The street food sector has yet to reach its full potential in the UK, and with so many people attempting to break into the industry there are new trends emerging which are hot for 2018.
The street food business is often seen as a “low-risk” alternative to setting up a restaurant, making it an attractive market to get into. The Independent reports that within a street vendor’s first-year, turnover can be anything between £40,000 – £250,000 and those with multiple sites can earn up to £1.5m revenue.
Less Style over Substance
Gourmet street food should rival the best quality restaurants.
One of the main reasons why street food took off in the UK was for its reputation for quality sourced ingredients from local produce.
However, the fact that some food vendors are focusing on making their products look good, rather than keeping track and/or informing customers where their food has come from, poses a threat to the perception of the industry to the public.
This year will see more vendors return to the heart of street food, by emphasising the local and quality ingredients used in their dishes.
More Variety for Vegans
Vegan street food is on the rise, a sixth of Camden Markets food stalls now cater exclusively to vegans. The places emerging on the street food scene have been so impressive that they’re even enticing meat eaters to trade up on their usual meat-heavy lunch.
Meat eaters might think going vegan means healthy, but vegan eaters love a gorgeous burger as much as the rest of us, so you can expect tasty sauces, crispy and breaded coatings and all the usual tantalizing ingredients minus the meat.
Incorporating vegan options on a menu is a great way for street food vendors to add something interesting to their menu, and maintain the street food industry’s expectation to deliver new experiences.
A great meat alternative that will open-up doors to meat eaters and vegans alike, is jackfruit.
Jackfruit the New Meat
Jackfruit contains no saturated fat or cholesterol, is light on sodium and low in calories. The fruit works best as a meat alternative when it’s unripe and can be used to make the tastiest burritos, curries, stir-fries and even chicken wings!
Street food vendors and vegan restaurants have been creating a storm with this much-loved meat alternative.
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