We've been waiting patiently and it's finally here... the line up for this year's Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival! You may have gathered from our previous posts that we're based in the glorious city of Cardiff, and of course, we love our food, so the weekend of the 8-10th or July has been marked on our calendar for months!
The event page for the annual festival (which takes place next weekend), has posted the list of street food stalls and suppliers that will be treating Cardiff Bay to their delights this year, which has us even more excited for the big event itself. The only thing left to decide, is how we're possibly going to try everything we want.
Here are some of the highlights for this year, and what we're most looking forward to:
No food festival or farmer's market would be complete without a healthy dose of creamy, cheesy goodness, and luckily , there are plenty of delicious varieties to try at this year's festival!
If you're looking for something a little different, Blacks Cheese will certainly give you a welcome change from your traditional cheese selection. If you thought apricot cheese was adventurous, prepare to have your socks blown off by their weird and wonderful flavour selection which includes Jalapeno & Lime, Caramelised Onion & Rioja, and even a Sticky Toffee Cheese!
If you like something with a bit of a kick, then Snowdonia Cheese will certainly have you spoilt for choice! From the chilli-laced Red Devil to the whiskey-splashed amber mist, the fantastic selection of flavours and cheese varieties on offer here are perfect for anyone who wants to give their cheese on toast a serious upgrade, or find the perfect showpiece for their next cheese and wine party.
If you spend half your life drooling over baking pictures on Pinterest, then this is the stall for you! Serving up a scrumptious selection of delicious traybakes, the Narna's Cake stand is sure to have you coming back for more, once you've sampled one of these delicious bakes! The Peanut Butter Fudge Cake and Salted Caramel Slice are just some of the highlights...
Since opening the doors to their brand new shop earlier this year, to an outstanding reception from South Wales locals, Subzero have gone from strength to strength. It's highly likely that you've seen their sublime sundaes all over your social media feeds, so why not try out their amazing ice cream for yourself?
A Welsh food festival wouldn't be complete without some traditional baked goods, and luckily for us, Popty Cara has bags of traditional welsh goodies to treat us to! While yummy bakes like their Chocolate Pudding Cake are super tempting, we think we'll be sticking to their fantastic Welsh cakes!
Street Food Gems
Ever had a Polish pasty? Well it's time you did! This family- run stall will certainly be a treat for those looking to get their pastry fix, as well as those who want to try a variety of traditional foods from different nations. You can really tell that this is food made with love, the only thing we can't decide is which looks better: the pastry or their amazing fillings?!?
You may have seen this lovely stall mentioned in our previous Cardiff street food blog, but it's too good not to include again! When you've had your fill of cheese and cider samples, this is the place you should be heading for something more substantial! Serving up authentic Greek meat, skewered and cooked over charcoal, in delicious toasted pittas, Meat and Greek will give you a taste of Cyprus (even if the Welsh weather doesn't hold up for the occasion).
If you're a veggie hoping to get in on the foodie action in Cardiff Bay next weekend, then you're in luck! Fresh from serving up hundreds of hungry festival-goers in Glastonbury, The Parsnipship will be there to delight veggies and meat-eaters alike, with their delicious bakes. and plates of deliciousness!
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