As December rolls in it brings with it colder weather, beautiful city decorations, holiday cheer and most importantly great food festivals! We hope your weekend isn’t too packed with plans for the holiday season because these food festivals are the perfect excuse to bundle up and head into the city to indulge in some delicious edibles.
The London Chocolate Festival
- 4-6 December
- Business Design Centre
South Bank N1 0QH
- Ticket prices start at £5
Chocoholics or not, all are welcome to tantalize your taste buds trying the best and newest artisan chocolates. Treat yourself with a fabulously relaxing cocoa butter beauty treatment at The Cocoa Spa. Or enjoy the best hot chocolate of your life at the Chocolate Café. Better yet discover the health benefits of chocolate and taste some free-from and raw chocolate at The Health Zone. Yael Rose, the founder, can’t contain her excitement for this year’s festivities: “We’ve created multi-sensory experiences around touch, taste and discovery that make the festivals much more then just a food show”. What better way to enjoy your weekend than to indulge yourself with some chocolatey treats. Check out the London Chocolate Festival!
BBC Good Food Festive Fayre
- 4-6 December
- Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU
- Ticket includes entry for Hampton Court Palace and the BBC Good Food Festive Fayre
Christmas takes over at the Hampton Court to celebrate their 500 year anniversary with this brand new festival. Check out the exhibitors including The Hebridean Food Company and Christmas Liquors from Portobello Road Gin. Be sure to take home some fresh and delicious food along with some of the holiday spirit. Stop and chat with the chefs in The Winter Kitchen while warming up by a roaring fire. They’ll be sure to give your some tips to help with your holiday feast while you watch their live demonstrations. Find out when the famous chefs will be busy in the kitchen.
Druid St Market: Chefs of Tomorrow
- 5 December
- Druid Street Market
- Druid Street
Southwark SE1 2HH
- Free entry
You’re just in time for the last segment of the collaboration between Druid Street Market and Chefs of Tomorrow! This 5-week series brought in 9 different chefs from restaurants around the UK to show off some spectacular dishes. The final week closes the show with Dan Gibeon from Brighton’s Silo. Stop by to watch Dan work his magic and roast up a whole goat. Learn more about this event.
- Open from Wednesday-Sunday now until 23 December:
- Shepherd’s Bush Yard
London W12 8HA
- Free entry
A sister event of street food festival Feast, Little Feast, gives a wintery spinoff serving seasonal food and drink. The scenery looks like something straight out of a fairy tale, mimicking a Scandinavian forest with fir trees and wooden huts housing banquette seating and heaters to keep you warm. Be sure to check out the daily food or drink offer- whether it’s fresh bread, cheese, meats, mulled wine or cocktails- Little Feast has it all. Looking for some live music to entertain your weekend? Look no further, during the day the festival has live bands playing acoustic music. Register on their website ahead of time to get a free winter warmer
Next time you are in North London, come by Dunn’s Bakery and pop in to try some of our holiday inspired baked goods. From fresh baked bread to hand made mincemeat pies to customizable cakes we have everything you are looking for to treat yourself for the holidays.