If you’re a regular on my blog, you might remember the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival round up post I wrote last year, which was actually not too far from the hit list I put together a few weeks before attending the event. If you’re not familiar with my blog and you’ve just stumbled across this page by force of the great wide web then a) hello and b) let me tell you a bit about the festival before I shout about my updated Liverpool Spring Festival ‘to-eat’ list.
The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is an annual pop-up in the city’s famous Sefton Park and is an unmissable calendar event among visitors and locals alike. We’ve gone along for the past few years now and never been disappointed by the diversity of vendors or the entertainment on offer so it’s always something me and mine look forward to. The festival is essentially just one big celebration of the bars and eateries that we all know and love as well as up and coming independent brands and craft-makers. Liverpool is always quick to champion newcomers to its scene and that’s one of the traits I love so much about it.
The Liverpool Spring Festival edition runs earlier in the year and is a self-confessed celebration of all things spring and a seasonal equivalent. There’s everything from gardening, crafts and yoga to food, drink and a diverse schedule of family events. Kids can bottle feed lambs or enjoy the vintage fairground while parents can indulge in the Prosecco tent; it really is a fab day, especially when the sun is beaming down over the park.
Naturally, it’s the edibles which spark my hungry eyes and as I’ve kindly been invited along to the festival this weekend, I thought I’d do an updated version of my festival hit list. We’re being promised a huge selection of delicious food and drink, an outdoor food court, international street food, craft beers, artisan gins, handmade treats and speciality coffees. Here’s what I’ve got my eye on:
The Craft Waffle Company:
When I see Cookie Dough Waffle on the menu, you better believe I’ll be eating it.
These guys have transformed their glazed recycled shipping container into a smokehouse and grill on wheels and their apple and cherry wood chip charcoal sounds too good to miss.
Who wouldn’t want to get their chops around a portion of Chilli Con Kanye?! I’m beelining for these kids.
The Philly Cheese Steak Company:
Having just landed back home from New York less than 48 hours ago, it’s safe to say my NYC blues are going full throttle so eating my feelings with a Philly Cheese Steak sounds good to me.
Just because a trip to any of the two festivals run by these guys wouldn’t be the same without some chocolate-dunked churros.
Baileys. Custard. Salted Caramel. Black Cherry. Creme Brulee. Yep, those are all doughnut flavours. Need I say more?
The Gin Garden:
You all know how much I love my gins and the Gin Garden at the Liverpool Spring Festival will be showcasing Formby Gin which I really enjoyed when I sampled it a few months ago.
For those who aren’t quite as gluttonous as me, there is also going to be a unique artisan market which will feature quirky gifts, handcrafted jewellery and original artworks from some of the region’s most creative independent businesses. Perhaps I’ll roll myself there after all that eating…
Tickets start from £7 but children under 14 go free!