LegenDerry Street Food to tantalise the tastebuds this weekend
14 July 2022
It's all happening on Derry's quayside this weekend as the LegenDerry Street Food Festival dishes up an array of culinary delights, setting the scene for next week's Foyle Maritime Festival celebrations.
This week the City welcomed the return of the Clipper Race Fleet, who are already enjoying the very best local hospitality, and they certainly won't go hungry as some of the finest food and drinks producers take to the streets for a sensational showcase of local fayre.
The Festival opens tomorrow, July 15 running until July 17, just in time to whet the appetite for the Maritime Festival extravaganza which kicks off on Wednesday, July 20th.
Follow the delicious aromas to the quayside, where vendors will tantalise food lovers with a three-day feast for the senses, showcasing the very best local produce, from sumptuous slow cooked barbeque to authentic wood fired pizza, all complemented by the finest local craft beers and spirits.
Looking ahead to the festival today, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Sandra Duffy, said it was a great opportunity to celebrate the growing street food culture here. "I'm delighted to see the return of the LegenDerry Street Food Festival, and the focus on some of the new and exciting businesses which are appearing at a variety of locations across the City and District. The LegenDerry Food brand has really grown and developed into a strong identity for our local restaurants and producers and an umbrella for so many exciting new and established businesses.
"It's been an exciting week already with the arrival of the Clipper Race fleet, and I know lots of people will be coming along to see the boats and soak up the atmosphere this weekend. The Street Food Festival will provide the perfect backdrop with quality food complemented by some fantastic products from our local drinks producers and live DJ sets to create the perfect quayside summer vibe."
Vendors include Doherty's; Fairley's Flavours; Foyle Bubble Waffle; La Tia Juana; Lo & Slo; Nonnas; Offing Coffee; Silver Bean. Watch the world go by at one of the pop-up bars where you can sample a selection of the finest craft beers and exclusive cocktails using local spirits from The Walled City Brewery, Rough Bros, and Wild Atlantic Distillery.
Tourism Manager with Council Jennifer O'Donnell said: "What a perfect start to our Maritime programme with a quayside celebration of fabulous food and local hospitality. I'm delighted to see our local food network going from strength to strength and so many of our businesses working together to create LegenDerry experiences that enhance our profile as a vibrant and exciting visitor destination."
The LegenDerry Street Food Festival will run from Friday 15th July – Sunday 17th July from 12noon – 10pm. Free admission all weekend.