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Glasgow Street Food Champs Battle It out

By Emma @glasgowfoodie

Southside Street Food Showdown

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen (India) Vs Fire In Babylon (West Indies)
The Glad Cafe, Shawlands, Glasgow 13-15 JUNE 2014
In this second unofficial meeting of Commonwealth Nations in 2014, two of Scotland’s leading street food exponents go head to head.

Representing India at this one-off pop-up restaurant in Shawlands’ Glad Cafe will be Babu Bombay Street Kitchen and fighting the West Indies’ corner will be Caribbean cooks Fire In Babylon. After all food is consumed, diners get to vote for their favorite dish, with the winning team being announced at the end of each sitting.

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Southside Street Food Showdown

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen (India) Vs Fire In Babylon (West Indies)

13-15 June 2014

The Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 2HG | 0141 636 6119

£5 advance ticket (includes a complimentary drink)

£15 for 4 course meal (1 starter / 2 mains / 1 dessert – payable on the night)

Two sittings per evening: Fri/Sat: 6.30pm/8.30pm | Sun: 5pm/7pm

Advance booking essential – tickets available

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen serve food Mon-Sat from their West Regent Street cafe, as well as at markets and events across the country. They create classic Indian street food, family recipes & home style cooking, using fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, no added preservatives and low oil content – always with a touch of spice! They often mix it up with a little Scottish influence now and then to create dishes that both veggies and meat-eaters love alike. They recently won a Taste of Scotland Award and their food was rated 9/10 in The Scotsman. More at

Babu Sev Puri

Fire In Babylon can be found at various foodie events around Glasgow, serving Jamaican, Tobagonian and Trinidadian delights, often accompanied by the best roots and reggae DJs. Their mission statement is simple: to bring people together through West Indian food, music and culture. Over the next twelve months they’ll be hosting concerts, street parties, cook-ups and Caribbean style barbecues.


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