More Street Food On The Way In Scilly

town hall rear 2013There’s potential for more street food in Scilly, to offer choice and value for locals and visitors. That’s the view of  two islands’ businesspeople who will be operating mobile food stalls in town this summer.

The latest trader to be licensed by the Council, Carrie Graham, says she has been inspired by her outdoor eating experiences during 9 years of travelling, especially from the time when she lived in Laos and Cambodia.

Carrie won’t be selling hot food but intends to provide homemade sandwiches from 11am to 3pm at Little Porth, Town Beach, The Strand and Well Cross. She’ll operate throughout the season, starting from gig weekend.

Pete Reynolds started a successful mobile crepe business last year. He says he welcomes more competition and says it will help keep the restaurants on their toes, too. Pete sells his pancakes from a bicycle-drawn stand and says the vehicle itself attracts interest and adds to the experience.

Carrie shares that view. She says she couldn’t find a suitable stall off-the-shelf, so she’s commissioned a bespoke wooden stall from the mainland, which she hopes will create a ‘beach food’ vibe.

Now she says she’s hoping that a local artist or artists will offer to help her personalise it and make it look distinctly local.

The pair could be joined by additional food vendors soon.

St Mary’s pasty maker Traci Badcock has also applied for a licence to trade for four hours a day in the Mermaid car park and Silver Street.

But Pete feels that a space, like the square behind the Town Hall, could provide a perfect base  for both food and craft stalls. That, he says, could widen the islands’ food and activity choices.

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