During July my family and I (including Dan) indulged our gluttonous ways at the Cardiff Food Festival, one of the most popular festivals to be held in Cardiff!!! I went there last year for the first time and it was magic!! Every type of food, savoury to sweet, asian to american, whatever you fancy it was there and I would be damned if I was to miss it this year!!
Before we headed to the Bay, my now former abode we decided to take the aqua bus over there which was something Dan has wanted to do for a few years. It was such a pleasant boat trip. I also spotted tones of new photography locations which is pretty neat, under the bridge there was a wall just covered in graffiti, while most on the boat were saying ‘tsk how terrible’ I was thinking ‘how the hell did they get down there’ and ‘that would make a really fun backdrop’. We also passed a few flat locations as well as the millenium Stadium which looks so grand and majestic in the right light.
Once we reach Cardiff Bay we can already see the 100’s and 100’s of people gathered in attendance on this beautiful day full of food, craft stalls, food, live music, food (see where I’m going with this…). What I love about the Food Festival is that there is an array of people there; young and old alike all gathering for the same reason: free grub and with some stalls free booze for the grown ups. The Festival has a massive tent in the middle that has one bar and people start drinking at 10 a.m!! I don’t understand how people can drink that early, saying that, I don’t understand how people can drink at all! Anyway enough of my silly opinions, let’s get to the important bit: the food!!!
We. Ate. So. Much.
Not going to lie, I thought I could eat more but after one meal I was stuffed!! So many stalls of amazing food! One of our personal favourite was Chicken Kebab Roll which had so many different flavours, it tasted like a sausage roll but with a twang.
I was certainly spoilt for choice when it came to cakes!! My first port of call was ‘The Chocolate Brownie Company’ which had a wide variety of different flavour brownies. I opted for the salted caramel which I’ve only recently discovered and the only reason I bought that flavour was the fact I couldn’t see any peanut butter flavour (which, turns out, was right behind the girl serving me). They were incredibly gooey and divine. There was this other stall called Narnas Chocolate where Dan and I bought a tone of sweet goods to take home with us which included a toffee flapjack (best flapjack I’ve ever tasted) as well as a peanut butter cake!! I know I’ve said in the past that I’m cutting down on sweet snacks but it hasn’t gone well recently, but August is a new month!!
By the end we had to have a proper meal so I chose noodles with salt and pepper chicken which was scrumptious but very very filling. I almost threw up I felt so bad. Afterwards we headed to a grassy surface where I had to lie down and convince myself I was definitely not throwing up.
All in all a marvellous day and I’m especially glad my parents enjoyed!!!
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