Comida Fest will take visitors on a journey through Latin American food via the Thames, with free entry festivals in Greenwich, Tower Bridge and Putney
Greenwich edition kicks off on 8th July, celebrating Frida Kahlo’s 110th birthday, with musical performances remembering the Mexican painter
Start the day eating tacos in Mexico City, a bandeja paisa in Bogotá and an açaí bowl in Rio de Janeiro: all without leaving London. After a very successful launch in 2016, Comida Fest is back again offering visitors a journey through Latin American cuisine in three prime locations by the river Thames: Greenwich’s Cutty Sark Gardens (8 and 9 July), Tower Bridge’s Potter Fields (12 and 13 August) and Putney Bridge’s Bishop Park (16 and 17 September). Comida Fest emulates the hustle and bustle of a Latin American street market, with its exciting vibe and a full cultural programme with music, and fun activities for adults and children.
Inspired by last year’s successful travel competition to Rio de Janeiro, this year Comida Fest teamed up with Avianca – Colombia’s national flag carrier and the second oldest airline in the world to offer a lucky winner 2 tickets to the capital city of Bogotá. Find out more about our travel competition, starting on 8 July at www.comidafest.com/competition.
Our team of curators have sourced out the best of Latin American street traders in London, presenting the newbies: Tico’s – specialist in the Brazilian style hot dog, Portena – Borough Market’s famous Argentine empanadas stall and Tayrona Colombian Street Food to name a few. Last year’s popular traders such as Guasacaca and their delectable Venezuelan Arepas, Smokoloko with it is famous smoked meat sandwiches and London’s longest running Mexican restaurant – Café Pacifico are returning this season.
July’s event celebrates the 110th birthday of Mexico’s most iconic artist, Frida Kahlo on 8 July and the Argentine Independence Day on 9 July. The painter, known as much for her enigmatic self-portraits as for her incredible personal life will be remembered in Mexican music performances, cocktails and dishes designed to pay homage to her unique vision of the world. Argentina’s independence will be celebrated in true ‘porteño’ style – guests are invited to dance away with our tango show and Argentine music. Our motto is eat, drink, fiesta!
FOR FULL EVENTS’ DETAILS AND TIMETABLE, GO TO comidafest.com/events.
COMIDA FEST in Greenwich: Cutty Sark Gardens – London SE10 9HT
8 and 9 July / Saturday: 11am until 8pm / Sunday: 11am -18am
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Travel Partner: AVIANCA airlines
EAT: People attending Comida Fest can expect typical and innovative dishes by our street food traders specialists in Latin American Cuisine: Guasacaca * Smokoloko * Tico’s* Porteña* Pinchitos and More *Café Pacifico * Tierra Peru* Tayrona Colombian Street Food* Brazil Flavour * Ceviche Creativo * Sambazon* *Brazilian Churros* BBQ Party London and much more!
DRINK: Match our delicious food with strong Latin American coffee, delectable cocktails, wines and fruit juices inspired by the vast array of exotic fruit from the region. This year we present the drink traders, El Cafecito * Elephant Juices * Shockas Coconut Hub
FIESTA: The most amazing Latin Food fiesta would not be complete without an arts & culture programme specially designed to entertain adults & kids. Expect DJs and bands playing the best Latin tunes during late afternoons and evenings, whilst the mornings will be dedicated to family activities: games, storytelling and workshops. Full programme and schedule to be announced soon at www.comidafest.com.
COMIDA FEST in Tower Bridge
Potters Fields Park – London SE1 2AA
12 and 13 August
Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
COMIDA FEST in Putney
Bishops Park, Bishops Avenue – London SW6 6EA
16 and 17 September
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm