Streatham Gourmet - the 2015 Streatham Food Festival Picks

The Streatham Food Festival is back on 3rd-7th June with a huge range food to try and buy from local eateries of all shapes and sizes. One of the highlights of the festival is the Food Trail, running from the 4th - 6th June where restaurants offer a tasting menu for under £5. Last year’s winners Mediterranean deli Fish Tale are back hoping to regain their crown after winning in 2014 but With 31 local restaurants taking part including newcomers like Hood and Café Barcelona there will be stiff competition. The Food Trail map is enclosed in the festival programme giving details of what’s on offer.

Last year Time Out described the trail as ‘An indecisive eater’s dream’ with punters being able to hop from place to place trying out the huge range of cuisines on offer. Many of our favourite places are involved including Bravi Ragazzi, The Manor Arms, ilili and The Railway but if Streatham Gourmet had to pick three not to be missed this year, they would be;

Rice Republic a trio of Chinese mini-dishes at very reasonable prices; Salt & Chilli Squid - £3.50, Beef in Black Bean Sauce - £3.80, Salt & Chilli Baked Tofu - £3.50.

Hideaway Jazz Café’s light, fresh and spicy menu with the added bonus of a veggie option. Cashew nut, carrot and coriander falafel wrap (v) (£5) Moroccan spiced lamb burger with feta cheese & harissa (£5) and Thai spiced fish cake with pak choi & sweet chilli sauce (£5)

The Earl Ferrer’s have gone all out with an eclectic selection. Salmon tartare with gin fizz, granita and tempura fried oyster (£5) Veal and pancetta meatballs in rich tomato sauce and soft polenta (£5) and Strawberry cappuccino (£5) a perfect mini-meal packed with unusual combinations. There is enough variety in the Food Trail to excite even the most seasoned of foodies.Remember to pick up a score card and rate your favourites!