09 Jun Foodie Festivals
Foodie Festival Heaven
Ask any Glasgow local and they’ll tell you we’ve got restaurant culture coming out of our ears. With a new eatery opening almost weekly and the city having taken home the Best City for Vegans award more than once, our fair streets cater for any palette and dining style. In the last year we’ve seen a street food revolution take hold of Glasgow and we’ve rounded up the best events that’ll have you eating world-cuisine al fresco throughout the Spring months.
Eat & Drink Festival
Dubbed “the next generation in flavour” the newest large-scale event on the national exhibition circuit comes to Glasgow at the end of May. It’s run by the organisers of the Ideal Home Show so they really know how to pull in the big-name chefs and cooks who will be running masterclasses and demonstrations. Everyone loves a free taster and there’ll be plenty of Artisan producers from across the country willing to give you a little try before you buy. Fill up your fridge or stock up on gifts for the family with a huge range of sellers providing everything from coffee to fine meats.
Milngavie Gin Festival
Gin has seen a huge comeback in Britain and festivals celebrating the popular beverage have been popping up faster than you can say “slimline tonic”. April 29th is the day in question for Milngavie’s first foray into the festival scene, with some of the finest purveyors of the stuff setting up shop including Hendricks, Harris, Eden Mill and Botanist.
(Word to the wise for our out of town visitors: Milngavie is pronounced “mull-guy”!)
Big Feed has gained super-fast traction with local Glasgow foodies since its first event not too long ago. Govan is the latest part of Glasgow to undergo regeneration and Big Feed helps to bring people from out of the area in, tempting them with mobile Prosecco bar, Fizzbuzz, food revolutionaries Chompsky, and traditional fayre from Haggisman. Apparently, the inaugural event saw queues right out the door so get there early on March 25th for your pick of the eats.
Ross Street Market
Market have set about helping to breathe new life into the famous Barras market by engaging with local producers of crafts, interior wares and, of course, food. Expect delicious handmade cakes, artisan coffee roasters and Babu Bombay Street Kitchen are said to be making an appearance this month too. Head down on April 1st for your fill.
Glasgow Coffee Festival
Impressive venue the Briggait are hosting another round of the Glasgow Coffee Festival May 6th – 7th and it’s one not to be missed! Take in the Scottish heat of the UK Barista Championship and visit the 36 stands selling beans, coffee-making equipment and the odd sweet treat to enjoy on the side.