As denizens of SW17 already know, Tooting is the new Shoreditch. But more than just being a thrilling, diverse and remarkably affordable place to live (okay, maybe it’s not the new Shoreditch), it’s also rapidly becoming one of London’s best food villages. For proof, look no further than these two new food festivals.
Tooting Foodival runs Saturday September 13 and Sunday 14, organised by Transition Town Tooting. On Saturday donors drop off food they’ve grown locally and on Sunday guests are invited to come and eat it. It’s a proper community event, now in its seventh year, which attracted 300 visitors in 2013.
And then there’s Tootopia, from October 3 to 5. This more business-focused event is organised by the best of Tooting’s burgeoning restaurant and bar scene, with beer and cider festivals, live music, and even a pie-eating competition. SW17: it’s rootin’ Tooting!
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By Guy Dimond