Taste of London Food Festival (Or Free-Sample Fest, as we like to call it)

My sister and I were lucky enough to attend the wonderful Taste of London Festival on Wednesday evening, which runs from Wednesday the 14 of June to Sunday the 18th – so there’s still time to head down there. I highly recommend it if you’ve got a quiet Sunday! You can find all the festival deets right here if you’d like to go along and see what all the fuss is about. If nothing else, it’s a fun, sunny day out in Regent’s Park!

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The vegetable wall – insert aubergine emoji here

Here’s my reasons for attending:

  1. Free samples agogo – big shout out to Joe & Seph’s Popcorn which is not only COMPLETELY delicious, but their free sample game was on point! Their truffle oil and truffle salt popcorn was…omg. So good.

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    Hippeas were handing out tote bags and snack packs
  2. The chance to chat to some wonderful independent food brands and meet really passionate food people. We chatted to Olive Tale, who make the most delicious, tasty olive oil, Holy Moly Dips who had the brilliant idea of making ready made guacamole without the additives and dairy that supermarkets like to add in, and Harry Brompton’s Alcoholic Iced Tea which is refreshing and a really nice alcoholic alternative to everything else on the market.

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    I couldn’t resist a tub of Milk Choc Chip Ready-to-eat Cookie Dough from The Cookie Dough Co
  3. Competitions everywhere you look. From social media posts to hoopla-ing your prize and find the hamper games, Taste of London had it all covered.

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    What I wish the inside of my fridge looked like – Pots & Co’s stand
  4. The chance to eat food you wouldn’t maybe otherwise be able to find/afford/try. Taste of London have reached out to some really exciting London restaurants to produce some delicious dishes you can try on the day. Each dish will only set you back £5-7 each, so you have the opportunity to try really reasonably priced dishes from the likes of Duck and Waffle, Senor Ceviche, The Cinnamon Club and Vanilla Black.

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    We both had the delicious Borek dish at the Yosma stand – Modern Turkish food done RIGHT!
  5. Celebs – we spotted Cyrus Todiwala and one half of The Hemsley Sisters (not sure which?) plus another chef I’ve seen on TV but I have no idea what his name is. Obviously I still go massively overexcited.

There’s numerous other things to do at the festival – cookery displays, the chance to take part in cookery demo’s, live music, drinks tents, big bean bags to flop out on in the midday sun…

And then there’s CHAI LATTE ICE CREAM too, courtesy of Dorset’s Purbeck Ice Cream. Divine does not even cover it.

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