London Food Month – The Food Truck Festival

June 24, 2017 Lifestyle

 

June is officially London Food Month, a month-long celebration of food across the capital. With over 400 events taking place you’re bound to catch one of them and today, after work, I headed over to The Food Truck Festival, at Westfield Stratford City. Ordinarily, I’d schedule this blog post in a week or so time however with the Food Truck Festival coming to a close on Sunday 25th June I thought it best to get it out there ASAP, in case one of my lovely readers fancied a visit.

 

The London Food Truck Festival

 

The fabulous food trucks can be found on the ground floor in the Chestnut Plaza, a beautiful outdoor space that’s been decorated with vibrant greenery, patio tables and chairs, wooden structures and an awning draped with fairy lights.

 

London Food Truck Festival
Right in the centre, a queue was forming for the Freixenet Cava and Prosecco van, this little vintage truck was where the party started, selling bottles for £30 or glasses for £6, the queues just kept growing! If you can grab a table or a seat on a bench then a bottle of bubbly in the sun would be a perfect way to end the afternoon.

 

The London Food Truck Festival

 

You didn’t need to have been standing around long to start smelling the enticing aromas coming from The Indian Street Kitchen and Hola Guacamole. It was a tough decision but in the end, I went for Mexican, swayed by their gluten free tacos and the promise of a big dollop of guacamole. The guys in the van were working as fast as they could to keep queues moving, with everything cooked from scratch it was a feat to behold, but I don’t mind waiting for good food. A few minutes after ordering I was presented with a box full of 3 chipotle chicken tacos, topped with guacamole and salsa, a filling feast for £8.

 

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Food tastes so much better when it’s fresh. The chicken was juicy, the avocado creamy and the salsa cut through it all perfectly. I honestly think I could eat Mexican for the rest of my life and never get tired of it.

 

London Food Truck Festival

 

After a little sit-down and an Instagram update, I made a beeline for Yorika, an ice cream truck that was entirely gluten, wheat, eggs, dairy and nut free! That’s right, everything they served was vegan and gluten free! With the weather as it has been in London the past few days, it was no surprise that they’d ran out of their gluten free cones, so I settled for a pot instead. The PeaNOTbutter ice cream was calling my name and I topped it off with caramel sauce and a creamy cookie. Oh my gosh, it was amazing. I haven’t had ice cream on this level since becoming dairy free 7 years ago. Despite being entirely nut free there was still the unmistakable flavour of peanut butter rippled through it, the caramel sauce wasn’t overly sweet and when eaten together with the cookie it reminded me of a snickers bar. If I hadn’t just stuffed myself with tacos I probably would have had a second helping. A small pot (two-ish scoops) with caramel sauce and a cookie topping came to £5.

 

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If you’re a foodie in London this weekend be sure to head down to Westfield Stratford City and try some for yourself!
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28 comments

  1. Jenny says:

    Looks fab! Amazing photos x

  2. Caryn says:

    Oh my gosh, this all looks delicious! I love the variety for all dietary needs too. Great pics, and those tacos look divine! Thanks for doing the research for us all (though I’m sure it was a task that you enjoyed, haha)!

  3. Maddie says:

    Your photos are beaut! And those tacos look so delicious, I love food festivals.

    Maddie x

  4. Kim T says:

    I live for food trucks! Great post!

  5. Steph says:

    So much colour, so many good vibes and good looking food!

    This looks like so much fun!

    Also, its been a while since i last stopped by your blog. I love what you’re doing, Sophia!

    Steph
    http://www.socialspying.com

  6. Kerri says:

    I went to the London food truck festival a few years ago while I was traveling, and i swear it was the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. Thanks for posting and bringing back the memories:)

  7. Abhilash PS says:

    I never heard of this event before, pics are so cute.
    Thank you for posting

  8. Chevelle says:

    Beautiful! What a fun way to spend the day. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Tammy says:

    OMG! Your pictures are amazing. That all looks really cool, and yummy, lol! I’ve been wanting to visit London for a while and I think you’ve just sold me on it!

  10. Lea says:

    OMG you made me hungry again! I love Street Food and your picks look amazing!
    Lea, xx

  11. Claire says:

    I actually don’t really buy food from food trucks since I prefer dining in, but sometimes I love when they design their food trucks in a nice way. This festival looks so fun, would love to experience sometime!

  12. Helene says:

    Fantastic photos Sophia! This event is such a great idea and i am sure Londoners will enjoy this food month. Wish i could have the time and some extra money to visit London this summer.

  13. Diana says:

    That’s super cool! Need to try this next time!

  14. Tereza says:

    I’ve heard so much about this! Were Not Dogs there? They are my favourite food truck place xx

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