Piggin’ out at the Sheffield Food Festival 2018!

Foodies have once again descended on Sheffield to savour the food this great city can offer at the annual Sheffield Food Festival. Now in it’s eighth year, this three day event has spread across the Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, Millennium Square, Town Hall Square and Fargate. Even though we have lived in Sheffield for several years, my girlfriend and I have never been around the festival before. As we are both vegetarians we were interested to see what was available.

Thankfully, there were so many incredible options! Most of the vendors that we saw had at least one vegetarian dish and a few even had some vegan things to eat too. Obviously, not every single stall had as much choice, but that’s fine! It’s good to have variety! In fact, that was probably the best part of the whole day. Just looking around the vast array of stalls was entertaining enough.

Rather than just spending our money on random things, we decided to set ourselves the challenge of only spending up to £10 on food. This made the search for food both stressful and fun at the same time. You can see the breakdown of what we spent below:

Noodle Bar – Me

  • Plain noodles with onion & pepper : £4.50
  • Black Bean sauce: £1

Wah Wahs – Girlfriend

  • Halloumerito: £7.50

Bedazzled Cupcakes – Both

  • Oreo Egg cupcake: £1.80
  • Creme Egg cupcake: £1.80

Total spent

  • Me: £7.30
  • Girlfriend: £9.30

As you can see, I tried some noodles and my girlfriend went for the Halloumerito! We both enjoyed what we had, although I probably could have got something that was a bit more exciting. At least mine was super tasty and the service was good.

In case you are wondering what a Halloumerito is, its a tortilla wrap filled with Mexican spiced bean balls, halloumi fries, bbq’d veggie salsa, sweet potato relish, slaw and sauces. It was quite the concoction, and one that my girlfriend enjoyed, although she did note that there didn’t seem enough halloumi in it to earn its name. There was a slight food emergency, the tortilla split open and food went everywhere while she was eating it!

foodFestival2.jpgTo finish our small culinary adventure, we both decided on some super cute cupcakes. Bedazzled Cupcakes was a great little place. We were served by a friendly gentleman who explained that specific cupcakes had a tiny chocolate egg baked inside them. What more could you ask for? They ended up being slightly dry but both cupcakes that we bought were very full of flavour and tasty.

Overall, we had a really nice time. The weather was perfect and everyone seemed to be in a good mood. There were plenty of other things to do like attending Food Futures or Food For Thought but we only had a short amount of time to see what was happening. It was definitely worth going though, and I would completely recommend it!

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3 thoughts on “Piggin’ out at the Sheffield Food Festival 2018!

  1. bowlofbhav says:

    I can’t believe I missed the food festival ~ it sounds like you both had a great time and the spending limit idea is such a good idea. It’s a good way to stop yourself from buying and eating everything but also buying enough so you enjoy various aspects of the festival. I need to go next time there’s one in Sheffield. I also want to try out Peddler Market one day – heard lots of things about it.

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    • Jamie Depledge says:

      I have no doubt that the food festival will be back next year. It was definitely busy enough to warrant another one anyway. Haha, I’ve heard good things about Peddler Market too but never actually been. It’s on my to-do list.

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      • bowlofbhav says:

        Yes can’t wait for it! I think Peddler Market is up and running on different dates throughout the year so I will be on the lookout for the next one 🙂

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