First Scottish Street Food Festival held in Glasgow
The fair was held at the Riverside Museum, where the 140th Scottish Boat Race were also held
The rainy weather failed to dampen people’s enthusiasm for the first ever Scottish Street Food Festival which was held last weekend at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.
Over 18 vendors and farmers participated in the pop-up restaurants, offering fresh and delicious Scottish street food.
Among the vendors were Luti’s Wood Burning Oven, a lovely pizza stall in front of the museum. There was a line of people buying food from them, with the booth running out of cheese in the early afternoon.
Susan, who set up the pizza stall with her husband, was happy to join in the food festival.
“It’s great. There is a lot of choice and a lot of people,” she says, and the only problem was she did not bring enough cheese today.
Joe, who ran a small stall called Erincroft Bakery, sells handmade baked goods by his mother. The most popular item was one the black pepper bread and it also sold out in the morning. He has a lot of business outside Glasgow as a chef, but is still interested in joining the first Scottish Street Food Festival. Joe is looking forward to the next festival being held again and wishes for better weather next time.
At the same time, the 140th annual Scottish Boat Race was held on the River Clyde, between the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh. Many students from the University of Edinburgh come to the Clyde and enjoyed a day in Glasgow.
Vicky, an undergraduate from University of Edinburgh, came here with her friends for the Boat Race. She did not know about the food festival at first. “It’s great to enjoy both activities together. It would better if it can be held in Edinburgh next time,” she says.
The winner of the 140th Scottish Boat Race is Edinburgh University Boat Club. Most people had a fantastic weekend at the Riverside Museum down on the Clyde.
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