Summer is an undeniably brilliant time for us hungry foodies. Exciting, fresh new summer menus arrive at our favourite eateries around the city; barbecues become a weekly treat (whether that's a dodgy disposable one in the park, or a fancy bells-and-whistles set-up in the back yard), and it becomes totally acceptable to drink on weeknights. Three glasses of rosé on a Monday? Sure, why not. Wednesday night G&Ts in town? Sign me up! What we love most, though, is the plethora of food festivals that bloom across the city and beyond during the summer months. Beautiful, bountiful displays of the fantastic food and drink producers, chefs, venues, street food traders and more that we are blessed with here in Cardiff, these festivals make us proud to be Welsh. From the brand new Bite! festival, whose inaugural event got off to a stormingly successful start last month, to September's legendary (albeit slightly further afield) Abergavenny Food Festival – Wales has got them all.
There's a new kid on the block: The Summer Feastival
Starting next weekend on Friday 17th August, there's a brand new food festival taking place, adding to Wales' already impressive lineup. Organised by Depot, the Summer Feastival will take place every Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday, for three weeks, right through until the 9th September.
Tukka Tuk's Indian street food is one trader not to miss at the Feastival!
What is the Summer Feastival?
The Summer Feastival will unite a fantastic selection of award-winning street food traders from around the city, accompanied by a great array of live entertainment. There will be a regularly rotating carousel of traders attending the festival each weekend, with current confirmed stalls including:
- Keralan Karavan: tasty, gutsy Indian street food
- The Dough Thrower: banging fresh pizzas
- Monsieur Croquewich: epic cheese toasties and other cheesy treats
- Brother Thai: British Street Food Awards winners 2017
- Tukka Tuk: Indian street food from Michelin recommended top chef Anand George (of the Purple Poppadom fame)
- Dirty Bird: Lip-smackingly tasty fried chicken
- Meat & Greek: Serving souvlaki to die for
Whilst the Friday and Saturday events at the Summer Feastival will be focused mainly on great street food, festival vibes, live music and DJs; the Sunday events will have a more family-friendly feel, with face painting, a children’s games area, and a variety of other entertainment on offer each week.
Greek street food to die for, courtesy of Meat & Greek
How much is the Feastival?
It's completely free to enter the Summer Feastival, meaning you're free to come and go from the event as much as you like, from now until September. Of course, you'll need to buy whatever tasty treats you fancy from the traders themselves!
When is the Featival?
The Feastival is taking place every weekend, from now until September.
- Friday: 5pm – 11pm
- Saturday: 10 – 11pm
- Sunday: 10 – 8pm
- Bank Holiday Monday 27th August: 10am – 8pm
Where can I find this magical free event?!
Just Wriggle on over to Cardiff's very own Sophia Gardens – click here for directions.