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In Feast We Trust

An event I really enjoyed last August was Feast. This time the ticket is a bit more expensive 7,5 quid, new location in an abandoned North London mail centre building in Islington Square, 4 days instead of 3, and a new line up with some familiar faces coming back. 

The place
The location was stunning, perfect place for the event and full of food vendors and punters. My first stop was Yum Bun. The popular steamed bun, they always have a long queue. My choice a slow roasted belly pork, hoi sin sauce, cucumber, spring onions, and shiracha. Great flavours as usual, my only critic is that they are having a miniaturisation effect as the pork on my bun was quite tiny and my final bites were plain soft bun. 

Yum Bun
The pork buns
My next treat was Anna Mae’s famous mac n’ cheese. I’ve wanted to try their creamy cheddar, Monteray jack, and mozzarella cheese mac for a while. I pimped it up with jalapeños, chipotle, sour cream, and fresh coriander. Amazing, comfort food at its best. 

Anna's menu
Mac time
Bowl of flavour
Another of my favourite of the day definitively was Mishkin’s. The salt beef muffin with shallots relish and English mustard was to die for, just amazing. 

Mishkin's in action
Great salt beef time
Next victim was Rainbo, voted as top 3 gyozas in London by Evening Standard. The homemade chicken and coriander gyoza dumplings were nice and full of flavour. 

Rainbo Ford
Then I couldn’t resist having the Elliot’s cheeseburger. Surprisingly there was no queue at all. A great 50-day aged beef, perfectly cooked in a house made bun, with Comte, Ogleshield, caramelised onions, dill butter, and cucumber pickle. One of the top burgers in London no doubts. 

Elliot's menu
Burger time
Glorious burger
Finally, to end the day I went for Gordon Ramsay’s York and Albany. A stunning pretzel salted squid, great flavour, one of the best squid I have had, salted, a bit spicy, not oily at all, great food from chef Kim Woodward. 

Gordon's Y&A
Many other stalls I didn't have the chance to try, including my Pizza Pilgrims friends, Abiye's Big Apple Hot Dogs and Hanna's new project Nordinary. Excellent food, great atmosphere, one more day to go so if you are still hesitating hope this post will help convincing you.

The salt beef reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Blood” 

Jerry: Didn't go for it, huh?
George: No
Jerry: So, she didn't appreciate the erotic qualities of the salted cured meats?
George: She tolerated the strawberries and the chocolate sauce, but eh, it's not a meal, you know? Food and sex, those are my two passions. It's only natural to combine them
Jerry: Natural? Sex is about love between a man and a woman, not a man and a sandwich

Food Festival
Approx Damage: £7.5 entry
Area: Angel
Borough: Islington
Twitter: wefeastlondon


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