After our recent visit to Food Matters Live, we promised some product features. Today we’re looking at Go Bites, Froosh, Eat Lean, and Retro Corn – four of our favourites from the day. These brands took the time to talk with us and offer free samples so we could understand their products and their missions better.
We recently attended Food Matters Live, which is a great food industry event with a lot going on. It’s a huge exhibition with brands from all areas of the food industry – from foods on sale in the supermarket, to foodservice products, through to science and innovation in manufacturing.
We headed out to London this weekend for the Viva! Vegan Festival, which was held in the Drum at Wembley. It’s a huge venue and it was packed full of various vegan stalls, which was just amazing to see. There was so much variety, as you can see in our video here:
This week we have a really exciting giveaway for you. We’ve got a pair of giveaway tickets available for Vegan Summer Fest London, happening on the 13th May!
Vegan Summer Fest London is a huge vegan festival with 150 fantastic stalls for you to browse. There will be 10 world food caterers, free samples, inspirational cookery demos and informative talks running throughout the day, so there’s no shortage of things to do. There’s also a meet up zone and plenty of children’s activities for the whole family to take part in!
Hopefully by now you’ve seen our Foodies Festival highlights post from earlier this week! As promised, today we’re bringing you a more in-depth look at the show and the brands that we encountered there. First off, let’s start by saying that we both loved walking around the event and speaking to all of the new brands. Everyone we spoke to was lovely and there were a lot of fantastic foods to sample.
We had a great time over the weekend at the Foodies Festival Christmas show, an event aimed at food lovers ahead of the festive season. You probably saw some of our exploits over on our Instagram story if you follow us there! We’re going to be going into more depth on Wednesday about everything we saw and the brands that we were lucky enough to try. For now here’s a quick highlight reel from the event. This includes some of the stalls at the Truman Brewery venue, as well as a brief look at one of the shows in the cake making theatre. We ended up bringing back several bags full of food to try, so look out for some reviews and recipes coming up soon! There were so many stalls to look at and a lot of the owners were happy to chat with you about anything. They had samples out for you to try and would explain the origin of their products, as well as what inspired them to start up the company. There were far too many brands to mention them all by name, but we did pick out a few favourites who you will be hearing about in our next post. There was everything from Nando’s food delivery service, to flavoured alcohols, to sauces and vinegars, to cakes and sweets, to street food, and back again. We ended up not getting anything to eat at the show itself as a large percentage of the street food stalls were cooking meat alongside their veggie options, which is too big of a risk for me! We had plenty to keep us going with all of the samples however, and ended up heading to a late lunch/early dinner at The Blues Kitchen after the event. Yes, if you’re wondering – we had creole burgers again!
If you have been paying any attention to our Instagram stories lately, you might have seen my visit to the Supermarket Siesta event! I was invited along by Pet Shop UK to enjoy an afternoon of seeing all the things you can order direct from the companies involved, rather than going to the supermarket.
I recently took part in the Blogger’s Fashion Week day, which was held at OXO2 and featured some amazing brands and opportunities. I will be adding some food-specific reviews from some of those brands later on, but for now I wanted to feature the day itself. We were greeted by a plethora of opportunities to interact with brands – racks of beautiful clothes and lingerie, free manicures and beauty sessions, food and drink to try, non alcoholic cocktails, and a ton of samples to help us get to know the products.