Four Days of Streatham Foodie Heaven

By: Liz Barette, Streatham Food Festival

The dust has well and truly settled on the 2018 Streatham Food Festival, brought to you by InStreatham, which saw more than 40 of SW2 and SW16’s fabulous food businesses offer taste bud tickling treats to thousands of residents and visitors to the area.

The ever-popular food tourist challenge saw hundreds of people pound the pavements, scoring the restaurants they visited out of ten and collecting stamps as they went.  The deserved winner of the 2018 Food Tour was food festival favourite, Fish Tale, whose outside tables were constantly busy with eager customers enjoying a fresh oyster and a glass of wine, smoked fish pate or an antipasti skewer for just £5 each.

Mina Tighani of Fish Tale commented, “Every year we look forward to welcoming customers, old and new, to Fish Tale for the food festival. It's an exciting and busy time for us and we love creating a sense of community through our food. It's such an honour to have been voted as the winners by our neighbourhood and we look forward to joining you again next year.” 

Hot on the heels of Fish Tale were Streatham Wine House and Talay Thai, who were both bursting at the seams with customers throughout the event.  It was great to see so many new businesses getting involved in the food tour too, with The Rabbit Hole, Cafe Barcelona, Italian Bistro, Waffle Genie, Batch & Co, Blackbird Bakery, Aali Baba Kitchen, La Fresca, Burger Bros, Brickwood Café and Café & Creamery all taking part for the first time.

Image of little girl having natas and a drink at Cafe Barcelona at the Streatham Food FestivalAlso featuring on this year’s food festival menu was the Toddler Tour, with 20 eateries taking the opportunity to showcase their family-friendly food - and a series of special events.  There was everything from food themed film screenings, to beer and food matching and a successful fundraising event for Streatham Drop In Centre.

With great memories of this year’s Food Festival in mind, remember the amazing food and drink on offer right here in Streatham. As the nights draw in, why not make the most of Streatham’s gastronomic delights on our doorstep – you could even start planning your route for next year’s food tour!

Photographs by Olesya Njemnobi