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Street Food Union Supports Start-Up Foodies With Takeover Initiative

Officially launching this month Street Food Union has announced that they will be hosting two start-up food businesses, initially at their Bayou Bar site, allowing them to take over the site for a Sunday and create their own unique pop up experiences,

with the invaluable support of a team with years of experience behind them.

Building on an initial takeover last year, when Mo’s Eggs brought his concept to Broadway Market for a special one of event, the Street Food Union team hope that this was the first of many successful pop-ups which allow new food business, with the support of the Street Food Union team, to test drive their ideas within a realistic environment.

To launch this initiative on the 26th of January Ruben's Reubens will be bringing his salt beef sandwiches to Tooting for a unique take on Sunday brunch and on the 9th of February PEP Kitchen will be hosting ‘PEP-MEX’; an all plant-based Mexican street food menu based on the high quality frozen meals the new business have created.

From foundation, Street Food Union has focused on supporting its traders. Initially establishing a Street Food University, they actively mentor their traders offering training on finances, product buying, festival events and much more. This approach means that traders launch their food businesses informed and as a direct consequence, unlike so many start-up food businesses in this competitive industry, are much more likely to succeed in establishing their businesses. 

Nick Willoughby, a founding member of the SFU team said:

"We are incredibly excited about allowing new food businesses to host their takeovers with us at Bayou Bar and hope these two are the first of many

“From experience, we know how hard it can be to set up a food business, and how many different things need to be considered to make it a success. We’ve seen entrepreneurs businesses flourish and grow but we have also seen them fail.

“By establishing these pop-up takeovers, we hope to ensure that as many people’s ideas actually become a reality, new traders go into the journey with open eyes and the knowledge and practical support to make it happen."


Sunday 9th February

Opening hours: 11am – 9pm

Ticketing info Early Bird tickets - £15 available via the PEP website or walk-ins welcome



Sunday 26th January

Opening hours: 10am-4pm

Ticketing Info Walk-in event

Social: @rubenzreubenz

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