The Great British Food Festival is a fantastic event where the whole family can have fun trying different foods from around the world, watch various cooking demonstrations, and there are also lots of goodies to buy and take away too!!
This sunny Bank Holiday the Festival comes to Harewood House, Leeds, from 26th May to 28th, and I just had to check it out!
First mission was to have lunch of course. I walked around for a short time first, taking a look to see what was on offer. There was all types of cuisine from Greek gyros to Indian Street food, Pie & Mash to Mexican quesadillas. I spotted the “Peeking Duck” and headed straight over as I personally absolutely love hoisin duck wraps! The tent stood out as the food was being cooked in the shell of a Mini car! The duck wrap didn’t disappoint and was a great start, priced at £6 which was a fair price. The Peeking Duck also offered “Loaded Fries”, cajun season fries topped with shredded duck and all the trimmings.
We then headed over to the Greek stall as I LOVE Greek food and after walking around I think that this was the only place that was serving halloumi which I was surprised at. Unfortunately we didn’t end up eating here as we wanted the “Greek Box” so that we could share the food whilst sitting down. This was 2 skewers of choice, halloumi, salad, fried vegetables and tzatziki; BUT the stall had run out of containers to serve the food in and were only serving the wraps/gyros, which looked AMAZING but we decided to move on. Hopefully they won’t run out of anything for the remainder of the weekend as the food looked great.
On we moved to the stall next door for the Mexican Quesadillas where for £9 we could have a “meal deal” consisting of 2 quesadillas of choice, and topped nachos. These were lovely! We had the smokey chicken quesadillas which were also filled with lots of melted cheese and jalapenos and the nachos and toppings were good too.
If you are full from all the yummy food and drink, there is still plenty more to do! Kids can enjoy fair rides, a bouncy castle, and cookery classes! There are various Chef demonstrations throughout the afternoon, and some fantastic Man Vs Food contests. There’s live music throughout the day and a fantastic Artisan Market full of stalls where you can sample (bag yourself lots of freebies!!) loads of yummy stuff like cheese, brownies (mountains and mountains of them!), puddings, pies, breads, gins, liqueurs, jams, etc!here.