June – the greatest month of the year in my opinion, and not just because the sun finally makes an appearance. June is London Food Month! An excuse to forget about all forms of exercise for 30 days and instead spend your evenings sampling the best of London’s incredible culinary scene. Check out my favourite events of this month long festival (click bold for links)…
Thurs 1st to Sun 4th – The Food Truck Festival
Some of London’s best food (and drinks) trucks park up inside Westfield Shepherds Bush for a long weekend of tasty food and live demonstrations.
Sat 3rd – Carnaby Street Eat
For one day only, Carnaby’s restaurants, cafes and bars are bringing their best dishes and drinks to the streets, offering sampling plates and special offers. There will also be live music and entertainment to keep the festivities in full swing.
Monday 5th to Sunday 11th – London Wine Week
Okay, I do know wine doesn’t count as food (even though it’s made from grapes *ahem*), but the festival does include brunches, snacks and pairings so I thought it deserved to join the list. Any excuse to talk about wine! London Wine Week see’s some of the capital’s best wine bars open their doors for special tastings, as well as many other events including a pop-up vineyard in Devonshire Square.
Tues 6th – Cookie Dough Cafe ‘Naked Dough‘ Launch
London’s first raw cookie dough dessert bar opens its doors in Old Street. It’s like when you were younger (or last week) when you’d drastically underbake cookie dough mixture, shovel on some ice-cream and demolish the entire lot in one serving (no just me!?), except this one is far less likely to give you salmonella.
Weds 7th to Sat 17th – BiteMeBurgerCo‘s Soft Launch Week(s)
BiteMeBurgerCo are opening a Pick’n’Mix style mini-burger joint in Holborn, and to celebrate they’re offering 50% off all burgers, shakes and bottomless fries for 10 whole days!
Weds 7th to Sun 18th – The London Food Month Night Market
The first annual London Food Month Night Market comes to Perks Field in Kensington. As well as plenty of food stalls and themed bars, there will be masterclasses, live music, DJs and an open air cinema. Stalls include my favourite London burger joint Patty&Bun.
Sun 11th – W5 Food Market: Cheese Fest
Eat Me Drink Me’s Sunday food market in Ealing is celebrating London Food Month with a rather cheesy day of festivities! London’s top cheese traders will line the streets for the coveted Cheese Cup. For just £7 you will receive a Cheese Cup tasting card which allows you to taste all of the competition entries, as well as a drink of your choice.
Weds 14th to Sun 18th – Taste of London
5 days of food, drink and live entertainment in Regents Park at one of London’s most famous annual foodie events! Sample some of the capitals best dishes, join in with the live interactive demonstrations by famous chefs then sit back with a drink at one of the many bars and lounges and enjoy a summers evening in true British style.
Weds 15th – Biscuiteers Icing Lates
Sip prosecco and ice your own biscuits in what is arguably one of the most Instagrammed cafes in all of London.
Sat 17th – Eat Like a Local in Chinatown
Chinatown London is hosting an all-day event to get Londoners, and tourists, to view Chinatown through the eyes of a local. Food photographer and online influencer Kar-Shing Tong will be taking guided culinary tours through the area, delving into the history of Chinatown, fighting common misconceptions and encouraging guests to sample both popular dishes and more local delicacies. Tickets cost just £10.
Thurs 22nd to Sun 25th – The Food Truck Festival, Westfield Stratford
The Food Truck Festival, which started the month at Westfield Shepherds Bush, is heading East for the end of the month.
Don’t forget to check out the many amazing deals and offers from London’s top restaurants all through the month.
I’ll be keeping this list updated with any cool new events I discover! So stayed tuned and keep up to date by following London City Calling on Facebook or @londoncitycalling on Instagram!