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It's the Battle of the 'Babs!

21 April 2021

Quorn Foods help support local street-food businesses across the UK with new kebab competition, providing the winner with free advertising space in their local area

  • Quorn Foods new street-food competition reveals the six shortlisted kebab vendors that will be competing for the grand prize, featuring cuisines including Greek, Lebanese, Mexican and Latin American
  • Each vendor has created a new unique food dish using Quorn’s Makes Amazing range
  • The mouth-watering dishes will go head-to-head on Thursday 29th April 2021, where voting will open to the public via Quorn UK’s Instagram page
  • Quorn will provide the winning vendor with free advertising space on a billboard in their home town

Quorn Foods have challenged six kebab-based street food vendors across the country to flex their culinary muscles in their new Battle of the ‘Babs competition.

The new competition will see six shortlisted street food vendors battle it out to be crowned as the new Kebab King or Queen, as the first knock-out round kicks off on Thursday 29th April on Quorn UK’s Instagram page.

The ‘Battle of the Babs’ social competition is giving one lucky winner the chance to have their business and dish featured on a billboard display in their local town.

The billboard will be funded by Quorn Foods, in a new initiative that aims to support local street food chefs who have been affected by lockdown in the last 12 months and encouraging Brits to shop locally.

To compete in the battle, each street food vendor was tasked with creating a delectable new dish featuring Quorn’s new Makes Amazing Peri Peri Strips or Turkish Style Kebab.

The mouth-watering dishes will go head-to-head from 29th April, where voting will open to the public on Quorn’s Instagram page.

The champion street food vendor will be announced on Quorn’s social media on 5th May 2021, following a series of knock out rounds with each chef and their competing dish.

The street food vendors across the UK include:

  • Authentic Lebanese cuisine specialists - Beyroot - from South London, who are looking to impress with their homemade Lebanese khobez dish with halloumi and Quorn’s Turkish Style Kebab

  • Mediterranean and Greek street food vendor - Eat Like a Greek - from Leeds, who are battling for the crown with their authentic gyros featuring Quorn’s Peri Peri Strips

  • Wandering Yak, the sole vegetarian food truck in Cambridgeshire, have paired Quorn’s Peri Peri Strips with homemade houmous, greens and pomegranate seed served in their famous Pitta Pockets

  • The Two Fridas, famous for serving residents of Brighton their delicious Mexican food featuring a vegan twist, have created a Taco-Bab made with Quorn’s Peri Peri strips

  • Manchester based Latin American food vendor, Yummy Yum Manc’s enter the competition with a Chick’n Chimichanga featuring Quorn’s Peri Peri Strips for an extra kick

  • Brighton based Beelzebab, who have been serving vegan food since it opened in 2014, are hoping to win with their Currito made with Quorn’s Turkish Style Kebab strips

Gill Riley, Quorn Marketing Director, said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting local street food vendors and their communities after such a challenging year for small businesses. Our hunt for the Kebab King or Queen has shown us how talented our street food vendors are in the UK and we’ve loved seeing their creative new dishes using our Quorn Makes Amazing range.”

Quorn’s Makes Amazing range helps foodies rustle up delicious vegan food from the comfort of their own kitchens and comes in two delectable flavours:

  • Quorn Makes Amazing Peri Peri Strips: With cumin, a zest of lemon and a hint of nice warm chilli, the vegan Peri Peri strips are a perfect ingredient for either a quick and easy lunch or light evening meal.

  • Quorn Makes Amazing Turkish Style Kebab: With citrusy coriander and the lovely warmth of cumin and ginger, the vegan Turkish Kebab strips are a tongue-tickling feast of deliciousness.

Like all Quorn products, Makes Amazing Peri Peri Strips and Turkish Style Kebab are created with Quorn's mycoprotein; a nutritious and sustainable protein source.

Visit the Quorn UK Instagram page (@Quorn_UK) from Thursday 29th April to vote for your Kebab King or Queen.

Voting rounds will run from 29th April – 3rd May.

Quorn’s Makes Amazing Vegan Peri Peri Strips and Vegan Turkish Kebab are now available from the chilled meat free aisle in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and ASDA (175g, RRP: £3*)

For more information, please contact the Quorn Foods press office at Taylor Herring: 0208 206 5151