Yes, it’s that time of year again when the food festival hits the streets of Huddersfield, or to be more precise the station square and one or two side streets. I visited today and similar to last year we were blessed with good weather thus ensuring a healthy turnout by the locals. The festival has built something of a reputation and today I saw food from over a dozen different countries on sale.
One disappointment for me though was the fact that it is virtually all street food stalls, whereas in previous years there have been more people selling products. Having said that there were some old favourites in attendance including “Drizzle of Oil” from Honley and the “Chillie Jam”man.
A wide variety of local and regional beers were in attendance at the various bars and although it was early in the day considerable alcohol was being appreciated by seasoned drinkers. I stuck to cappuccino from the little mobile van that goes by the name of “Mini mocha coffee” and what excellent coffee it was.
I eventually succumbed to some food but was overwhelmed with the choice before me. Eventually I settled on a falafel, olive and salad from the North African / middle eastern food stall. The stall holder said they had been so busy yesterday afternoon that they had sold out of all their food.
This year they seem to have abandoned the cookery demonstrations on the main stage and replaced them with music. The band playing when I arrived seemed to be of Indian origin and were making a hell of a racket for early in the day. Perhaps this is just a sign that I am getting old! Musically they were good……….just a little loud.
Still, it seems another successful food festival which will raise the profile of Huddersfield as a town intent on developing and embracing the 21st century. Below are some of the images I captured at the festival today.
Photographs (c) Kindadukish 2017