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Edinburgh street food business Junk named best in UK at British Street Food Awards - and set to open restaurant

Edinburgh street food vendors, Junk, have won the British Street Food Awards - and are set to open a restaurant.

Published: September 19, 2022

The Edinburgh street food business, Junk, came out top at this year's British Street Food Awards.

As the name suggest, the annual awards celebrate the best in British street food, and was launched in 2010.

Street food vendors have competed in live heats all around the UK, with the regional champions attending the grand final this month.

This year's British Street Food Awards grand champion was Junk, an Edinburgh-based vendor, Junk, with Glasgow's Kochci (the only other Scottish business in the finals) winning People's Choice in the Scottish Street Food Awards and the Spice Awards in the British Street Food Awards.

Junk are Cam and Jade, who started their business as a blog, which developed into a a recipe site that then led to their street food venture only four months ago.

Cam and Jade said of their business: "We began out Street food venture just four months ago and within that time we have had our second daughter, left our jobs, and won both the Scottish Street Food awards and the British Street Food Awards.

"We have only done 12 events since we started and have received incredible feedback from our customers.

"Junk was born from our love of food, love for creating and most of all our love for indulging.

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"We love to share, so we’re bringing you our favourite recipes that are soaked in naughtiness and bursting with flavour.

"A combination of our fine dining backgrounds and infatuation for all things not good for you, We are not your average ‘fast’ Junk- we’ve raised the bar."

As well as being busy winning awards, the couple are also gearing up to open Junk the restaurant in Edinburgh.

They added: "We are super excited to be opening Junk as a restaurant in Edinburgh this coming November on South Clerk Street, Newington."

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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