Comida Fest - The first dedicated Latin American street food festival in London
March 9, 2016
EAT DRINK FIESTA
COMIDA - food or meal in Spanish and Portuguese
16th & 17th APRIL, 21st & 22nd MAY & 18th & 19th JUNE 2016
Saturdays 12h-20h & Sundays 11h-18h
April edition celebrates the Argentine hero grape, with Malbec Day activities and events
FREE ENTRY - Courtyard, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, SE1 9PH
If anything gets your synapses firing, it’s a big Latin American street market with their food stalls spreading mouth-watering aromas and sizzling sounds. Comida Fest - Latin American Street Food Market opens for the first time at the scenic South Bank in April, May & June bringing to London a treat to all the senses: a tasty journey that will cover the vast culinary diversity from Mexico to Argentina, including their infamous cocktails. The famous Latin vibe will be provided by music and Latin beats curated by the group Movimientos. To top it off: entertainment & games for kids and adults will get everyone in the right mood for the Latin American fiesta.
April’s event celebrates Argentina’s most famous character after Maradona and the Pope, the Malbec grape. 17th April is International Malbec Day and Comida Fest has teamed up with the experts from CAU - Carne Argentina Unica to bring an excellent range of wines, available at the CAU wine bar & Restaurant.
Meet our Traders
People attending Comida Fest can expect typical and innovative dishes by our seasoned street food traders who are bringing arepas, Cuban sandwiches, Peruvian ceviches, Lechona from Colombia, Brazilian churros, Passion fruit soup, Mexican street food to name a few.
Jama Cubana (Cuban sandwiches) • Guasacaca (Venezuelan street food) • Marlon´s Kitchen (Colombian chef) • London Locomotive Smoke (Latin BBQ) • Agua na Boca (Brazilian snacks) • Salsas Latin Street Food (Latin American Burgers) • Emmanuel Peruvian Catering (Peruvian) • Colombian Street Kitchen (Colombian snacks) • Pepita Fruit (dedicated passion fruit menu) and more to be announced
The food and drink bonanza doesn´t stop there, an entire area will be dedicated to established restaurants in the UK representing the best culinary from Argentina, Peru and Mexico. Café Pacífico, opened since 1982 in the heart of Covent Garden will offer fresh Mexican staples from its stall. Tierra Peru, from Islington comes to Comida Fest presenting the country´s traditional dishes, with inspiration from the Andes to the Pacific. And finally, CAU – Carne Argentina Unica will raise the flag for Argentina at Comida Fest, cooking just the best Argentine meat in Southbank.
Also available at the event, wines, cocktails, beers and soft drinks from the region, making the best accompaniment to this special feast of Latin American flavours.
Music & Entertainment
DJs and Latin frolics will be playing from late afternoon whilst the mornings will be dedicated to family activities: games, storytelling and workshops. Comida Fest music is curated by Movimientos – the best Latin party organisers and active in London and UK for over a decade.