Hazel Roberts takes us through the best food festivals and street food that MK has to offer our tastebuds this month…
If you love local food and drink then this month you are in for a treat as we have plenty of street food, festivals, tasters and celebrations to enjoy.
This month’s street food events kick off on 3rd May at York House with Eat Street MK.
Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May, sees the King’s Feast return to the Kings Arms in Newport Pagnell.
On 10th May, Sizzlers will be serving up food at this month’s Street Food Friday at the MK Biergarten.
Then on 12th May the Sunday Streetfood Session takes place at the Pavilion in Middleton.
MK11’s Beer & Street Food Festival is on 25-27th May, where you can catch more of your favourite street food vendors, whilst the bars will be serving real ale, cider, spirits, wines, gins and more.
The month’s street food is rounded off on 31st May with a return of the Tattenhoe Foodie and Night Market.
This year the White Hart Beer Festival is celebrating its 20th year. Taking place between the 3rd and 6th May, expect plenty of real ales, cider, gin and a variety of different street foods, plus plenty of live music.
This month, the Drink Shed are hosting an Evening of Gin on 3rd May. It will include a potted history of gin, tasters, some experimentation with mixers and flavours and a selection of nibbles. There will be a chance for some shopping and a goodie bag to take home. Tickets are £35 per person.
Then the Drink Shed will be open again on 4-5th for their May Tasting Weekend, which includes some special tasters and is free to enter.
On 4th May the MK Biergarten is celebrating their third birthday so look out for special celebrations including exclusive beers, live music, street food and a hangover tea party.
Finally, don’t forget that the award-winning Althorp Food Festival is taking place on 11-12th May, with over 100 food and drink stands, as well as world-renowned chefs giving demonstrations over the weekend.
There will be numerous shopping and tasting opportunities and visitors can enjoy an array of entertaining performances and activities, all set against the backdrop of Althorp’s stunning grounds.