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Tracking London’s Biggest Food Festivals and Events for 2022

From a meathead’s paradise to cultural celebrations

Yotam Ottolenghi at Meatopia 2018
Yotam Ottolenghi at Meatopia in 2018
Meatopia

London’s festival circuit is well and truly back on this year, with the return of All Points East, the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival and Meatopia. As well as the usual big musical hitters, a number of cultural celebrations are also scheduled, either for the first time since the pandemic or in their inaugural year. Here, in chronological order, are some of the food events in store for the rest of 2022.


Pub in the Park

When: 17 June — 18 September
Where: Various locations
What: Pub in the Park celebrates everything about ye good ol’ British pub. Naturally, this means pub grub, chef partnerships, guest beers, and lots of music. The touring festival kicked off in May, with dates planned around the country until September.

London Craft Beer Festival

When: 12 — 13 August
Where: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, Wapping E1W 2SF
What: More than 100 brewery guests from the last decade will descend on the city for this 10th anniversary event, as well as some newer brewers to showcase their wares. Food will come from the likes of Decatur, Fallow, and From the Ashes BBQ.

All Points East

When: 19 — 27 August
Where: Victoria Park, Grove Road. Bow E3 5TB
What: The music festival has become one of the capital’s premier events since its launch in 2019. For 2022, it will revert to its original format, being held over two weekends in Victoria Park in east London. Alongside a diverse musical line-up, expect a range of food trucks from festival veterans, East London traders, and an array of cocktails.

Yam Carnival

When: 27 August
Where: Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, Clapham SW4 9DE
What: From the creators of Afro Nation, Yam Carnival is a celebration of the cultures of the African diaspora, including Caribbean and Latin American representation. As well as live music from the Afrobeat, reggaeton, R&B, hip hop, Afro-swing and dancehall genres across three stages, expect African-influenced food trucks, Caribbean cuisine, Latin American staples, and American-inspired options from New Orleans creole and cajun cooking to southern soul food.

Meatopia

When: 2 — 4 September
Where: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, Wapping E1W 2SF
What: London’s fire-cooking festival returns with 70 of the world’s best live-fire chefs cooking exclusive dishes, using sustainable wood and charcoal and responsibly sourced ingredients. Beverages will come from craft brewers, artisan distillers, and mixologists.

London Halal Festival

When: 24 — 25 September
Where: London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park E20 2ST
What: A host of London’s halal establishments have come together with a live cooking theatre, shopping stalls, and over 100 food stands featuring halal burgers, hot dogs and other street food. A variety of international cuisine, dessert stalls, mocktails, and food competitions — including chilli challenges and eat-offs — await at this event, which challenges bragging guests to prove their eating prowess in front of a live audience.

From The Ashes BBQ

10 Stour Road, , England E3 2NT Visit Website

Decatur

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Pizarro

194 Bermondsey Street, , England SE1 3TQ 020 7378 9455 Visit Website

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