The Urban Food Festival is in a car park just off Shoreditch High Street. It doesn't look like a car park just off Shoreditch High Street though, which is a good thing. The atmosphere is lively – it's packed. There's live music and booze (the two things that complete any event), and although the bar is a little on the steep side (£5 for a bottle of beer), it's worth it for the selection of craft beers and ales.
There's gourmet street food from all over the world - it looks good, smells amazing and tastes even better. Disappointingly, you can't try it all. We fell at the first hurdle and got pea, mint and marscapone gnocchi from the first stall before even checking out the rest. My verdict - 5/10. Kerry's verdict - 3/10 (I think that's just because we're not big gnocchi fans, it just looked so delicious and our willpower is obviously lacking!)
There are 15 food stalls that change each week, so we'll definitely be heading back again over the summer. Last year I had the best ever jerk chicken, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the stall will return.
The Urban Food Festival is open every Saturday night @ Euro Car Parks, 162-175 Shoreditch High Street, London E16HU. 5pm-midnight. Entry is free. Check out their website.