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The best food out there is made by passionate and hardworking independent vendors at street stalls, markets, festivals and shops.
Our mission is to support street food vendors so they can better compete in an environment dominated by high street food behemoths. We help independent vendors promote their food, innovate with feedback, and reward street food fans, so eaters have better access to the enormous variety of dishes and cuisines available at markets and curbs across UK cities.

Street Food is Better Food

The best food out there is made by passionate and hardworking independent vendors at street stalls, markets, festivals and shops.
Our mission is to support street food vendors so they can better compete in an environment dominated by high street food behemoths. We help independent vendors promote their food, innovate with feedback, and reward street food fans, so eaters have better access to the enormous variety of dishes and cuisines available at markets and curbs across UK cities.

Zeid Bsaibes - Founder

Combining a love of food, tech and small business, Zeid founded Hawkker in mid-2017 with the belief that the correct application of tech can empower street food vendors to reach a much wider audience of eaters hungry for new food experiences across cities, and at the same time have real impact on local economies across the UK.

Zeid spent much of his pre-Hawkker career on the strategy and operations side of a disruptive healthcare start-up right next to Leather Lane street food market before training as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu chef school in London. Since moving to London in 2008, Zeid has witnessed (and tasted!) first-hand the growth of diverse, authentic and affordable food from an array of incredible street food vendors who represent the very frontier of innovation in the food industry.

Independent Vendors Matter

Street food is a rapidly growing phenomenon across the UK. Younger, more adventurous eaters are fueling this growth with their demand for novel flavours, dishes and food concepts. It is no wonder that street food vendors are at the forefront of culinary innovation in the UK food industry.

The increasing popularity of street food is an all-around positive phenomenon for the UK economy: it stimulates small business growth, improves employment opportunities, and regenerates local markets and public spaces. The increased availability of street food also has a positive social impact on local communities: it exposes people to affordable new food experiences, cuisines and flavours, and brings eaters closer to their food (who makes it, what’s in it, and where it’s sourced).

We believe that bolstering the street food sector means supporting local economic growth, increasing accessibility to the most delicious food, and improving food diversity across the UK.

Connecting Street Food Vendors with Food Lovers

Bringing Tech to Street Food

We live in a world where consumers expect to find information about their next meal immediately, with a mere tap on their smartphones – the proliferation of food delivery and booking apps, complete with menus, opening times, allergens and imagery, is a testament to this. But the current state of play leaves out the entire world of street food…until now.

Hawkker | the street food app connects independent food vendors to street food lovers and newbies alike. Through a simple technology platform, we're empowering independent food vendors with limited resources to better engage with their customers, drive footfall, gather feedback, and innovate their offering.

The Hawkker Platform

  1. The Hawkker platform is designed to meet the digital and dietary demands of the digital-first consumer. Our research shows that consumers would eat street food more regularly if:
    1) They could be sure that vendors in their vicinity were open and could peruse their menus beforehand
    2) They knew more about ingredients, dietary information and quality of the dishes;
    3) They could avoid the long queues at peak times.

The Hawkker Eater app tackles these barriers so street food is more convenient, accessible and reliable.

Hawkker wants to give hungry, busy eaters informed, fast, affordable access to delicious and authentic food produced by small, independent businesses whose successes have an enormous positive impact on local communities and economies.

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Zeid Bsaibes - Founder

Combining a love of food, tech and small business, Zeid founded Hawkker in mid-2017 with the belief that the correct application of tech can empower street food vendors to reach a much wider audience of eaters hungry for new food experiences across cities, and at the same time have real impact on local economies across the UK.

Zeid spent much of his pre-Hawkker career on the strategy and operations side of a disruptive healthcare start-up right next to Leather Lane street food market before training as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu chef school in London. Since moving to London in 2008, Zeid has witnessed (and tasted!) first-hand the growth of diverse, authentic and affordable food from an array of incredible street food vendors who represent the very frontier of innovation in the food industry.

Independent Vendors Matter

Street food is a rapidly growing phenomenon across the UK. Younger, more adventurous eaters are fueling this growth with their demand for novel flavours, dishes and food concepts. It is no wonder that street food vendors are at the forefront of culinary innovation in the UK food industry.

The increasing popularity of street food is an all-around positive phenomenon for the UK economy: it stimulates small business growth, improves employment opportunities, and regenerates local markets and public spaces. The increased availability of street food also has a positive social impact on local communities: it exposes people to affordable new food experiences, cuisines and flavours, and brings eaters closer to their food (who makes it, what’s in it, and where it’s sourced).

We believe that bolstering the street food sector means supporting local economic growth, increasing accessibility to the most delicious food, and improving food diversity across the UK.

Bringing Tech to Street Food

We live in a world where consumers expect to find information about their next meal immediately, with a mere tap on their smartphones – the proliferation of food delivery and booking apps, complete with menus, opening times, allergens and imagery, is a testament to this. But the current state of play leaves out the entire world of street food…until now.

Hawkker | the street food app connects independent food vendors to street food lovers and newbies alike. Through a simple technology platform, we're empowering independent food vendors with limited resources to better engage with their customers, drive footfall, gather feedback, and innovate their offering.

The Hawkker Platform

  1. The Hawkker platform is designed to meet the digital and dietary demands of the digital-first consumer. Our research shows that consumers would eat street food more regularly if:
    1) They could be sure that vendors in their vicinity were open and could peruse their menus beforehand
    2) They knew more about ingredients, dietary information and quality of the dishes;
    3) They could avoid the long queues at peak times.

The Hawkker Eater app tackles these barriers so street food is more convenient, accessible and reliable.

Hawkker wants to give hungry, busy eaters informed, fast, affordable access to delicious and authentic food produced by small, independent businesses whose successes have an enormous positive impact on local communities and economies.

Through the development of Hawkker, we hope to reach a point where technology puts access to street food on an equal footing with the very biggest retailers. Our ultimate aim is to create an environment where the very best food is rewarded with the success it deserves, irrespective of who makes it and where they sell it.

The Hawkker vendor app has already gone live. We are busy building our vendor community so eaters can find the very best food in their area.

The Hawkker Eater app is for anybody who loves or wants to discover the amazing food on offer from small independent vendors. Anybody who understands the importance of street food in its ability to provide high-quality, affordable and authentic offerings to every-day food choices. For customers who recognise that street food brings people together, encourages diversity and provides much needed employment in these challenging economic times. Hawkker eaters are excited to discover novel tastes and understand that the best food comes from humble origins and is best enjoyed in unpretentious settings.

The Hawkker eater app will allow hungry street food lovers to see what’s available in their areas or which areas they should visit to find what they want. Eaters will be able to review menus, ingredients, vendor profiles and reviews of their food to help them make their decisions. They will be able to build earn redeemable hawkker points with their favourite vendors and take advantage of any offers that vendors might be promoting. They will also be able to review the food that they eat and help support their favourite vendors succeed on the back of their delicious food.