Feast London at the Tobacco Dock


Feast London

How about the spell of rain this weekend hey? I got my biker boots out for the first time since April for an escape to Blogstock festival and it’s been a busy two days of learning, debate sessions, networking (cocktail in hand) and connecting with fellow bloggers and vloggers from the Travel, Fashion and Lifestyle verticals.

I also met the team at Expedia who brought along their pioneers from France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. The latter are doing a super intense bootcamp right now and are producing content on a daily basis (on very little sleep) as they battle it out for the amazing opportunity to win £100K to travel around their home country for a year and dedicate themselves to the discovery of places and characters to introduce to the Travellers Notes blog hosted by Expedia. How cool is that?

I’ve been pretty hard at work recently too, on an upcoming blog collaboration on the theme of branding (stay tuned!) and planning our trip to Croatia, which I’ll post about to share resources I’ve been using and how our itinerary is coming along. It’s in just two weeks now and I’m getting more and more excited everyday.

So to wrap up this week, I wanted to share with you one of my adventures from last weekend: a visit to FEAST at the Tobacco Dock in London.

I accessed the festival courtesy of a press pass from Nuffnang and picked the Saturday session (5pm – 10pm) to go sample great street cuisine from new and beloved traders of the London food scene, bringing Rob along as my plus one. I can confirm that we stuffed our faces pretty successfully so have a peek at the photo-diary below and hop on for some of my personal recommendations.

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That looked nice, didn’t it? I’ll be honest and say that our visit was characterised by a heartbreaking succession of moral dilemmas: mac & cheese or pulled pork burritos? Seafood paella or soy-glazed chicken wings? Colourful meringues or creme brûlées or rich chocolatey brownies?

There was so much amazing food on display that it made it slightly hard to make some decisions (and concessions). At least we were two so we could sample more things and share them between us (prices were on average £4 to £7 for mains and £2 to £5 for desserts). Events like this remind me how lucky we are with the diversity and originality of London street-food. So next time you’re out and about, keep an eye out for these guys:

Street Food Heroes: Anna Mae’s Mac & Cheese (Seriously blown away, delicious mac and cheese and huge portions) – The Frenchie (Confit Duck and blue or goat’s cheese? That’s a win to me, every single time) – The Cheese Truck (British classics revisited). Ok, I’m aware all my favourites feature cheese heavily, what can you do? It’s the French blood in my veins.

Restaurants: Notting Hill Kitchen (Spanish / Fusion) – Salvation in Noodles (Vietnamese) – The Breakfast Club (Pure hangover food, never fails to please and affordable prices for gigantic portions)

Drinks & Desserts: Harry Brompton’s (Delicious refreshing alcoholic Iced tea) – The Brulerie (Creme Brûlées, need I say more?) – Julia’s Homemade Brownie Bar (Their stock had disappeared by 8pm, also, those were the best brownies I’ve ever had in my life. Not kidding) – Christabel’s (Botanical cocktails, truly lovely and original)

I wonder…. what is your favourite street food in London or otherwise? I would love to know!

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August 10, 2014

Everything looks incredibly delicious! My favourite street food would have to be the burritos from the Freebird burritos stall right by my work. Not good for my waisteline but oh so so delicious. :)

August 11, 2014

Hi Tessa! Thank you for your comment and I have to say you got me curious about those burritos, I might just visit their Liverpool street location :) I just read your review of Disobedient Objects too, and I'll definitely check it out on your recommendation. Jesse x

August 11, 2014

Haha, I see what you mean about the neons!
You have some lovely photos :)

Honey @ The Girl Next Shore
August 11, 2014

Jesse! Your photos look absolutely amazing and nice bumping into you albeit for a short while!!!

(You've gotta teach me how to take photos of lights sans flares btw!)

August 11, 2014

Thank you Sara! Much appreciated :) Jesse x

August 11, 2014

Thank you for your kind words Honey! It was nice bumping into you too and this way you got to see Rob briefly :) I'll introduce him properly on the blog sometime (if he lets me!). For the sans flare, I just waited for the sky to be slightly overcast and I edited some of the pics later to make them slightly brighter :) Jesse x

Dough Bri
August 11, 2014

Delighted to see a pic of our pizza made it on to your blog! Just wondering whether we could use the pic on our site? Did you get chance to try the pizza btw?

August 11, 2014

Hello Dough Bro! Thank you for your comment and of course, please feel free to use the picture - it'd be nice if you can link back to me (blog or relevant social media page) so I can meet new readers :) I haven't unfortunately but I'd love to - where can I find you next? Jesse.

August 12, 2014

You are a really talented food photographer! I'm new to your blog and I can't wait to read back and find out more about your exciting life! :)

Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

August 13, 2014

Hi Candy, thank you so much for your kind words! I just got a camera a month ago so I'm very much finding my way still around it :) I'm glad that you found the blog and I'll be sure to check out yours too. Jesse x

August 14, 2014

Jesse it was lovely to see you again. The new camera is working out well, you have such lovely pictures from the festival. I am gutted I missed out on the Mac and Cheese all the pictures look delicious Lucy x

August 18, 2014

Thank you for your comment Lucy and it was lovely to see you too! I have to admit I'm a little obnoxious with the camera, taking it everywhere with me :) But thank you for your kind words, I find myself very drawn to photography. Jesse x

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