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As December rolls in it brings with it colder weather, beautiful city decorations, holiday cheer and most importantly great food festivals! We hope your weekend isn’t too packed with plans for the holiday season because these food festivals are the perfect excuse to bundle up and head into the city to indulge in some delicious edibles.

The London Chocolate Festival

  • 4-6 December
  • Business Design Centre

Upper Street

South Bank N1 0QH

  • Ticket prices start at £5

Chocoholics or not, all are welcome to tantalize your taste buds trying the best and newest artisan chocolates. Treat yourself with a fabulously relaxing cocoa butter beauty treatment at The Cocoa Spa. Or enjoy the best hot chocolate of your life at the Chocolate Café. Better yet discover the health benefits of chocolate and taste some free-from and raw chocolate at The Health Zone. Yael Rose, the founder, can’t contain her excitement for this year’s festivities: “We’ve created multi-sensory experiences around touch, taste and discovery that make the festivals much more then just a food show”. What better way to enjoy your weekend than to indulge yourself with some chocolatey treats. Check out the London Chocolate Festival!

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BBC Good Food Festive Fayre

  • 4-6 December
  • Hampton Court Palace

East Molesey

Surrey KT8 9AU

  • Ticket includes entry for Hampton Court Palace and the BBC Good Food Festive Fayre

Christmas takes over at the Hampton Court to celebrate their 500 year anniversary with this brand new festival. Check out the exhibitors including The Hebridean Food Company and Christmas Liquors from Portobello Road Gin. Be sure to take home some fresh and delicious food along with some of the holiday spirit. Stop and chat with the chefs in The Winter Kitchen while warming up by a roaring fire. They’ll be sure to give your some tips to help with your holiday feast while you watch their live demonstrations. Find out when the famous chefs will be busy in the kitchen.

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Druid St Market: Chefs of Tomorrow

  • 5 December
  • Druid Street Market
  • Druid Street

Southwark SE1 2HH

  • Free entry

You’re just in time for the last segment of the collaboration between Druid Street Market and Chefs of Tomorrow! This 5-week series brought in 9 different chefs from restaurants around the UK to show off some spectacular dishes. The final week closes the show with Dan Gibeon from Brighton’s Silo. Stop by to watch Dan work his magic and roast up a whole goat. Learn more about this event.

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Little Feast

  • Open from Wednesday-Sunday now until 23 December:
    • Shepherd’s Bush Yard

Goldhawk Road

London W12 8HA

  • Free entry

A sister event of street food festival Feast, Little Feast, gives a wintery spinoff serving seasonal food and drink. The scenery looks like something straight out of a fairy tale, mimicking a Scandinavian forest with fir trees and wooden huts housing banquette seating and heaters to keep you warm. Be sure to check out the daily food or drink offer- whether it’s fresh bread, cheese, meats, mulled wine or cocktails- Little Feast has it all. Looking for some live music to entertain your weekend? Look no further, during the day the festival has live bands playing acoustic music. Register on their website ahead of time to get a free winter warmer

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Next time you are in North London, come by Dunn’s Bakery and pop in to try some of our holiday inspired baked goods. From fresh baked bread to hand made mincemeat pies to customizable cakes we have everything you are looking for to treat yourself for the holidays.

 

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Want to do something special during the remainder of the summer? Here’s some good news to share with all food and drink enthusiasts! From early August onwards, a few delectable food festivals are going to pop up in London every weekend! This is the golden chance to explore various food & drinks prepared by a unique line up of star chefs, to enjoy music played by live-band and to watch cooking and cake demonstrations. Let’s enjoy a delightful moment with your family and friends. Check out the events below:

Banbury Food Festival

Event Title: Banbury Food Fair

Date: 9th August (Sunday)

Venue: Banbury Market Place
Event detail:

  • Visitors can shop around a mixture of stalls selling and offering samples of various produce offered by small, independent producers who specialise in non-supermarket types of food, beer, wine and cider
  • Visitors will also be able to watch food preparation, cooking & cake demonstrations, wine tasting as well as to join ‘ready steady cook’ type competitions
  • Visitors are welcomed to join the Banbury Flower and Produce Show. You can browse the fruit, vegetables and flower, which are grown by local gardeners. Homemade jams, chutneys and cakes are also ready for purchase.

Nottingham Food & Drink Festival

Event Title: The Nottingham Food & Drink Festival

Date: 15-16th August (Saturday- Sunday)

Venue: Elizabethan Wollaton Mansion and Park

Event detail:

  • National and regional celebrity chefs include Stacie Stewart and Mark Lloyd will join together and introduce an intriguing selection of international food backgrounds and influences to us
  • Food Halls will feature a line-up of local and regional speciality food and drinks producers, particularly focused on British food provenance, locally reared meats and artisan baking…etc
  • Visitors can enjoy the local music and beautiful view of the Wollaton Park

Flyde Food Festival

 

Event Title: The Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival

Date: 16th August (Sunday)

Venue: Marine Hall, Fleetwood
Event detail:

  • The best food and drink suppliers in the region gather around to showcase their fabulous produce
  • Numerous street food cooking, including  cake, pies, cheese and wine are ready for you to try, buy and enjoy

Dunn's Bakery Crouch End

Don’t forget to visit Dunn’s Bakery

Dunn’s Bakery has been serving fresh baked goods in Crouch End since 1827. This north London bakery is famous within the local community for the array of delicious breads, delectable cakes and scrumpscious savouries, which are made on-site and displayed each day. Come and grab your sweet at Dunn’s Bakery. We can’t wait to seeing you.

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Dunn's Bakery Taste of London 2015

London has always been a city of delectable food choices with tastes and smells around every corner and gourmet food, which has its roots in all four corners of the world.

The cosmopolitan melting pot of different ingredients available, which are brought into the shops and restaurants each day from distant shores, combine with the locally sourced and seasonal meats, fruits and vegetables to create dishes to tantalise the Londoner’s taste buds. This all makes the capital an incredible place to visit for those who truly love to explore and try food.

To celebrate the wealth of dishes available and the wondrous restaurants that make London a unique place to eat, an incredible festival takes place each year where up to 55,000 food loving visitors gather. The festival is called The Taste of London and takes place in Regent’s Park from 17-21 June.

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What is The Taste of London food festival?

Taste of London is the bringing together of the best chefs, restaurants and ingredients in an exciting cacophony of 5 days of cookery and eating.

Book tickets to any or all of the days and you can wander through the streets of stalls and marquees erected. Taste of London is a city within a city wholly dedicated to great tasting food. The festival will include:

  • Live cookery demonstrations with household named chefs
  • Restaurants to eat a huge variety of styles of food
  • Bars to relax and sample a rich selection of drinks
  • Stands selling cookery appliances and the latest must-have gadgets
  • Exhibitors with a huge range of ingredients you can buy to take home to create great meals of your own

The restaurants attending Taste of London will be serving menus from across the globe; there will be cuisine Spain, Japan, Italy, Peru and, of course, the best food from across the UK.

It’s a fantastic place to visit for anyone who loves to eat and even more for those who enjoy filling their social calendars with different restaurants to try with families and friends.

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The Best Way to Immerse your Senses in Taste of London

As well as visiting the food festival, the only way to really become part of the ethos of Taste of London is to try food in different parts of the capital. However, if you miss the festival and really want to savour the day to day taste of London, stop off as you tour the city and take lunch in the hundreds of cafes that line the streets. And to top off your London foodie experience, head to our award-winning north London bakery, Dunn’s Bakery.

Have a Taste of London at Dunn’s Bakery

Dunn’s Bakery has been serving fresh baked goods in Crouch End since 1827. This north London bakery is famous within the local community for the array of delicious breads, delectable cakes and scrumpscious savouries, which are made on-site and displayed each day.

Take a trip to see the team, led by husband and wife duo Christoper and Christina and their son Lewis. You’ll be spoilt for choice as to what to try first.

Dunn's Bakery Black Forest Cream Slice

If you’re looking for a sweet treat, on of our immediate recommendations would be the Black Forest Cream Slice. Full of fresh cream, black cherries and a dash of rum seeped into the rich chocolate cake, it’s a sweet treat you’ll definitely not want to share.

Dunn's Bakery Taste of London 2015 Pecan Pie

The inspiration for many of our pastries and tarts stretch past the shores of the UK and with a nod to our neighbours across the Atlantic, the individual Pecan Pies are just the right amount of sticky goodness with the flavoursome pecans mixing with the shimmering caramel.

Dunn's Bakery Rum Truffle

For those who believe ‘sharing is caring’, a luxurious bag of Rum Truffles should be just the ticket. Balls of cake crumb melted together with apricot jam and Jamaican rum, with the coating of this sphere covered in chocolate vermicelli, sounds delicious, right?

If you have the chance to visit the festival, don’t miss the opportunity to really try flavours that are both local and international. However, if you really want a taste of London, come to Dunn’s Bakery, whether it’s festival time or not.

 

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