The EAT! NewcastleGateshead festival took place between Friday 27th July and Sunday 29th July. Described on their website as 'the buzziest, tastiest, foodie-est, city street festival. For three days, the heart of NewcastleGateshead is turned into a taste bud-tempting array of foodie events. From cooking demos to cookery workshops, choice foods to chilli bonanzas, fish barbecues to street food festival'.
My boyfriend and I opted to on the Sunday as there was a mini Street Food Festival taking place behind the Guildhall on Newcastle's Quayside. We also had a look around the stalls around Newcastle Monument before heading down and were lucky to catch a demo from the Malaysian speciality chef Norman Musa.
Mini Street Food Festival, Guildhall.
The Street Food Festival had a small selection of food stalls ran by some of the most popular restaurants in Newcastle. Tokens for the food could be bought at the 'box office' (£3 per token or £10 for 5 tokens. Boxes and forks - £1) and then could we swapped at the stalls for food. Most meals were one token but some of the larger meals (For example: Curry and rice or Jerk Chicken) were two tokens.
Chicken Tikka Wrap (Unfortunately this was the only picture I was able to get before the heavens opened and we had to run into a nearby pub to take shelter)
My favourite foods from the Street Food Festival were the Jerk Stew and the Arancini. I've never been to either of these restaurants before but I think I'll definitely have to go in the future! I wish I was able to try some of Marco Polo's flourless chocolate cake but they had ran out before we got there. Fingers crossed they'll be a next time!