Top London food trucks head to ‘Eat the World DXB’

09/02/2016 - Dubai Lifestyle News
The food trucks wait to leave London

London’s finest international food trucks have started their 4,000-mile journey from the UK to the UAE for the first-ever Eat the World DXB.

The hip, new street-food event will bring together 15 of the English capital’s most diverse culinary concepts at Burj Park as part of the 2016 Dubai Food Festival, which takes place February 25 to March 12.

The colourful convoy of food trucks – with vehicles including a converted ambulance – have been loaded onto tankers and have set sail for Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port.

A contemporary street food, music and entertainment event, Eat the World DXB is expected to attract a bumper crowd of 20,000 visitors from February 25 to 27.

Joining the 15 London food trucks for the event line up will be the UAE’s leading food trucks, an artisan food market, an exciting array of culinary experiences and a host of UAE-based session musicians and instrumentalists.

“The traders can’t wait to arrive in the UAE and see what the local foodies think of their dishes and diverse offerings,” said Eat the World DXB director Philip Lowery.

“London’s food truck movement has been setting international trends for years and Eat the World DXB will bring some of the world’s most innovative culinary concepts to Dubai. [We hope] the event can be a catalyst for an even more dynamic food truck movement on these shores.”

Food truck traders already confirmed for the event include Fish Dogs – which offers an exciting take on the classic fish finger sandwich - by world-renowned London chef Mark Hix.

Other food trucks confirmed include The Crema Caravan, a husband and wife team specialising in mouth-watering Crème Brulees, and Oli Babas, whose famous Halloumi fries are set to be a sure-fire hit. The truck serves deep-fried cheese served on a bed of za'atar yogurt, dressed with pomegranate molasses, sumac, Turkish chilli, mint and pomegranate seeds.