Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tobacco Dock Feast Food Festival

Street food markets seem to be popping up all over London at the moment – you could almost go to one every weekend…and that’s just about fine with me! I personally can’t think of a better idea for a date night than wandering about amongst food and drinks stalls, with good food and good company. On Saturday night, having finally spent a relaxing day in London (swimming and watching The Wolf of Wall Street, which I actually thought was excellent), my boyfriend and I headed to Feast Food Festival in Tobacco Dock to do just that.

It’s one of the biggest food festivals I’ve ever been to – I was almost immediately overwhelmed with excitement…and a bit of fear, as I knew I wouldn’t manage to eat everything I wanted to! To calm myself down, I had a glass of wine, which at £3 I thought was a bargain!

People were dotted about on benches and perched on walls, enjoying drinks and food in the gorgeous summer evening. The promised rain didn’t arrive and everyone was in high spirits. I decided to start with a big one… Popdog’s Dirty Dog. A chilli dog, covered in lashing of ketchup and mustard…they actually gave me special gloves to eat it with!

I still got it absolutely everywhere, but if that isn’t #foodporn, I don’t know what is.

My boyfriend headed to Peru Sabor for a grilled wrap with steak.

Which if I'm honest, looked like a giant kebab to me, but did taste pretty good.

Despite being equipped with a knife and fork, he made just as much mess as I did!

Once we’d wiped our faces we headed downstairs, marvelling at the maze of stalls. It was just a really fun place to be, prettily decorated with twinkly lights, and a constant stream of entertaining people to watch!

I grabbed an alcoholic ice tea (complete with Pinterest red and white striped straw), my boyfriend picked up a lager, and we sat at one of the long tables, bathed in purple light and dotted with candles, for a rest and a chat.

Honestly, he likes me really.

We weren’t done though – Korean chicken wings (eaten before they could be photographed) and a pork bun quickly followed, as well as more wandering. 

And of course more drinks, in the little pub, which had great live music and brilliant, friendly bar men who I thought deserved a mention.

And gin and tonics from the special bar (my boyfriend was a big fan of these!)

Our last food for thought was Annie Mae’s Mac N Cheese. I’ve wanted to try this for so long that I couldn’t resist, and I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. Ian and I shared a pot though and honestly we still couldn’t finish it. Partly because we were so full, but this four cheese macaroni is really, really rich!

Full, and, let’s be honest, a bit drunk, we had planned on going over to Udderbelly on Southbank but we were too tired and ended up collapsing in a pub. So that’ll be a story for another post!

Did any of you head to this food festival? What did you think? 


  1. I love street food festivals, we get an abundance of them in Manchester too! That Mac and cheese looks like it was to die for!

  2. This looked lovely. Such a good post
    L x

  3. Wow this place looks amazing. I love places like this. Have you been to street feast in Dalston? It's amazing and you'll love it, has a very relaxed vibe too :D

    Hannah xxx

  4. Oh my gosh! That hot dog! its insane, but looks so yummy! Heroine In Heels

  5. Oh my gosh, all the food looks SO YUMMY. I wish we had these types of things where I lived...:( awesome post!

  6. A food festival is my absolute dream day date, haha - I'm such a food lover! It all looks amazing, glad you had a great time :)

    Meg at Meg Says


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