6 Awesome Food Festivals to Get Your Teeth Into

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Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or just love your meat, we all love a good food fest. The chance to try out new nosh, tantalising textures or just eat on something sweet to tickle your tastebuds while catching in to some great entertainment.

Here’s a guide to some awesome food festivals being served up this year:

London Brunch Fest

‘Let’s do brunch’ has become a common phrase when you’ve just laid in too long for breakfast — it’s become part of a lifestyle! And there’s some really delicious options out there, too. Why not celebrate the yumminess that is brunch at this Brick Lane festival that not only has plenty of samples on offer but provides workshops with hands-on experience to discover new varieties. And let’s forget brunch classics like waffles, salmon and muffin bread, combined with some taste-driven talks and panel discussions from company founders and industry leaders.

The event will be on 31st August and 1st September at The Old Truman Brewery.

Standard ticket prices are £20, while there’s also the option to be a VIB (Very Important Bruncher!) for £35.

Warwick Thai Festival

Love a bit of Thai cuisine? Experience not only the fragrant and delicate tastes of Thai food, but the culture as well with this two-day festival in Warwick.

Held at Warwick Racecourse, you can see first-hand food being cooked right before by renowned chefs. When you’ve tried some delicacies, why not take some time out to get yourself a traditional Thai massage or enjoy some Muay Thai boxing? What’s more, there’ll be traditional Thai dancing and music. Including a Ladyboy show and stalls full of fresh produce.

The Big Feastival

It certainly will be a feast, that’s for sure. At Alex James’ Farm away in The Cotswolds, you can get to grips with some awesome street food with hefty portions with demonstrations from top chefs, including Raymond Blanc.

Music and arts for little ones including giant percussion instruments, crafts from The Makery, tree climbing and hands-on workshops from the Royal Shakespeare Company. There will also be visits from Justin Fletcher for Mr Tumble fans, Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol’s Chase and Marshall!

To entertain the adults and the older children will be be performances on the Udder Stage and at the main bandstand from on-trend line-up including Rudimental, Elbow, Lewis Capaldi, Jonas Blue, The Zutons, Nina Nesbitt and many others. The event is happening between 23rd-25th August and tickets are available here.

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Taste Festival — London

This year’s Taste Festival has some awesome themes to really celebrate some popular flavours. This year there’ll be the fire pit, which covers barbecued food and all outdoor cooking for hints of smokiness and flames. Chefs such as Tom Anglese from the Great British Menu, will be there to lift the spit and fan the flames. Then there’s the wild garden, which is there to look at vegetables and plant life, teaching new skills linked to sourcing food from a natural environment and how to prepare it — from garden to grill! You can’t have a food festival without some good tunes, provided by renowned DJs alongside some cooking masterclasses taught by chefs, such as River Cottage tutor and founder, Steven Lamb. These really will be cooking from scratch using different skills, such as bread making. It’s food preparation right from the source, and for festival-goers who want to grow their own, Sustain will be providing some talks and workshops to tell you all about how you can do with this, depending on what it is you want to grow.

Pub in the Park

Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge is behind this tasty and music-fuelled event, whether you want to dance and chill out to your favourite acts or are keen to sample top-quality pub chef cooking from across the country. Luckily for us, the event travels across the UK, including locations at Marlow, Leeds, Chiswick, Tunbridge Wells and Bath, among others. Wherever you are, there’ll be one near you.

There’ll be entertainment from a mix including Stereo MCs, Basement Jaxx, KT Tunstall and Soul II Soul. This will be teamed up with a range of Gastro pub pop-up eateries preparing all sorts of hearty grub that’ll make your stomach sing.

The events are happening between May and September, so check out the dates your nearest events are happening here.

London Coffee Festival

Can’t get enough of coffee? Do you love experiencing the warming and almost sensuous flavour of coffee from around the world? This one’s for you.

With at least 250 types of coffee being showcased and the chance for sampling and soaking up those delicate and sumptuous flavour, there’s sure to be a full-on caffeine buzzing atmosphere. And what goes best with a coffee? Pastries, cake , anything sweet and sugary.

Enjoy your delicacies with mindfulness sessions, demonstrations and music from the likes of Hollie Rodgers, the Fugitive Orchestra and Madeleine Mayi. This event’s happening between 2nd-5th April 2020 so there’s plenty of time to find out more and book tickets.

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