Summer doesn’t exactly feel like it’s around the corner, but festival season sure does. As well as noisy gigs and mud, that means all sorts of outdoor eating and drinking events. Foodies Festival, which started out as an add-on to the Edinburgh Festival a few years ago, has expanded to a series of events across the country. This year, Foodies has two weekend-long festivals in the London area, offering a mix of cookery demonstrations by chefs, hands-on classes in BBQs, cakes and cocktails, numerous street-food stalls, a bar in a double-decker bus and plenty of food-related activities for children.
Foodies comes to Hampton Court Palace on May Saturday 25 – Monday 27 and Clapham Common on June 7-9. Prices start at £15 for a one-day ticket; for info, see foodiesfestival.com.
And if you’re still hungry for more…
…then mosey on down to the Scoop at More London (the outdoor ampitheatre next to the GLA building) for a day of feasting by the riverside on Saturday, May 25. Munch Street Food have teamed up with ten leading street-food traders, and there’ll also be a bar and some summer sounds from up- and-coming artists.
Check out munchstreetfood.com for more.