Feast London at the Tobacco Dock
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.
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.
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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