Thirteen reasons to visit the packed Sheffield Food Festival 2019

From decadent cakes to worldwide cuisine, and gin pairing to locally made ales, Sheffield Food Festival celebrates the best of food and drink.

By Ellen Beardmore
Friday, 17 May, 2019, 11:46
Sheffield food festival draws in thousands of people each year

The event takes place in the city centre next weekend, from Friday May 24 until Monday May 27, and here are our top 13 reasons to visit this year. 

Fancy mac and cheese with a glass of fizz from Fizz and Fromage? Or maybe pie with a splash of Hendo's from Pie Eyed? Check out the many stalls across the city centre
Liam Ridge from Broomhill restaurant Butcher and Catch and Cynthia King from Sir Robin of Locksley Gin are hosting an event at the Demo Theatre Kitchen on the Friday night
Watch Seymour Millington and Charlie Curran go head to head in a cook off using ingredients from Whirlow Hall Farm on the Saturday.
Bars include The Fountain Bar serving local ales and cocktails from Beetlejuice in the Peace Gardens. There's also a gin bar and chocolate champagne.
Romanian cuisine is under the microscope when Sfinx, of Attercliffe, cook samale stuffed cabbage rolls on the Friday at 1.40pm in theTheatre Kitchen. There's also Russian food and West African cuisine on offer.
Sheffield has some exceptional cake and pastry specialists. Try gourmet marshmallows from Malvavisco, exquisite cakes from Era's Chocolate or artisan creations from Forge Bakehouse at the 100-strong festival market
Apart from food, some of the 100 stalls will also be selling everything from bracelets made with Sheffield steel to whimsical craft items
Fine dining restaurant Rafters is among those featured in demonstrations on Saturday. Tom Lawson and Alistair Myers will showcase a dish that shows how they took their venue to the next level at 1.20pm.
Discover the history of Abbeydale Brewery in the final event of the festival on Monday at 4.30pm
Learn how to keep chickens at home on the Sunday from 2-4pm, combining education with family fun, and fresh eggs.
DJs, singer songwriters and hip hop stars are all lined up for a packed three days of musical entertainment at the Eats Beats and Treats Village on Fargate.
A food explorers' trail will help people learn fun facts about how the food system works, pick up a trail leaflet from Regather in the SehfFood Village
A community colouring wall with Grace Foster is at Orchard Square during the festival