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I ate street food at Canterbury’s Bank Holiday festival and it didn’t disappoint

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City Feast was welcomed back to Canterbury after its incredible launch last year.

Displaying an ensemble of diverse and exciting culinary offerings and expertly crafted drinks, the yummy event is back.

Set in a new location this year, eight stalls lined the picturesque riverside of Kent's famous city.

We took the opportunity to take a taste of what was an incredible display of Caribbean, Thai, Greek and Filipino foods.

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From 11am- 8.30pm this Bank Holiday weekend, street food enthusiasts can take their pick from a variety food stalls.

It was difficult to know which one to choose from when I walked up to the event on Friday (May 28) afternoon.

Looking around, it didn't seem as busy as I expected, but the people of Canterbury seemed very content.

Rows of tables lined the riverside, where people bathed in the sun as they took a bite of their freshly cooked food.

I took a stroll along the winding path that was dotted with steaming food stalls, where visitors waited eagerly to give their order.

Even though I was eager myself to try every single last one of these stall, I knew that would be impossible, so I chose the ones that stood out to me the most.

FiliGrillz Filipino Street Food

Approaching the stall, an extremely excited and very welcoming man took my order.

As we chatted away, he expertly composed my grilled pork belly meat that was marinated in a secret marinade, with yellow rice and a salad on the side.

Street food provided by FiliGrillz was quite an experience, with pork belly, yellow rice and fresh salad

After paying £11.85 for the delicious looking combo of food, I stood at one of the City Feast barrel tables.

On the first bite I couldn't believe the flavours that were invading my taste buds.

FiliGrillz is a Filipino styled food and one of eight stalls at the City Feast event in Canterbury

I have honestly never had something as special as this, it truly was mouth-watering and addictive.

It was seasoned with sesame seeds and a ginger chilli sauce, that gave just the right amount of spice to the soft .and yet crisp pork belly.

City Feast Bar

Making moves to another stall after to finishing with my first meal, I needed something refreshing to wash it down with.

Noticing the City Feast Bar, I took a peak behind the staff to see what I fancied.

A refreshing Aperol slushy from the City Feast Bar in Canterbury

My inner child spiked with excitement over the sight of a slushy machine, whirling around the pink coloured mush.

It turns out that the pink mush was actually an Aperol slushy, which I never knew I needed until I took a sip.

The City Feast Bar is the only stall selling a range of alcoholic beverages at Canterbury's event

Although it was very strong, it was very tasty and I would recommend to a friend.

The £7 drink was nicely dressed with a slice of frozen orange. A very nice touch I thought.

Churros Frescos

Looking for something sweet, I visited a third stall that I had kept my eye on as I walked around the area.

The Churros Frescos stall was crying for me to try it, the smell alone was so sweet and heavenly that I just couldn't resist.

Cinnamon sugar coated churros, with a side of white chocolate sauce, was a must have at the Canterbury City Feast

I always see these stalls at fun fairs, theme parks and around London, but I never really bother to stop and taste.

Well that will certainly be changing today.

Churros Frescos is one of the eight stalls at the street food market event in Canterbury

Ordering five churros for £5, I made sure my yummy sweet treats were coated in cinnamon sugar and had a nice pot of white chocolate sauce on the side.

This sugary snack really took the cake with its sweetness.

Despite loving the taste, especially of the rich white chocolate that I dipped my churros in, it was too much for me. Way too sickly.

Overall, I am very happy with the outcome of this event, the meal, the dessert and the slushy were all a very odd pairing, but I loved it all the same.

All the stalls available at City Feast

  • City Feast Bar
  • Caribbean Jerk
  • Churros Frescos
  • FiliGrillz
  • Hide and Greek
  • Daow's Thai Kitchen
  • Little Bear's Burger Kitchen
  • Chulola Burrito
  • The City Feast event runs from Friday May 28 to Monday May 31, opening from 11am- 8.30pm each day.

    For more information you can visit their website by clicking here.

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