The Festive Edition, the little sister to the summer festival, is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season in style.
East London’s stunning Tobacco Dock is transformed into a foodie wonderland brimming with London’s tastiest food, festive tipples, a fantastic chef line-up on the AEG Taste Theatre, masterclasses to get involved with and all the shopping you need to get set for the Christmas season. 🍴 🍤 🧀 🍸 🦐 🍱 🍧
Farmed algae omega-3, ‘wonky veg’ hummus and organic face masks made of unwanted hemp husks. These are just some of the exciting and innovative sustainable products available to try at Borough Market during this year’s London Food Tech Week. 😋
UK’s first Food Tech Village pop-up at the Market Hall showcasing some of the world’s most cutting-edge Food Tech companies.
You will get the chance to taste innovative food and drink and experience the technology of the future for themselves, some of which has never been seen – or eaten – before in this country.
Including: Simris Alg, The world cannot cope with current levels of mass production in terms of animal products. Based in Sweden, Simris Alg is developing a pioneering solution to this issue: the production of omega-3 from farmed algae as a premium alternative to fish oil.
ChicP, Recognising that 40% of British crops are rejected because of their shape or size, ChicP is a raw vegetable hummus company that is dedicated to producing delicious dips using so-called ‘wonky veg’.
Fresh Check, Revolutionising the way we understand infection by making bacterial contamination visible with a simple colour change from blue to orange. Its products include; Fresh Check Spray, an easy solution for detecting dangerous contaminants like bacteria and bleach, and Smart Use-By Date, which provides an easy on-the-spot guide to the safety of your food. If the label is blue you are good to go but if it is orange you know youcan throw the food away.
Optiat, This beauty company gives a new lease of life to ingredients that would otherwise be discarded. The product range includes organic face masks made from unloved hemp husks and body scrubs consisting of coffee grounds.
Get ready for a taste of the ‘Big Orange’ as Tel Aviv comes to London this autumn. Situated on the glittering Mediterranean coast and dubbed the ‘Miami of the Middle East’, this vibrant Israeli city is a rising cosmopolitan metropolis of food, art, fashion and nightlife. 🇮🇱 😋🎶💯🎉👨👨👧👧😜🍷🍺😎
Bringing the best of the city to the UK, TLV in LDN offers a unique opportunity to experience its rich cultural landscape right on your doorstep.
Camden’s Roundhouse is the hub for this four-day showcase, with satellite events taking place across the city at locations including Cadogan Hall and The Coronet.
– Food festival by esteemed Israeli chef Shaul Ben-Aderet
– Performances and workshops by dance troupe Mayumana
– Exhibition curated by internationally renowned artist Ori Gersht
– Live DJ set from Guy Gerber
Indulge your senses and discover the delights of this jewel of the Med!
Unique event offering fun, food and culture for the whole family. Fall in love with Japan, or simply discover something quirky, new and cool. This year, HYPER JAPAN has something for everyone, no matter what your age or passion.
The festival is transforming the Tobacco Dock space into a unique celebration of music, food, drink, fashion and technology, drawing inspiration from both the traditional and future of Japan.
Expect a sensory overload as the music, smells, sights and tastes of this intriguing and exciting culture transport you to another world! With well-known performers, exhibitors, a food festival, and creative workshops to experience, HYPER JAPAN is the ultimate event for those eager to discover new, exciting trends and certified Japanophiles alike!
🇯🇵 Fancy something futuristic with a nod to nostalgia? Taking to the HYPER JAPAN live stage will be self produced chiptune songstress TORIENA, who writes, sings, programs and produces her own music using two Game Boys!
🇯🇵 Want to give it a go yourself? Sign up to the Chiptune workshop, hosted by local artist Shirobon and featuring TORIENA, where you can learn how to use your retro gaming device to create something magically musical.
🇯🇵 Want something a little edgier? 3-person unit REOL will also be taking to the stage to deliver their signature electronica sounds. For something different try KAIEN – a musical performance unit bringing together dance, technology, video, and 3D holograms for a truly unique experience. Meanwhile KIRIE combines dance, music, and calligraphy to express traditional Japanese myths and stories using modern artistic techniques.
🇯🇵 Looking for an interactive work of art? Tokyo Rickshaw incorporates a group of talented, eye catching acrobats, bringing a real rickshaw for people to clamber in to!
A visual spectacular, the festival will once again bring the events annual fashion show to life, showing off the very best in Kawaii style. For those with a penchant for manga or anime, the COSTest cosplay competition and COSParade showcase will evoke some impressive Japanese character inspired costumes that are not to be missed.
For those seeking out the more traditional side of Japan, guests can try their hand at doing calligraphy, origami and making authentic kokeshi dolls. Ideal for those who enjoy crafting with a twist!
Finally, foodies will not be disappointed. This year the festival takes their culinary offering to a new level, bringing London’s Urban Food Fest to the show for the very first time! The hippest street-food vendors this side of Shoreditch are rocking up at the Tobacco Dock with their charming retro food trucks.
Indulge and discover new food creations, fusing East and West with delicious effect. Fancy a Japanese inspired tipple? The Sake Experience 2017 will give visitors the chance to sample a variety of sake from big international brands, all the way to smaller, niche producers. Don’t forget to pop by the MIO Station to pick up a bottle of their sparkling sake!
Bringing the best of Korean art, cuisine, martial arts and drumming from TAGO to the UK. There are loads of attractions for families at the free day event, full of the sights, sounds and scents of Korean culture. 🇰🇷
There is an opportunity for would-be UK K-pop stars to compete in the K-Pop World Festival, with UK Regionals taking place at 2pm during the London Korean Festival.
Just Eat’s Food Fest returns to Red Market in London for three days of food, music and fun. This year’s theme will see the festival address the hypothetical scenario regularly pondered by foodies – If I was stranded on a remote desert island, what would be my ultimate desert island dish? 🏝😜
Just Eat will cater to this very question at Just Eat Food Fest: Desert Island Dishes, serving up the nation’s most loved takeaway dishes they couldn’t live without if stranded on a desert island.
Just Eat Food Fest: Desert Island Dishes will transport guests to a summery beach-inspired space, offering delicious cuisines from across the globe, cocktails and a line-up of popular live music bringing island vibes to life in the heart of London.
Featuring 15 street food trucks and stalls that change each week. Live music and seating areas.
Serving gourmet global street food dishes alongside a premium bar and a flowery cocktail bar serving craft beers, exclusive Urban cocktails, ciders, international wines, shots, prosecco, champagne, soft drinks and more.
The bascules of Tower Bridge will raise to allow ARC Gloria to pass in to the Upper Pool – her masts fully dressed with her crew.
Join the crowds celebrating Colombia Day on Potters Fields Park (as part of The Riverside Festival) with stalls selling delicious traditional dishes, Tall Ship themed workshops for children, Colombian music and dance.
There are around 150,000 people of Colombian descent living in London, and there may well be a few of them here. The ARC Gloria, the official flagship of the Colombian Navy, will hoist the national flag, while on dry land there will be music, dancing and delicious native food.
Twenty Something London has sunk its teeth into a bigger, better and beefier event for 2015, partnering with Red Stripe and The Paperworks to bring the city’s burger-mad the chance to consume an unacceptable amount of the capital’s best calibre burgers all under one roof.
Top 10 Burgers tested for the event include:
– 1st place: The Veni Moo, Wild Game Co.
– 2nd place: The Bacon Cheeseburger, Bleecker St.
– 3rd place: The Angry Grizzly, Stokey Bears
– 4th place: The Smokey Bandit, Hotbox
– 5th place: The Buffalo Bill, Street Kitchen
– 6th place: The Honest, Honest Burgers
– 7th place: The Green Chilli Cheese Burger, Dip n Flip
– 8th place: The El Chappo, Lucky Chip
– 9th place: The Boom Burger, Boom Burger
– 10th place: The Juice Bastard, Burger Craft
The list has received a shake-up from last year with old favourites Mother Flipper, Patty & Bun, Tommi’s, Hawksmoor and even last year’s number one, Flat Iron, falling off the edge. The crop of newcomers includes Spitalfields smokehouse Hotbox, Manhattan-inspired street food stall Bleecker St, pub-punter favourite Lucky Chip, Portobello road’s hidden Jamaican gem Boom Burger, and the third in Burger Bear Tom’s disco dens, Stokey Bears.
Learn how to create the authentic taste of Cuba at the Casa Havana Mojito bar!
London’s markets are getting that authentic Cuban flavour. Until August a series of pop-up Casa Havana Mojito bars will offer you a chance to mix your own mojitos for free, expertly guided by trained ‘Cantineros’ (the word for ‘barmen’ in Cuban Spanish). All guests will be gifted a rustic Havana tin cup to take away too. Simply swing by at Taste of London festival or Brixton Market and learn how to create the perfect mojito quicker than you can say salud!