London Coffee Festival is the London festival for those that love coffee. With a 2 week newborn baby in tow, a case of severe sleep deprivation and a distinct need for ‘anything coffee’ Foodies on the Prowl decided to head towards the coffee walhalla of the London coffee festival.
The London coffee festival is not just about coffee. Some of London’s great food producers were represented at the festival and we were sure to sample some of their dishes. When we visited LCF we tried food by the following vendors:
- Banhmi11: Banhmi11 is a well know Vietnamese chain of restaurants offering some very tasty dishes. We tried their pork crackling salad and lapped it up.
- Maison Touareg: Maison Touareg has been on our radar screen for a while now. We’d heard great things about their Moroccan inspired dishes and were dying to try out some of their cooking. We sampled the falafel and chicken kebab. Particularly the chicken shawarma was delicious and we look forward to trying out some more of their dishes in the near future.
- Gelupo: The presence of London’s best gelateria was reason enough for us to buy some tickets to the festival. Their ice cream creations are legendary and as always all the flavours we tried at the festival were absolutely wonderful (how do they do it?!)
- The Market Grill: We had not heard of the Market Grill before (turns out it is a well established London street vendor). We were intrigued by their chicken wrap, decided to give it a go and thoroughly enjoyed it.
- Nata pura: All I can say is Portuguese custard tarts…after first discovering this dessert in Lisbon a few years ago, we were happy to learn that Nata Pura does a very authentic version …now we don’t have to travel to Portugal to try this out again.
- Roast hog: Hog roast is a famous street vendor that can be found at Borough market and Southbank slow food market. If you spot them, be sure to try out some of their produce on display.