5 Foodie Events Heading to Sheff
From chocolate-themed events that Willy Wonka would be envious of to nocturnal food markets soundtracked with live music, there’s a whole host of banging foodie events hitting Sheff over the next month. Lucky for you lot, Natasha Gregson has compiled this handy guide of five festivals and events heading our way over the next few months.
Go with an empty stomach, you have been warned…
Love Cheese at The Moor Market
Friday 9th February, 5.30pm-9pm
Love Cheese? Of course you do, so get down to the Moor Market on Friday eve for a night of live music, street food and a selection of cheese products. Sampling the spoils of the stalls is thirsty work, so luckily there’s a gin and prosecco bar, as well as the market’s own Beer Central to keep you refreshed throughout the night. “The idea is to celebrate the city’s food traders in the way that other events do, such as Peddler Market and London’s famous Borough Market,” Louise Pearson, Sheffield City Council Markets Manager, told Exposed. Oh, and there are free samples of cheese on the night too. Like you needed any more reason to go…
Free Entry. More info on Facebook.
Interval’s Day of Chocolate
Saturday 10th February, 11am-9pm
Planning on giving up chocolate for lent? Before you do, treat yourself to this truly indulgent event open to the public at Sheffield Uni’s Interval. Decadent treats will be available throughout the day, with a special menu dedicated entirely to chocolate, including vegan and gluten-free options. Expect to find loaded hot chocolates that are smothered with cream and sweet treats, alcoholic ‘Choctails’ and an impressive six-tier chocolate fountain.
Free Entry. More info here
Pizza and Prosecco Festival
Friday 23rd February, 2pm-11pm
Here’s a festival for all you fizz lovers out there. With live music providing a soundtrack all day, the event combines the perfect pairing: pizza and prosecco. There will be 20 different types of prosecco available to purchase on the day, with local street food pizza traders serving up a slice of heaven – and a little something to line your stomach with all those bubbles.
Ticket price and venue TBA. For more info here.
Peddler Night Market
Friday 2nd March, 5-11pm; Saturday 3rd March, 2-11pm
Following the success of Veg Out last weekend – which Peddler are now hoping to make a quarterly event due to its popularity – Peddler Night Market returns on the first weekend of March with another great line-up of musicians, artists, makers and traders. Sip craft beer and cocktails as you feast on an eclectic mix of street food from the likes of 63 Islands, Bournville Waffles, Dim Sum Su, Get Wurst and Sheffield Cheesemasters – to name just a few stalls confirmed for the night.
Free Entry. More info here.
Sheffield Food Festival
Saturday 26th– Monday 28th May
Now in its eighth year, the Sheffield Food Festival is a celebration of all that is great about the city’s food and drink scene. “There are so many wonderful small and creative businesses flourishing in the city,” says Laura Holmes, Project Development Officer at Events Collective. “It’s fantastic to be able to champion them and to provide such a wonderful smorgasbord of things for people to see and taste.” There’s plenty on offer at the three-day festival, including mouth-watering street food stalls, live cookery demonstrations, talks, debates and even career advice for budding chefs.
Free. More info here