Those who know me know that one of my biggest passions is food, whether that be cooking, eating or reading food blogs, my day-to-day turns to food and when travelling a lot of my fondest memories are food related. Everyone has that something that they end up engulfing them and food is it for me, I’ll often be jotting down recipes on my way to work or thinking of new ways to put ingredients together. My brother often teases me for my love for food programmes and anyone who really knows me knows that my true first love was Ready Steady Cook, which I watched almost religiously after school as a kid!
As well as baking, watching food programmes and trying new restaurants I’ve become a massive fan of food festivals. I have no idea how I first started going, I’d been following Street Feast for a while on Twitter and I guess because of this I’ve ended up finding myself heading to far pasts of London, to converted warehouses and places I’d never heard of to get seriously good food. I’ve got a bit of reputation for loving this so often find friends send me random links which turn into trips to the most random places. I love it… usually a blend of food lovers rubbing shoulders in BBQ smokey warehouses with foods from all over.
I’ve been to a fair few now but the best was probably Hawker House by Street Feast. Here are a few snaps from then…
The Rotary bar for some juicy cocktails to start for Lucyann..
…and for Georgia and I Prosecco in erm plastic cups… that should have been what I expected from a warehouse! This is no place for snobbiness!
Delicious nduja pizza
And tacos that beat those I ate in Mexico from Breddos! The Crunchy nut fried chicken with raspberry hot sauce.. amazingly moreish!
Flashy dreary eye taco pose..
Really no attractive way of eating these tacos!
And then on to my firm favourite.. Yum Bun! I love these and always hunt them out at food festivals.. squidgy steamed buns stuffed with gorgeous sticky meat and fresh flavours.
LA was clearly a massive fan. Got to love YumBun!
The atmosphere is electric, really buzzing through the night; massive electic groups of people, an awesome DJ blasting music and people relaxing over lots and lots of great food. We left with massive smiles, sparkly eyes, filled bellies and with smoke smelling hair and ended up going for cocktails at one of my favourite bars, Sushisamba… but that’s a story I’ll save for another time!
If you go, I’d suggest taking cash, comfy shoes (in case you don’t find seats) and fun foodies. The food festivals at Street Feast change through the year (as do opening hours) so checkout the website before going. Link here.
I love food festivals. Can you recommend any good ones going on? Do send over your recommendations and blog links, I really love reading them!