Food tourism is one of the most satisfying kinds of tourism for many reasons. Discovering the many varied tastes of London and all the different cultures represented is satisfying for both the soul and, of course, the stomach. It’s easy to forget how multicultural the city is when you spend your time between work and home and stick to your regular spots for dinner. Every imaginable culture can be found in London if you look and they are all on display around London with delicious food to experience and enjoy.
For only three days London is home to chocolate heaven! Starting on the 27th through to the 29th of March the Chocolate Festival is your one stop shop for all your sugar needs. Stalls with free samples from some of London’s very best chocolatiers like Paul Wayne Gregory, Demarquette Fine Chocolates, and Damian Allsop; populate the grounds of the Business Design Centre in Islington. Ticket holders will also get access to the exquisite Cheese and Wine Festival taking place in the same venue. Fine cheese, even finer wine, and exquisite chocolate; if that’s not a recipe for the perfect day I don’t know what is. Check out the chocolate making workshops and displays of handmade Easter Eggs for some great ideas this Easter.
Urban Food Fest
Every Saturday there is a small slice of foodie heaven at the Euro Car Park in Shoreditch. Urban Food fest features a revolving cast of food stalls and trucks serving an astonishing range of foods from across London and the globe. No matter what you’re feeling like, jerk chicken, wood fired oven pizza, sushi, schwarma, burritos; it’s all there for you to sink your teeth into. There is a ‘V Corner’for vegetarians and vegans,and for dessert there are endless sugary delights. Accompanying the excellent food, as if further entertainment was even needed, are stages for up and coming bands and entertainers. There is abar serving a great many thirst quenching drinks of all flavours. No matter your tastes and preferences you are guaranteed an excellent evening at the Urban Food Fest
Food tourism at food festivals is fun because you get to experience a lot of cultures in one place. If you are visiting London though, you are probably after a more specifically English experience; something that really captures the spirit of Britain. For such a dish you’ve got to head the Montcalm in Marble Arch and experience a traditional English Afternoon Tea. With heaped cream, lashings of jam, warm scones, and freshly made mouth-watering finger sandwiches;it’s true English cuisine in a tiered platter. Accompany it all with a rich cup of perfectly blended JING loose leaf tea and an effervescent glass of champagne. If your children are accompanying you in your food tourism then be sure totreat them to the Children’s Afternoon Tea; a specific menu available that is tailored to the unique tastes of youth. Food tourism is about getting to know the many varied taste of the world; so for a truly English taste, head to the Montcalm.