Scotland's top street food vendors compete to be crowned the nation's favourite

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Any excuse to tuck into tasty scran is good enough for us, but when it involves some very best street food on offer right now? Even better! This weekend, vendors from across Scotland will set up their stalls at The Pitt market in Edinburgh and compete to be named the country’s favourite.

On Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16, sixteen of Scotland’s top street food producers will take part in the Scottish Street Food Awards, supported by Hellmann’s. Over the weekend, thousands of visitors will get the chance to sample the dishes on offer - and cast their vote for their favourite.

From crispy haggis bao buns to venison pastrami sliders, there will be plenty of flavours from across the globe, all with a local twist. Showcasing Scotland’s thriving street food scene, you’ll be able to sample delicious dishes from ShrimpWreck, Prime Street Food, The Peruvian, Moo Pie Gelato, Moskito, Wanderers Kneaded, Ginger & Chilli, Fatboys, The Shawarma Shack, Redshank, Barnacles & Bones, Melted, Rost Eats, The Buffalo Truck and FacePlant Foods.

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Visitors will cast their vote alongside guest judges Ben Reade, of Edinburgh Food Studio and Fhior’s Scott Smith. The winner will then go on to compete in the British Street Food Awards, with the chance to make it to the European finals which will be held in Malmo, Sweden later this year.

Hal Prescott, founder of The Pitt, says: “Scots know great food, and the creativity that street food vendors bring to table is nothing short of brilliant.

“Come and cast your vote for Scotland’s street food favourite - with such a brilliant trader line up, this is a foodie weekend you won’t want to miss.”

The Pitt is open from 12 noon until 10pm on both Saturday and Sunday, and entry costs £3 on the door (or £2 if booked in advance).

The Pitt, 125 Pitt Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4DE -