We sent out two of our team to the fantastic indoor market to have a graze at Love Food Festival which returned this July to their Bristol home after a hugely successful tour of the South West. Their end of term summer party took place on Sunday July 15th at Paintworks.
Noemi Jakubowska tells us all about her sumptuous summer Sunday afternoon.
- So, Noemi, what was it that made you decide to go to love Food Fest? / What did you find interesting about Love Food Fest?
I love food and I love GOOD food. I cook a lot myself and apart from that, I work in catering so when I heard about love food fest I decided that it was definitely worth checking out. I didn’t really know much about the event so just wanted to see what it’s like and maybe try some delicious treats.
-How did you hear about it?
I got to know about it from a flyer that I found in a cafe in Bristol.
- Is the Love Food Fest something that you would go to again, and would you recommend it to others?
I think it’s a quite interesting event worth going with friends or family so I would recommend it to others and I would go again myself. It doesn’t last very long but you can get to know some locally produced delis and get something original to eat.
– Was there anything surprising about Love Food Fest?
There was nothing particularly surprising. The outside bit where tables, music and hot meals stalls were, was something that I didn’t expect and it was nice, with a festive mood.
- Did you learn anything from attending?
I did try few amazing things in there, like marmite or chilli cheddar, and elderflower champagne. I saw falapple which is falafel with apples which I regard as a rather unusual combination. I got to know some local producers and their product that was usually very attractive.
-Did you buy anything?
Yes, I did buy a few different kinds of flavoured cheddar, sweet buns, fudges, ederflower champagne and got a savoury crepe but forgot to buy some nice olives.
-How long did you spend at Love Food Fest?
I was there for around and hour and a half.
-How easy was it to get to?
I used to live nearby so it wasn’t that difficult for me to get there, but finding a free parking space was quite a nightmare.
-What do you think could be improved?
I think it was nice but could be bigger and maybe longer, some live music would be a great idea. Basically something that would make you spend a bit more time there, rather than just to see the stalls and get something to eat. There could be more stalls as well. I had to have a walk to the nearby garage to an ATM because I forgot to take cash with me so maybe something could be done about that as well.
Photographs by Chris Broughton