FOOD from the street went on the bus at an event to celebrate the growing 'street food' culinary trend.

A double-decker was used in the Eats from the Street event at Teesside Retail Park, near Stockton, which was curated by street food pioneer Richard Johnson.

Chefs involved in the Eats from the Street touring roadshow will return a further two weekends before Christmas to set up a 'street food village' complete with converted bus.

The idea is to offer much higher quality food based on classic dishes,like fish and chips. On Saturday and Sunday (OCT18/19) the fish was was served with offerings of a lemon, lime and chilli batter or a masala marinade.

Mike Clarke, Teesside’s Centre Manager, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Eats from the street to Teesside. It’s a great concept and we’re sure our customers will enjoy the delicious and diverse range of food on offer.”

Mr Johnson, who set up the British Street Food Awards five years ago, said: “The hottest new restaurant openings in the last two years have all started off on the streets, from Meat Liquor and Pizza Pilgrims, to Yum Bun, Homeslice, Patty and Bun and Pitt Cue.

"Everybody wants a taste. Teesside is just getting in there first.”

British Street Food, the organisation promoting the culinary movement established by Mr Johnson, is developing street food ‘brands’ for airports and railway stations round the world.

“Now comes Teesside;” said Mr Johnson. “It’s really pioneering.”