A taste of Northern Ireland at London’s Urban Food Fest

This post is basically ‘hello, I ate something really nice and I wanna shout about it a bit’. Basically, one of my favourite kind to write. It’ll be short and sweet, but hopefully the pictures might make you drool a bit anyway.

It’s not necessarily a review, it’s simply a share of something delicious. And trust me, this was very delicious.

A couple of weeks back, we popped along to Urban Food Fest in Shoreditch. You can find it in the Euro Car Park, just along the road from Dinerama – but much less busy, and still with awesome food and drink delights to enjoy. 

For one day only, Northern Ireland had taken over the space and vendors were serving up Northern Irish-inspired twists on their usual tastes. 

Northern Irish inspired cocktailsNorthern Irish inspired cocktails

It wasn’t just food on offer though – the bar were offering up a selection of cocktails with a Northern Irish twist. My Whisky, Mango, Mint and Kiwi cocktail was a sweet delight, with a hint of warmth coming from the whisky. Conor’s Ruby Blue Vodka, Apple, Lemonade and Thyme concoction was refreshing with a bit of bite.

But the absolute star of the day? This beautiful Irish stew…

Northern Irish stew in a bread bowl at Urban Food Fest London

Yep, that’s basically A WHOLE LOAF OF BREAD. With a hearty, warming stew inside. The best way to serve ANYTHING. And thankfully, it was also a really bloody good beef stew. Warming and packed with meat and potatoes (DOUBLE CARBS, y’all), this was the perfect antidote to Storm Brian’s cold winds.

Oh and guys. WE GOT TAYTOS. (I am a big fan of Taytos…)

Although the Northern Ireland takeover was a one-off, Urban Food Fest is open every Saturday, and there are often similar pop-up style events. I’d definitely recommend heading along if you’re in the area and feeling peckish – you never know what you might find!

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  • Aww, good to see what NI folk (cringingly) refer to as “our wee country” reppin’ in London!

    I’ve lived in NI for forever and never had a STEW LOAF – looks amazing! Also, I’m beginning to think love for Tayto is just universal.

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  • Ooh I love Urban Food Fest so much (or basically any street food based activity)! That stew in the loaf of bred looks AMAZING – what an amazing idea haha! xx