September 6, 2014 pizza, Street food 3 Comments

Pizza van

Pizza van

For “main course” on my British Street Food Awards quest, I stopped at wood-fired pizza purveyors Big Blu.

Based in Dunbar, they rove around the place in their blue Citroen van, spending a couple of days each week serving the folks from their home town, with the rest of the time spent at festivals and markets, with regular stops in Edinburgh.

Menu board

Menu board

I’d had an impressively good month for street food pizza with stops at SoLaTiDough and Pizzette during the Festival, so the bar was set pretty high.

The friendly folks were quickly about rolling the fresh dough then topping things with a lovely mix of bechamel, smoked fish, prawns and mozzarella (£7). Once in the oven, it was ready within a couple of minutes.

Pizza

Pizza

I shuffled over to the steps of St Mary’s Cathedral to dine and once I’d worked out that the big shadow in the photos I was trying to take was me, and had shifted over to the other side, I commenced eating.

It was an absolutely excellent dish. The base was light, but just thick enough to support the “fold and shove faceward” eating method, so that’s what I employed. The topping was creamy loveliness, with the fish and prawns outstanding. I was left entirely satisfied with what was one of the best items I’ve eaten in 2014.

So overall, Big Blu provided another five star street food experience. I couldn’t have been more impressed. Track them down and try them for yourself at your earliest convenient opportunity.

5 stars 2

Written by BKR