On Saturday the 27th of June, when the U.K was basking in temperatures of 23ºC, we headed off to the Bristol Foodies Festival 2015, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink on the 26th, 27th & 28th June for its sixth consecutive year. After just missing our train from Chippenham then finally finding the right bus to get from the centre of Bristol to Clifton Downs, we arrived after lunch time to the vast outdoor setting.We had a mooch around before settling on vegan burgers in wraps from Veggie Yum for me and the kids and my mum bought a large portion of Paella, followed by a glass of Sangria for her and me.
There was every food imaginable to be tasted and a so many nifty kitchen gadgets to see being demonstrated, like the cheese grater my mum was transfixed by and I had my eye on a Spiralizer.But we ended up getting the cheese grater, as it was buy one get one free.I really should have gone with the Spiralizer too as when I checked the prices online, they were almost 3 times as much.We couldn’t find any seating in the shade except for the cider tent as we began to tire after 3 hours in blazing hot sunshine.
As the kids were getting bored and restless, we left just after 3 hours, laden down with shortbread and flapjacks.We headed down to the Harbourside via bus, which was much cooler than the Downs but still very warm.This was just as well, as a stream of nudist bike riders passed us for about 10 minutes.People of all ages and both sexes were on bikes, scooters and even one lady was on a skateboard.It was a form of protest but I never found out what they were protesting about.
It was a fabulous day out, giving me lots of inspiration back home to try some new food ideas.As this was my second Bristol Foodies Festival, the two varied as previously it was held at the Amphitheatre where we went to Bristol Vegfest , the standard of exhibits and food hadn’t faltered.I would have liked to see more vegetarian and vegan food stands,
I had Bristol Foodies Festival complimentary tickets for all us.