There is something about A Food Festival we love here in South Wales. After the last few months, and a slow introduction back into the world, there is even more to love about the SWANSEA STREET FOOD FESTIVAL which is set to make a return in September.
Originally, the festival was to have run over the second weekend in May, but sadly a pandemic got in the way and all the plans and hard work by the team had to go on hold. Although they are back, and the schedule is as packed and vibrant as it originally was, there are of course special guidelines now in place, and we’ll tell you about those shortly.
We have amazing things to do and see, and so many places to eat, and we have certainly missed all of them during lockdown. What we’re particularly good at is celebrating all that is great about Welsh food in the plethora of Food Festivals right across the region. What is so good about the SWANSEA STREET FOOD FESTIVAL (apart from all the yummy things to eat), is that it is completely free and a true community foodie event in every sense.
Museum Park will play host to the fourth festival, and yes, you’ve guessed it, this one will be bigger and better than ever, with so much to get stuck into, literally. It’s family-friendly and non-stop, endless foodie fun – and did we tell you it’s all FREE? And as you may know by now, we love us a bit of free here at SOUTH WALES LIFE. And it’s here where the event differs from the one planned in May.
The organisers, Street Food Warehouse is continuously reviewing the government guidelines on coronavirus. The following precautionary measures will be put into place to ensure it all runs smoothly and efficiently, without taking away from the enjoyment of the festival.
With that in mind, this is how the Festival will work.
- A contained site with one entrance and one exit – encouraging one way movement
- Doubling the footprint/size of the event site, whilst maintaining same number of traders
- Capacity of the event capped at 499 at any one time
- You’ll be asked to prebook a 2 hour ‘sitting window’ to allow you to attend the event
- Option to purchase drink/s in advance to be collected on arrival to reduce distancing queue times at bar area
- Increase event personnel to steward and crowd manage attendees
- Hygiene/sanitation stations at entrance, exit and throughout the event
- Seating areas which can also be pre-booked by families or groups wishing to attend the event
We’ll tell you how to book your tickets at the end of the page, first of all, what can we see, do and eat?
Let’s give you all the ingredients you need to make this year’s festival the most enjoyable. At its most simple, you turn up, having pre-booked your slot, have fun, make sure family and friends are fed, watered and chilled (family and drinks), simple as that really.
The festival is however, split into three mouth-watering portions. and is the only way to get you in the mood for summer and of course, fill you up to the brim on all of your favourite foodie delights.
Now we would say, having heard from the organisers, that you turn up with an empty belly and get ready to taste new flavours – the world will really be your oyster, and they may even have those too. From bao buns to burgers, Malaysian to Mexican. Carnivores, Veggies and Vegans alike will be able to get their hungry hands on a range of Insta-worthy grub from all over the world!
If you haven’t tried Boa Buns before they are a definite in our books, give them a go and we’re certain you’ll be making them at home too. Think of bread buns, only much lighter and then imagine all the things you can put inside them. Shredded pork is our favourite. They really are so simple to make……..
After all that food you’ll need something to tingle your tastebuds and wash it all down with! Luckily, The Pop Up Bar Hire Company have got the whole weekend covered, offering all of your favourite beverages including zesty Mojitos to ice-cold pints of Jubel Beer. Incidentally, JUBEL are the new sponsors of the festival, so expect to see plenty of their fruity beers being served all weekend long.
So here’s just a few of the treats you can expect to enjoy over the festival weekend……
- The Bearded Taco
- Strip Club Street Food
- Urban Cheesecake
- The Pink Peppercorn
- Bao Selecta
If you’re looking for Gluten-Free, they’ve pretty much got that covered too. They’ve got plenty of tempting treats, just don’t tell your dentist. How does a marshmallow doughnut sound from The Doughnutterie?
Now we realise the festival is still a little while away, but if indulgence is your game, then it’s our aim to give you as much notice as possible so you can trim a pound or two by September. And if you’re like the rest of us, recovering from a food-filled lockdown. Why not take a look at our page, packed with useful advice to help you shed a few pounds. LOSE YOUR LOCKDOWN WEIGHT. Which is precisely what we’ll be doing to allow us to indulge a little more during the festival.
So, whether you’re a stick to what you know, kind of eater, or a culinary adventurer, there really is something for everyone. We can’t guarantee the weather – because this is Wales after all! But from what we’ve seen, the organisers can guarantee, come rain or shine, this family-friendly event, where you can eat the most vibrant and highest quality street food that Swansea has to offer whilst sipping on a trendy tipple, is going to be a mighty delicious weekend!
The SWANSEA FOOD FESTIVAL runs over the weekend of, 4th – 6th September between 12pm and 10pm each day at Museum Park. That’s a massive 10 hours of food heaven. Now the festival is FREE you just need to make sure you grab your tickets beforehand so you can get your place and be Covid protected. Then you just grab a napkin, roll up your sleeves and get stuck straight in. To get yours, just go here. FESTIVAL But be quick, they will be snapped up very quickly.