I’m sad to report that Feast London has been and gone for another year. It was my first ever feast and let’s just say it was one of the best eating indulgences I’ve ever had. Although there’s a years wait for the next one, there were some familiar food vendors to try so I thought I’d give a low down on what I thought and managed to fit in. If you went this year or in previous years, let me know what you indulged in!!
For those who haven’t heard about Feast London, it’s basically a food festival where London’s finest street food and on-trend foodie joints get together to give you a taster of the best they have to offer. It takes place under one roof, this year Tobacco Dock.
Unless you’ve got hollow legs or a big stomach first thing you need to do on arrival is suss out what’s on offer.
We warmed the stomach up with a little macaron from Le Petit Paris.
Then got onto the main courses. First up a pulled pork roll from Beard to Tail.
Succulent, spicy and a perfect portion for a first course. I’ve wanted to check this place out since it opened in Shoreditch last year. Given that its run by the guys behind Calloh Callay, I sense a visit for food and a cocktail hour is in order!
It was pretty chilly Saturday so we decided to wash it down with a hot cider from the wine cellar and enjoyed it under the Dock’s arches lit by candles and twinkly lights.
Next up, pizza by the brothers behind Pizza Pilgrims. A duo that often pops up at the city’s most popular street food events and had a roof top location in East London last summer. (I overheard a conversation that a permanent location is in progress so watch this space…)
We shared a margherita and it ticked all the right boxes – thin base, good tomato topping, right amount of mozzarella, and fresh basil. Definitely the finest food to be cooked out of the back of a van to say the least.
We took a seat, let the food settle and did a bit of people watching. It was interesting to see it attracted a wide audience at the lunch session, couples, families, groups of friends, all enjoying a good meal or three.
We felt that we needed to quench our thirst before we moved on to another course so we hit Background Bar for a cocktail and sipped it in front of the live music.
As soon as we felt we could fit some more food in we had another look around for our last courses. It was a tough choice! Anna Maes‘ infamous macaroni, Patty & Bun’s perfect burgers, a tasty lamb burger from Dishoom to name a few! We settled on sharing some pea and ham arancini from Frederick’s.
Followed by a cheese burger from Elliot’s.
Passionate about their produce, whilst we waited for our burgers they explained the content. 45-day aged beef, a special pickled butter, home made ketchup and mustard, Comté cheese, and brioche baked in their own oven. Seriously goooood. You can find them yourself at Borough Market if your mouth is watering right now. (Read this review by Burger Me if you want your stomach to rumble too!)
As you can imagine we went home with a full stomach, our appetite satisfied for the rest of the day (if not the weekend!)
Have you been to Feast London? Or tried of the foodie finds in this post?
P.S. I just remembered that I also managed to squeeze in a coffee and half a brownie from Caravan! Quite the feast!