Street food festival heads to Fishergate

12 November 2015

The tastiest food craze in the world is coming to Preston for the first time this month.
The Fishergate Street Food Festival will bring sensational flavours from around the world to the city in a three day celebration of great eats and fantastic snacks.
Running from November 19 – 21 at the Fishergate Shopping Centre, the street food festival is set to take the city by storm and, if popular, could become Preston’s premier annual street food extravaganza.
Sophia Gray, retail liaison manager for the Fishergate Shopping Centre, said: “Bringing new experiences to Preston is something we feel passionate about. And street food is the hottest food craze in the UK right now.
“Supporting independent operators who are also passionate about what they are doing, the food they are making and providing a new taste experience for our shoppers, commuters and office workers all over the city is something everyone at the Fishergate Centre is really excited about.”
Food and leisure are set to become an increasingly important part of the Fishergate Centre offer. In September, plans were formally submitted for a £25 million revamp of the centre looking to provider bigger and better stores, a food court and a cinema.
Those plans will be considered by Preston City Council in the New Year and, if approved, could see work beginning on site early in 2016.
Keith Mitchell, manager of the Fishergate Shopping Centre, added: “Bringing a street food festival to Preston is all part of the centre’s aim to play its part in helping to revitalise the city centre.
“It’s just one of many initiatives we have planned for the coming months to encourage people to spend and enjoy more time in the centre and the city.
“The ambitious new plans we are currently progressing through the planning process will also go a long way in helping to reinforce the city’s vitality and viability – building its early evening and mid-market leisure economy is a key part of that.”
Among the street food vendors so far confirmed are:
  The Bali Beach Hut – Dapoer Chinta from Manchester will be cooking authentic Indonesian street food – authentic, fresh and awesome
  Smokie’s BBQ – Another fine Manchester vendor serving up low ‘n’ slow smoked pulled pork ‘n’ brisket, flame-grilled beef burgers, sausages ‘n’ jumbo dogs – all done in a Texan stylee
  Wrapscallion – Edward of Wrapscallion specialises in quesadilla wraps – healthy and fast food with vegan and veggie options available
  Safari Grill – An exciting range of exotic meat and gourmet burgers from West Yorkshire’s finest street food caterers including ostrich, buffalo and venison burgers cooked in front of their customers
  Somtam Thai – Does what it says on the phut phut – no nonsense, delicious Thai street food inspired by the hot and tasty dishes cooked up on a thousand street-side stalls in Bangkok
  Spicy Jack Deli – All the way from East Lancashire, Tex Mex grill-star Ranny Thind provides the high quality Indian and Mexican street food you desire
  Beetle Juice – One of a fleet of funky 1970s VW Camper vans converted into the coolest cocktail bars in the land will be providing appropriate lubrication all weekend
The Fishergate Street Food Festival takes place from November 19-21 on the car park at the rear of the centre and adjacent to the railway station side entrances.
  * 12pm – 9pm Thursday
 * 10am – 6pm Friday and Saturday
If you are a street food vendor and want to join in the fun email: [email protected]

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