I went along to Comida Fest, which was on the Southbank in London in May and returns again to Thames Riverside on June 18th and 19th . It’s a Latin American Street Food festival and if you are a fan (or even just curious) of all things Latin American then go along you’ll have a ball.
I was sitting out in the sunshine on a Sunday morning, next to the river with live music playing, so many traders cooking up a storm and the flavours and spices filling the air were intoxicating, I wasn’t sure what to try first.
Café Pacifico (London’s Original Mexican Cantina) were serving up some fine Tequila, I accompanied it with some street tacos from the kitchen. Salsa Latin Street Food served up some great burgers (veggie option too), Guarida Café had delicious Pastel’s. I tried arepa’s from Guasacaca, drank Cocalero smash (made with coca leaves, guarana, ginseng and juniper berries), this cocktail mixed with passion fruit and ice – BE WARNED – IT’S FAR TOO EASY TO DRINK. There is a lot of meat dishes to try but don’t fear fellow veggies, I came away rolling I was so stuffed.
I can’t list everyone here as there is so much to choose from and I’ve not even included desserts… This is a really fun festival that gives your taste buds a real treat, do go along in June, you won’t be disappointed and you may get to fight over an empanada or two with me!