10 ways to make the most of London's Urban Food Fortnight

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10 ways to make the most of London's Urban Food Fortnight


Urban Food Fortnight, London Food Link's annual celebration of all that is grown, cooked, saved, foraged and fermented in the capital, is back.

Taking place from 20 September to 7 October and with around 100 events scheduled all over London, you’d be forgiven for not knowing where to start. We've got you.

Georgina Wilson-Powell

Mon 3 Sept 2018

Want a taste of London? Forget the busy markets and the Instagram cliches and embrace Urban Food Fortnight, which brings together the best makers, crafters, producers, bakers, brewers and chefs that London has to offer.

Here's our top 10, not to be missed UFF highlights but you can find all of the events on Urban Food Fortnight's new map.

10 ways to make the most of London's Urban Food Fortnight 

Bear Kitchen Pops-Up

Join Hackney’s Bear Kitchen on Thursday 20 September for a communal dining experience to celebrate the ‘joy of eating well’. This is a three course, Nordic-Asian meal suitable for veggies and meat eaters (meat is an extra add on) and the team are using as many east London producers as possible including E5 Bakehouse, Hill & Szrok Butcher, Hackney Herbal, Growing Communities and Audacious Veg. (Purchase advance tickets.)

The Business of Food

The first of a five-part series at 42 Acres in Shoreditch exploring the future landscape of food. Expect a tasting of heirloom foods and a panel discussion with guests from FarmDrop, Olio and Farmerama on Wednesday 3 October. (Purchase advance tickets.)

Small Beer Brew Co’s Small Beer Sessions

Over at Small Beer Brew Co in South Bermondsey, there are eight events planned over the fortnight; from brewery tours to Friday night tap room sessions and Saturday morning beer and yoga. Small Beer Brew is the world's first brewery dedicated to sustainably brewing delicious, lower ABV beer. (Various dates, pay on arrival.)

Small Beer Brew Co and Urban Food Fortnight

How about a beer and yoga session in south London

Alara Organic’s Neighbourhood Harvest Party

Celebrate the harvest with Alara Organic’s annual Camley Street party on Friday 28 September. There’ll be live music, a bonfire, drinks and delicious organic food. Plus it’s free.

Urban Herbal

Join Hackney Herbal at Hackney City Farm on Saturday 22 September to celebrate the abundance of herbs grown and foraged in the city. The event includes drop in workshops showing you how to grow your own herbs and turn them into simple herbal remedies, herb walks and other family friendly activities. (Free for entry but workshops are ticketed.)

join Hackney Herbal at Urban Food Fornight

Join Hackney Herbal for a herbal workshop at Urban Food Fortnight

Hiver Beers X Toast Ale: Collaboration Launch Party

Hiver Beers and Toast Ale are having a party on Thursday 4 October in Bermondsey to kick off their local bread beer collaboration. Beer will be flowing and there’ll be plenty of honey and toast to soak it all up. (Purchase advance tickets)

Pop Up Ferments with Rachel de Thample

Head down to the Table Café on Monday 24 September for an evening of fermentation experimentation. Be prepared to get stuck in and learn how to make easy, everyday ferments – from crab apple and rose ginger beer to sourdough flatbreads. (Purchase advance tickets)

Learn how to ferment with Rachel de Thample for Urban Food Fortnight

Learn how to ferment with Rachel de Thample for Urban Food Fortnight

Haringey Food & Drink Festival

Head to Haringey on Sunday 30 September for a full day of festivities celebrating the abundance of incredible produce grown in the area. Expect over 50 stalls of artisans, bakers, growers, street food vendors, brewers and gin makers.

Haringey Food & Drink festival for Urban Food Fortnight

It's all about supporting local in Haringey on Sunday 30 September

Make your own herbal skincare 

A hands-on session at Whetstone Allotment on Saturday 6 October where you’ll learn to make your own medicinal balms, deodorants and other natural skincare and household cleaning products, using common herbs and everyday ingredients. (Purchase advance tickets)

How to set up your own microbakery with Ma Baker

If you've always wanted to make money out of your baking, join micro baker extraordinaire Liz Wilson to learn the dos and don’ts of setting up your own microbakery. She'll be giving invaluable advice on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October. (Purchase advance tickets)

There are dozens more events on during Urban Food Fortnight, find the perfect food event for you here.

Need more September inspiration? Click here for our favourite ethical events across the UK.

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