Real Food Festival @ Southbank

02 October 2013

In the past, I've stumbled across the food festivals that are held at the Southbank from time to time, but always by accident. This time, when I saw that there was another one on last weekend (and that the weather would be ok), E and I headed out armed with very empty stomachs to explore and eat.

We were pretty impressed with the variety and the quality of the food we found there, and there was a nice atmosphere with the autumn sun and live music. The Southbank is somewhere I love to be on sunny days, where you can choose from a plethora of restaurants and enjoy a lovely walk down the river Thames. Livened up by the delicious stalls, it only gets better!











Unfortunately, I didn't get to snap a picture of my lunch as I had my hands full, but they were full with a delectable chicken shawarma from a mediterranean food stall. It was seriously good, as were the various desserts we picked up (we went extra hungry, so no judgement please).







I couldn't resist a tiny little red velvet cupcake, which was just as gorgeous as it looks, and of course I couldn't turn down a pastel de nata. Freaking love that stuff.

E got a monster of a raspberry cheesecake which, from the few bites I had (big ones), I know was a winner. I'm not a sweet tooth person in general, but I think I get sucked in by how pretty desserts look. Clearly I'm easy to please.


We wondered around a little more, and to our delight and our wallets' distress, we found a bottle of Sauterne for a decent price, which we just couldn't bear to go home without. I may not know a whole lot about wine, but I do know that this bottle is quite special. Or was, as it was emptied remarkably quickly.







As we walked across the bridge over to Embankment, I took in the stunning skyline and thought about how lucky I was.




Maybe I was sentimental from all that sugar.


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18 comments:

  1. This all looks far too delicious! xx

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    1. it was quite a challenge to restrain ourselves from trying every single thing that we saw! x

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  2. Oh my gosh, SO many amazingly yummy looking things! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. i know, it was heaven for us foodies! x

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  3. I LOVE the food festival. So much variety to choose from. Been back a few times now and it's always just as good!

    Kam | A Married Couple & Their Travels

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    1. i'm glad you enjoy them just as much as we do! they really do a good job x

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  4. wow! amazing food! those cookies and cupcakes! i get starstruck by pretty desserts, too :)

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    1. haha i'm glad i'm not alone ;) x

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  5. SO OBSESSED. This has to be one of my favorites that I've seen from you (that's saying a lot :] )! Seriously transported me back to France, I wish I was still there! That BREAD gahhh! And raclette omggg. Those cupcakes are totally adorable too. Your posts make me so hungry! Ps that is a gorgeous skyline...you ARE totally lucky hehe :]

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    1. aw thank you! i know, it's a pretty great city :) x

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  6. u make me want to check the fridge;-)

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    1. oh i know, i look at these photos and get hungry all over again! x

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  7. I love the real food market, especially Jacobs Ladder farm's burger - it is indescribably delicious, and made all the more enjoyable by knowing that the cows have been reared ethically. I love your pictures too, you've really captured the market - it is so nice seeing London through your eyes!

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    1. ahh i'm kicking myself for not trying that burger now! i will have to next time. thank you so much Bethan, that means a lot :) x

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  8. This looks great! My eye got caught by the bread photo until I saw the one about the raclette. I love raclette so much, you have no idea! It reminds me of my ski holidays in France when I was little. To me, it's the ultimate winter dish. Better not to eat it too often though, it's not very healthy...

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    1. I can just imagine the magic of Raclette in the Swiss alps! it is so good (there's a reason it's eaten in the winter time when we don't have to be in bikini shape right?! x

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  9. How cute are those meringue kisses?!

    Problem is with the foodie things, I want EVERYTHING in sight, and usually try to eat everything in sight too!

    Hmm maybe...

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  10. That red velvet cupcake looks amaaaazing!

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