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Categories and Descriptions 

To be eligible to apply your business must offer a Food To Go Option. These Awards are open to all businesses in Northern Ireland (both members and non-members of the NI Food To Go Association)

 

Newcomer Of The Year - Enter Here

 

From inventive menus to exceptional customer service, the Newcomer of the Year award will celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm of an exceptional food to go business that has entered the industry in the last 18 months. This new food to go establishment will have brought a breath of fresh air, introducing exciting flavours and experiences to their community, and has the promise of an exciting culinary journey ahead. (Business should be established from Jan 2023 onwards)

 

Best Breakfast To Go - Enter Here

From Brioche to Breakfast Baps, this award will recognise a business that brightens their customers day with their breakfast to go options.  Whether it’s a coffee and pastry, a good old fashioned fry up, or a healthy acai bowl, this establishment will excel in taste and quality for breakfast on the move, providing a perfect start to the day for customers on the go.

 

Best Dessert To Go - Enter Here

Celebrating the sweetest treats to taste on the go, this award will recognise a business that are masters of crafting delectable desserts for the food to go market. From mouthwatering cakes to pudding perfection, this establishment will deliver a delightful experience that satisfies every sweet craving, ensuring a treat for every occasion. 

 

Best Bakery/Patisserie To Go - Enter Here

Recognising the finest bakeries and patisseries, this award celebrates the mastery of crafting delectable treats available for ‘on the go’. From irresistible pastries to Savory delicacies, these establishments offer a delightful experience that satisfies every craving, ensuring a diverse array of delights for every occasion.

 

Best Indian Food To Go - Enter Here

Embracing the world of Indian cuisine, this award will acknowledge a food to go  establishment that stands out in delivering the most authentic and exceptional Indian dishes. From savoury curries to tantalising spices, this establishment will embody the true essence of Indian flavours. 

 

Best Kebab To Go - Enter Here

This category will celebrate a food to go establishment that delivers the most authentic and exceptional Kebabs. Recognising culinary prowess and dedication to traditional flavours, this award will celebrate an establishment that skilfully prepares and delivers high-quality kebabs. 

 

Best Asian/Pan Asian Food To Go - Enter Here

This category will honour a food to go establishment that excels in delivering authentic and exceptional Asian / Pan Asian cuisine. Recognising culinary expertise and a commitment to traditional flavours, this award will celebrate an establishment that captures the essence of Oriental dishes

 

Best Pizza To Go - Enter Here

Honouring the art of pizza perfection to go, this award will recognise an establishment that excels in preparing and delivering the most authentic and exceptional pizzas to go. From crispy crusts to flavourful toppings, this establishment will capture the essence of traditional pizza.

 

Best Mexican Food To Go - Enter Here

Celebrating the vibrant and spicy world of Mexican cuisine, this award will celebrate a food to go establishment that stands out in delivering the most authentic and exceptional Mexican dishes. From zesty flavours to savoury delights, this establishment will embody the true essence of Mexican culinary traditions.

 

Best Burger To Go - Enter Here

Recognising the mastery of the best burger, this award will celebrate a food to go establishment that delivers the most authentic and exceptional burgers. From beautiful buns to flavourful toppings, this establishment will capture the essence of the perfect burger.

 

Best Coffee To Go - Enter Here

This category will honour a food to go establishment that brews the finest coffee and delivers an exceptional coffee-to-go experience. Recognising the art of crafting high-quality coffee, this award will celebrate establishments that provide a delightful and convenient option for coffee enthusiasts on the move.

 

Best Fish & Chips To Go - Enter Here

Celebrating the UK’s traditional delight, this award will recognise a food to go establishment that masters the art of preparing and delivering the most authentic and exceptional Fish & Chips. From crispy batter to flaky fish, this establishment will capture the essence of this classic dish.

 

Best Deli Food To Go - Enter Here

Honouring the art of delicatessen delights, this award will celebrate a food to go establishment that excels in providing the most authentic and exceptional deli food. From artisanal sandwiches to gourmet salads, this establishment will capture the essence of deli cuisine, offering a taste of culinary excellence with every order.

 

Best Healthy Food To Go - Enter Here

Celebrating health and wellness on the go, this award will recognise a food to go establishment that prioritises nutritious and wholesome options as on-the-go options. From diverse and tasty menus to a commitment to providing nutritious food, this establishment will cater to the growing demand for healthy choices on the go.

 

Street Food of the Year - Enter Here

Honouring the essence of street food culture, this award will celebrate the vendor or establishment that excels in delivering exceptional street food to go. From unique flavours to inventive presentations, this establishment will capture the spirit of street food, providing a delightful and memorable experience for patrons on the move

 

Catering Truck of the Year - Enter Here

Celebrating culinary excellence, this award will acknowledge the catering van that delivers exceptional food on the go. From street corners to events, this van will stand out for its ability to bring high-quality and delicious food directly to patrons, showcasing creativity and adaptability in the culinary world.

 

Food Court of the Year - Enter Here

This award will celebrate the food court that stands out in providing a diverse and satisfying array of culinary options to customers on the go. From international flavours to local favourites, this food court will create a vibrant and enjoyable space for patrons to explore a world of tastes in one location.

 

Franchise of the Year (Local & National) - Enter Here

 

This category recognises exceptional franchises that have demonstrated outstanding performance, growth, innovation, and contribution to their industry over the past year. 

This award celebrates franchises that have effectively implemented their business model, maintained high standards of quality and service, achieved significant financial success, and positively impacted their franchisees and customers alike. 

 

Judges will be looking for overall business performance, customer satisfaction, franchisee support and satisfaction, innovation in products/services or operations, community involvement, and adherence to ethical standards. This prestigious award highlights franchises that serve as role models within their industry, setting benchmarks for excellence and leadership.

 

Food To Go Blogger of the Year - Enter Here

Celebrating the influencers of the culinary world, this award will honour the food blogger who stands out for their engaging content, insightful reviews, and passion for sharing the diverse and delicious world of food to go. From mouthwatering visuals to informative storytelling, this blogger will inspire and guide culinary enthusiasts.

 

Sustainable Food To Go Business of the Year - Enter Here

The Sustainable Food To Go Business of the Year Award will highlight an establishment that demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability. This award will honour businesses that prioritise eco-friendly practices, from sourcing ingredients to implementing environmentally conscious packaging and waste reduction/management. Recognising the importance of responsible business practices, this award will celebrate those who lead the way in creating a more sustainable and environmentally friendly food industry.

 

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry (By Judges nomination only)

This prestigious award will recognise an individual, establishment, or organisation that has made a significant and positive impact on the food to go industry. From innovation to community engagement, this individual will have influenced and elevated the culinary landscape, leaving a lasting legacy

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