When: 26 - 27 April
Where: Abbey Close Paisley
Paisley is teaming up with independent street food market PLATFORM for its biggest and best Food and Drink Festival yet.
Paisley Food and Drink Festival is one of Scotland’s largest outdoor food and drink festivals and will take place in Paisley town centre on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April. This year’s line-up will showcase the finest street food with more than 40 traders and vendors, a demonstration kitchen with celebrity chefs, live entertainment and picnic areas in the stunning surroundings of Paisley’s historic Abbey.
PLATFORM on Tour will bring 10 of Scotland’s best street food traders, giant Kata tee-pee tents, colourful furniture, the PLATFORM DJ’s, a range of Innis & Gunn craft Arch Brews, and cutting-edge cocktails utilising some of Scotland’s finest craft spirits.
PLATFORM traders coming to the Festival include, British Street Food Awards finalist Ginger and Chilli, Brigston & Co. Artisan Hot Dogs, Winners of the Scottish Street Food People's Choice Award 2017 Shrimpwreck and delicious desserts from Crema Caravan.
There will be something to suit all tastes at the Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019, including gluten-free and halal options with smaller portion sizes designed for children.
New for this year’s Festival is a dedicated vegan and vegetarian zone offering a range of delicious options.
Returning festival favourites include Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, Scozzese woodfired pizza, Dispensary Bar cocktails, the unique Fizzbuz prosecco van and the popular Rum Shack.
The award-winning Gin 71 bar will also be back to host tasting sessions, with visitors sampling the very best artisan gins.
Event organisers are teaming up with Renfrewshire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to host a dedicated Beer Tent at the town’s Bridge Street, with around 70 craft conditioned ales and craft beers available.
The Festival will see a variety of food workshops and cookery demonstrations, as well as live music and entertainment programmed by Paisley’s famous The Bungalow music venue.
A cooking demonstration tent, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign, will feature celebrity chef Gary Maclean, winner of MasterChef – The Professionals 2016, who will teach visitors the tricks of his trade and Three Sisters Bake.
There will also be plenty of entertainment for the kids, with the chance to enjoy some hands-on foodie experiences and fun games.
Visitors will be able to purchase some great produce from the Farmers’ Market and trader stalls, including the Paisley Drinks Company and the Kilted Fudge Company.