hull and since then they've been taking their restaurant to the street.
Their 'Gastro Pop-up' is designed to appeal to those with a desire for great food that is affordable and exciting and without the restaurant waiting time. With a chef with years of experience working in award-winning and Michelin-starred restaurants across the country, they offer exciting flavour combinations and top-class cooking.