Brighton street vendors qualify for the Quorn competition Brighton News

TWO street food chefs were shortlisted for a new street food competition.

Quorn Foods “Battle of the Babs” plans to put six street food vendors from across the UK in a contest to find the new kebab king or queen. Two of the six suppliers who have been shortlisted are from Brighton.

The two of are Beelzebab in Queens Road and The Two Fridas. They will have a chance to win a billboard funded by Quorn Foods as part of a new initiative that tries to support local street food chefs.

This initiative was put in place to help street leaders who have been affected by the recent pandemic which has forced them to close. It is also hoped that the billboard will encourage people to shop locally and buy from street vendors.

The ability to get additional publicity for both sellers will not only help their business but also help them promote vegan food. Quorn Foods is based on meatless products and believes that the pleasure does not need to be affected without meat.

Jess Keats, owner of The Two Fridas, said: “The contest is a great opportunity to show that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor when cooking vegan dishes.

“It was so much fun coming up with a new dish and I can’t wait to see what the public thinks about it.”

Luke Semlekan-Tansey, owner of Beelzebab, said: “It would be great to see our company featured on a Brighton billboard if we win.

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“Beelzebab was the first place in the UK to serve vegan kebabs. Our food always packs a punch, and we think our Currito, made with Quorn’s Turkish kebab, will impress connoisseurs across the country.

Each vendor has created a unique new dish using the Quorn Makes Amazing range. Vendor Beelzebab created a Currito for the contest and the Two Fridas chose to make a unique Taco-bab.

Gill Riley, Director of Marketing for Quorn, said, “We are thrilled to support local street food vendors and their communities after such a difficult year for small businesses.”

“Our hunt for the king or queen of kebab showed us how talented our street food vendors are in the UK and we loved seeing their creative new dishes using our amazing range of Quorn products.”

People will be able to support their local supplier by voting for themselves and their dish in a series of knockout rounds on Quorn UK’s Instagram page starting Thursday April 29. The winner will be crowned on May 5th.

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