Welsh Street Food Awards - Words from the Winners

So, the Welsh Street Food Awards returned for 2020 last weekend. With Street Food Warehouse having hosted the awards for the past 2 years, we felt it only fair to let another local street food outlet take the lead for 2020! The awards were held at Talbot Gardens, Pontcanna and entailed some of Cardiff’s most loved street food traders, such as That Street Food, The Queen Pepiada and plenty more. 

The winners of the weekend, Makasih and Bao Selecta, just so happen to be two of our most trusted traders in the local foodie scene. So we just couldn’t wait to catch up with them on the weekend’s antics and to chat about their wins!

Makasih – Welsh Street Food Award Champion

Makasih took home the people’s choice award at last year’s Welsh Street Food Awards, hosted by Street Food Warehouse. So, we were thrilled to find out that they had walked away with the champion award this year! Makasih have traded with us for years, so it really is amazing for us to see one of our faves be recognised for their incredible Malaysian street food. 

The Makasih team “made changes to our much loved Malaysian Fried Chicken Roti as well as debuting a new dish very much inspired by our travels in Malaysian King Prawn Laksa and presented these to the judges and crossed our fingers.”

Ruth, co-founder of Makasih said “it was so good to be back out trading after a very different summer for us. We traded in our new van Eddie alongside 6 other great traders competing for the title of Welsh Street Food Champions.  After winning the People’s choice last year and coming so close to the Judges choice we wanted to go one better.”

Check out Makasih and their mouthwatering grub here.

Makasih Vegan Curry

Bao Selecta – People’s Choice Welsh Street Food Award

Bao Selecta are another one of our most loved street food traders in Cardiff. Their bao buns truly are one to try. With Nick and the team due to make appearances at a number of our 2020 street food festivals, we were gutted to not be working with them this year, but we have plenty of events scheduled for summer 2021, so watch this space!

The Bao Selecta team said "the weekend was great, the sun came out and everybody seemed to have a lovely time. We were just glad to be trading outdoors at an event, so to win the people's vote too was the icing on an already super cake! We are grateful for every vote and have respect for all the tasty food that we tried from the other traders too. A good bunch!"

Stay up to date with the Bao Bun gang here.

Did you know Street Food Warehouse also offers street food catering services to third party events? Learn more here.



Well, well, well. Swansea was a banger, there's no doubt about it. You lot thought you were going to have to wait a whole year for another foodie bonanza at Museum Park, and a year is a long old time. As you may already have heard, your luck is in: The Welsh Street Food Awards 2019 are being hosted in Swansea between 24-25 August, so Street Food Warehouse and Pop Up Bar Hire are all gearing up for another bank holiday weekend of the best street food in the country (literally) and the huge vibes that Swansea festivals always bring. Supported by Hellmann's, the Welsh Street Food Awards 2019 will see food vendors competing for your vote as they jostle for a place at the British finals in London. There are two ways of getting there; receive the most votes from the general public, or get the nod from the celebrity judges who will be on site across the weekend judging the best dish that each vendor puts forward. The Hang Fire girls, as well as Richard Johnson, will get the final say for one lucky (and deserving) vendor, but it'll be you guys casting your own votes that also have huge implications for the other winner. Who are you backing?There's a genuinely superb selection of street food on offer at this year's Welsh Street Food Awards. Some classic Swansea regulars make an appearance in the form of the BBQ bosses at Spicer's, the Frenchy wizards Rue de la Cocotte, and previous finalists Pink Peppercorn. There are also plenty of newbies heading across to lovely Abertawe; Queen Pepiada bring their delightful Venezuelan cuisine, whilst the Mexican/Welshie hybrid That Street Food are enjoying their second summer season, bringing delicious dishes and big ol' smiles. A call out to the sweet tooths, the carb-cravers and the spice-fanatics. There's something for all of you! Full listings of vendors can be found hereOf course, we'll also be bringing our sister company - Pop Up Bar Hire - to supply the pints and the Pimm's all weekend long, for what is expected to be a gloriously sunny and tasty weekend of high quality street food. Have you signed up for your FREE ticket yet? Get on it right here, and you'll be in with a chance of winning a whole host of prizes sponsored by Hellmann's, as well as cocktails and street food meals on the weekend.