Deliveroo is probably the best thing that’s happened to London in the past 2 years. Along with Uber. But Deliveroo involves food so maybe it wins. Anyway, Urban Food Fest, the free weekly street food event is this weekend a Deliveroo Guy Fawkes Takeover. Bonfire weekend is the perfect time to enjoy comfort food and booze al-autumn-fresco before winter really hits and the thought of being outside for long periods of time isn’t that enjoyable.
The Urban Food Fest will have stalls from a whole host of street food brands bringing their classics as well as some specially created dishes – Arancini Bros serving little risotto balls of joy, Wild Game Co with their Scottish meats and sweet treats from Crosstown Doughnuts. Because it’s a Guy Fawkes theme you can get toffee apples and bangers and mash too, but with a little twist; toffee apple…pancakes and bangers and mash…toasties.
We say go down mid-afternoon, have a good wander round before deciding on food and then settle in for the long haul with blankets, heaters and music. Hungry again? The festival is open till midnight but you could head home, watch everyone else’s fireworks from your window, whip out your phone and order Deliveroo straight from the festival to your door by searching ‘Urban Food Fest’. Deprived East Londoners can now enjoy fish and chips from Camden Town’s Hook and hugely popular doughnuts from Crosstown Doughnuts, direct to you. Sea salt caramel and banana cream doughnut, anyone?
Urban Food Fest Deliveroo Guy Fawkes Takeover, Saturday 7th November, midday to midnight. Euro Car Parks 162-167 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6HU