Street food festivals seem to be springing up all over the world as street food from all corners of the globe becomes more and more popular. This Spring Bank Holiday we visited two local food festivals.
Leeds Feast was a weekend of food and drink, film, music, cocktails and craft ales and of course lots of street food traders. There was even a retro style ferris wheel which created the centerpiece of the event which was held at the Tetley in Leeds (the old home of the original Tetley brewery).
Street food on offer included soft shell crab, American style bbq, East Asian cuisine, lobster & steak, ramen, Thai, pizza, ice cream, fish & chips, Colombian and Venezuelian, gourmet burgers and hot dogs, vegetarian, North African and a whole lot more!
Meanwhile about 12 miles north of Leeds, The Great British Food Festival was held at the prestigious Harewood House. On display were over 80 artisan producers, hot food, bars, live music, chef demos, artisan talks, cookery classes for kids and adults, forager walks and a ‘Cake Off’ and ‘Men v Food’ contests.