Start the day eating tacos in Mexico City, a bandeja paisa in Bogotá and an açaí bowl in Rio de Janeiro: all without leaving London. After a very successful launch in 2016, Comida Fest is back again offering visitors a journey through Latin American cuisine in three prime locations by the river Thames: Greenwich’s Cutty Sark Gardens (8th & 9th July), Tower Bridge’s Potter Fields (12th & 13th August) and Putney Bridge’s Bishop Park (16th & 17th September). Comida Fest emulates the hustle and bustle of a Latin American street market, with its exciting vibe and a full cultural programme with music, and fun activities for adults and children.
Inspired by last year’s successful travel competition to Rio de Janeiro, this year Comida Fest teamed up with Avianca – Colombia’s national flag carrier and the second oldest airline in the world to offer a lucky winner 2 tickets to the capital city of Bogotá. Find out more about our travel competition, starting on 8th July at our website www.comidafest.com/competition.
Our team of curators have sourced out the best of Latin American street traders in London, presenting the newbies: Tico’s - specialist in the Brazilian style hot dog, Portena - Borough Market’s famous Argentine empanadas stall and Tayrona Colombian Street Food to name a few. Last year’s popular traders such as Guasacaca and their delectable Venezuelan Arepas, Smokoloko with it is famous smoked meat sandwiches and London’s longest running Mexican restaurant – Café Pacifico are returning this season.
July’s event celebrates the 110th birthday of Mexico’s most iconic artist, Frida Kahlo on 8th July and the Argentine Independence Day on 9th. The painter, known as much for her enigmatic self portraits as for her incredible personal life will be remembered in Mexican music performances, cocktails and dishes designed to pay an homage to her unique vision of the world. Bring your children dressed up as Frida Kahlo or Diego Rivera and take part on a family bingo event, best outfits will win prizes. Expect storytelling and sing along classes with Spanish speaking group Pajara la Pinta, on Sunday at 12noon. The mornings will be dedicated to family activities: games, storytelling and workshops.
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COMIDA FEST in Greenwich: Cutty Sark Gardens – London SE10 9HT
Travel Partner: AVIANCA airlines
EAT: People attending Comida Fest can expect typical and innovative dishes by our street food traders specialists in Latin American Cuisine: Guasacaca * Smokoloko * Tico’s* Porteña* Pinchitos and More *Café Pacifico * Tierra Peru* Tayrona Colombian Street Food* Brazil Flavour * Ceviche Creativo * Sambazon
*Brazilian Churros* BBQ Party London and much more!
DRINK: Match our delicious food with strong Latin American coffee, delectable cocktails, a varied selection of Latin American beers, wines and fruit juices inspired by the vast array of exotic fruit from the region. This year we present the drink traders, El Cafecito * Elephant Juices * Shockas Coconut Hub * Café Pacifico Agave Bar * Johny’s Beer Bar
FIESTA: The most amazing Latin Food fiesta would not be complete without an arts & culture programme specially designed to entertain adults & kids. Bring your children dressed up as Frida Kahlo or Diego Rivera and take part on a family bingo event, best outfits will win prizes. Expect storytelling and sing along classes with Spanish speaking group Pajara la Pinta, on Sunday at 12noon. The mornings will be dedicated to family activities: games, storytelling and workshops. In the arts and crafts side, guests can obtain ethical products from South America, from hats to fabric sold by Cascada and Walking Pet Balloons will be entertaining adults and kids with their fun themed balloons.