Pellizco, a Mexican food vendor and Regency member based at the Cutlery Works food hall in Sheffield, has recently been named as British Street Food northern champion 2021.
The business launched just before lockdown and now serves up unique Mexican dishes using specialist, locally-sourced Yorkshire ingredients and worldwide flavours. Pellizco was also the winner of the 2020 British Street Food Award for Best Newcomer.
Founder and chef Daniel Pinch comments, “Street food is so much more than just a few vans at a big event that keep people fed, it has turned into its own culture, expanding into being the focus of their own events, popping up at pubs, breweries and pretty much anywhere with a car park.
“Having competed in the British Street Food Awards last year, I feel it gave us a confidence boost, knowing we could hold our own with the best in the country.
“It definitely gave us a talking point too, people would come up and congratulate us after and I believe it made people want to try our food.”
Nationally, there has been a rise in the number of street food businesses since 2019, with many launching during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Procurement Manager – Claire Green