PIZZAS, CHIPS AND GIN It’s only been running for a year but
Chanbury’s Woodfired Italian Pizza
was named top in the Devon Street Food Awards after impressing judges at the Nourish Festival in Bovey Tracey.
The company, which is based in Newton Abbot, serves hand-stretched sourdough pizzas with fabulous high quality toppings from its mobile oven. Pizzas include the Rustic Goat with Cornish Nanny blue goat’s cheese, red onion, mushrooms, san marzano tomatoes, rocket and basil or there’s the seasonal Crab Special – white crab meat with a ricotta and spinach blend, along with mozzarella, fresh red chilli, basil, rocket and a drizzle of lemon and dill.
Another mobile outfit doing great things is the Whiddon Wagon, a mobile fish and chip shop based in Barnstaple. It’s been shortlisted for the Best Mobile category in the 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards, one of only five and the only one in the south of the country. Fingers crossed for the team for the finals on 24 January. A previous awards’ winner, Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plymouth is a Youtube hit after cooking channel Sortedfood declared it the best in the South West. Owner Craig Maw also appeared on American TV in celebrity chef show Simply Ming, after chef Ming Tsai spent a day cooking with him at the Plymouth chippy.
This autumn sees the launch of two Devon gins. Dartington Crystal spent a day with Devon Distillery’s Still on the Move to make its own limited edition Crystal Gin. It’s presented in bottles which have been sand etched at the factory. It’s available from the Dartington Crystal shop in Torrington at £35.
The Exeter Chiefs Special Edition Gin was made with Salcombe Distilling Co. to celebrate the team’s seven year winning streak. It’s the distillery’s own Start Point gin presented in an Exeter Chiefs’ commemorative bottle. It’s available from the Salcombe distillery or at exeterchiefs. co.uk priced £44.95.