Free From Festival is a must attend event for all food lovers. If you have any type of intolerance then these events are even better for you!
It only seems like five minutes ago that I was at the last Free From Festival in London. That was a great event and was packed to the rafters last year. As soon as I heard the festival was back in London I made sure to save the date. Please take a moment to have a look back at my review from last year’s festival, in there I explain all about these events and the ever-growing popularity of this way of eating. ➡ 2016 Free From Festival
Festival Going From Strength To Strength
I have been to 4 of these events now, and each time I am seeing them grow in size and popularity. 2017’s festival is by far the best one I have been to.
The venue this year was in Old Spitalfields Market. This played a big part in how great this year’s event was. In previous years the venues have been quite small in comparison which leads to overcrowding and makes seeing all the goods on offer quite tricky. No such problem this year, a vast improvement, hats off to the organisers for picking such a great venue.
Back in 2014, the debut festival took place with just 12 brands exhibiting at the event. I was pleased today to see a few of these great brands still going strong and exhibiting again at this year’s festival.
Festival 2017 Bigger And Better Than Ever
This year saw over 50 different companies and brands exhibiting at the festival. It was great to speak directly to the founders of many of these small businesses. Seeing the passion they have in their products makes a big difference. These guys are not in business for a quick buck, there is genuine passion behind their goods, nice to see.
As well as all the great stalls and tasters on offer today there was a packed full events schedule.
Lots of interesting talks and live music for everyone to enjoy.
My Personal Picks
As I walked around the festival I made a point of trying everything on offer and speaking with as many of the proprietors as possible. Ones which I enjoyed or stood out to me I live tweeted from the festival using #freefromfestival.
➡ Eat Safe – This stall was promoting their app. The idea behind this is a great one. The app allows people with specific dietary requirements to find restaurants suitable to their needs, a stroke of genius in my opinion.
Top work guys, hope this takes off and brings you lots of success in the future.
➡ The Protein Ball Co. – These high protein snacks are so tasty. I tried all the flavours…twice! Really tasty and a great protein boost.
I will definitely be buying some of these. A great boost after my running sessions during the week.
➡ The White Rabbit Pizza Co. – Founded back in 2016 these guys make some really tasty pizzas. Coeliac disease is so difficult to live with day-to-day, and the food these guys turn out makes that struggle a bit easier.
To be able to eat pizza again is a game changer for anyone with gluten issues, and when they taste this good they had to make my top 3!
Please check out all of the day’s exhibitors ➡ Here
If you managed to make it to today’s event I hope you had a great time and found some innovative and tasty new products. If you didn’t get there today make sure to keep an eye on the Free From Festival ➡ website for the next event.
Take Care, Festivals Are There
*** Free From Festivals gifted me admission to today’s event on a media pass as a blogger. No other payments or incentives were given in return for this blog by Free From or any other companies mentioned***