Street Food: Paint The Town Green!
All across the nation, from Bristol to Brighton, London to Lanarkshire, city streets and people’s palates are all about the street food.
Trucks and shacks serve traditional British fare, as well as more colourful dishes, courtesy of our rich and vibrant multicultural society. Some vendors have even managed to blend the traditionally British with the tantalisingly exotic.
And if you think this food revolution is limited to menus, think again. Street food vendors are in a wonderful position, in that they have the opportunity to change the way people think about food service and helping the environment.
Instead of handing out cheap, toxic Styrofoam containers that are harmful to the environment, street vendors can go green, with everything from alternative and renewable energy sources, to ethically stylish catering supplies from www.littlecherry.co.uk.
That’s right; ethical street food is about more than organic and free range (though, these are incredibly important and should always be supported!). By taking a planet-friendly approach when it comes to serving food, street food revolutionaries have the power to educate the masses and enhance their unique dining experience.
Biodegradable food packaging will work a treat for every kind of street food establishment; whether you need compostable coffee cups for your organic chai latte or disposable tableware for your on-the-go culinary creations.
Of course, if you’re already an advocate for eco-friendly supplies, and you have your sights set on bigger things, you can always take a leaf out of New York’s book.
The Big Apple is one of the world’s top spots for street food, with an array of food trucks, shacks, and even rickshaws serving everything from All-American classic ‘dogs to Hungarian goulash and Asian cuisine. Some argue the city was built on street food, which has accounted for much of its growth and unique culture.
Now though, New York’s street food sector is leading the way on a whole new level. They are getting ready to introduce a brand new fleet of eco-friendly food carts, kitted out with all the latest green gear. Solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries are just a few of the innovations listed in The Wall Street Journal article about the new MRV100 Hybrids from Queens-based company, MOVE Systems.
You can read the full article here, and if you find yourself inspired, then make sure you follow suit. Do your research; follow the development of this new NYC initiative, and start making an immediate difference by stocking up on recyclable, ethically-sourced catering supplies.
Street Food Vendors of Great Britain, whatever your town or city, paint it green!