February 23 to 25
During the first weekend of the festival, Eat the World DXB will welcome 25 international streetfood traders from the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore. They will serve up their most popular fare alongside some of Dubai’s most notable street-food vendors.
“In only its second year, Eat the World DXB is now the world’s ultimate street-food festival in terms of its international spectrum of industry-leading street-food trucks and traders,” says Philip Lowery, director of Food Market Events Middle East, which owns and operates Eat the World DXB. “There is nothing else like it on the planet, let alone in the UAE.”
Ten street-food traders from the United States will be at the event, including Harlem Seafood Soul Truck, The Peached Tortilla, Endless Summer Sweets (think deep-fried Oreos) and Sushi and Seoul, a Florida food truck that dishes up octopus skewers. The 10 f rom the United Kingdom include CrabbieShack – who won the Best of London gong at the British Street Food Awards in 2015 – The Cheese Truck, The Cheeky Italian and Bell & Brisket. Singapore, a rguably the street- food capital of the world, is represented by chef Shen Tan (famous for her nasi lemak), Kerbside Gourmet and MasterChef Asia winner Woo Wai Leong, who will host cooking workshops in the Singapore pavilion kitchen.
Eat The World DXB is at Burj Park in downtown Dubai; 4pm to 11pm on February 23, noon to 11pm on February 24 and 25. Dh40 in advance; Dh50 at the door. Food costs extra. Visit www.eattheworld.ae for more details