What to eat at the Brighton Foodies Festival
It’s the final day of the Foodies Festival on Hove Lawns today and the sun is out in full force for it. If you’re at a loose end then I recommend popping down to check it out. I went along on Saturday afternoon and although I was only there a few hours I still managed to get round loads of stalls and come home with some great foodie purchases. You can pickup last minute tickets for the festival for just £12.50 via Wowcher now (instead of the £18) which covers your entry to the chef demonstrations but not any of food stalls (so bring a wedge of cash for that too!).
If you’re heading there today, here are a handful of the food stalls you need to checkout (and the ones maybe to miss):
Probably my favourite discovery at this year’s festival was the family-run Churros Garcia food stand. I don’t normally go crazy for sweet things but these doughnut-like snacks, dusted with sugar and cinnamon, alongside a pot of liquid chocolate for dipping, really wowed me. The cinnamon dusting is optional, but I recommend you opt in for it.
Exotic Tagine offers one of the healthier options at the festival and a really flavourful one thanks to an selection of freshly prepare slow-cooked meat and vegetables. Headed up by Chef Mohammed Tadimi, it aims to bring the true taste of Morocco to the festival.
It’s become a foodie festival tradition to treat myself to champagne and oysters and Roosmore Oysters offers a really great deal on the delicacy – 4 oysters for £5. So I recommend going with the Jersey oysters which are slightly smaller but tastier. Just next door to the stall you can buy a glass of champagne to go with it for £6.
Silly Moo Cider
Silly Moo Cider comes from the lovely people at Trenchmore Farm – who also produce the delicious Trenchmore beef. Made using homegrown apples from their farm (and via the donations of local people – including apples from my own garden!) The cider is delicious, whether you choose to drink it chilled or cook with it (as I do!).
The Foraging Fox – Beetroot Ketchup
As well as tucking into great food on the day there’s also chance to tuck into samples of products and pick up some great deals. One of my best buys of the day was a multi-pack of beetroot ketchup which came with 3 different flavours (original/hot/smoked) – all three bottles came to just £6 (such a bargain).
One’s to miss…
The Yard Hut Caribbean food stall was a bit of let down this year (the chicken wings were very dry) and the calamari stall was also not all that (rubbery squid) so I advise skipping those.
If you can’t make it down today the festival returns every year and also tours the country so visit foodiesfestival.com to find out where the next festival will be popping up!
*Disclaimer: I was invited to The Foodies Festival but this is entirely my own honest thoughts on the festivals.
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