Calling all street-food devourers, and Christmas fanatics – we’ve caught wind of an event that’ll be right up your alley chimney! The mastermind behind such events as The Tacover, The Tacover 2.0, and Slice-O-Mania has dreamed up their wildest, most Christmassy foodie event around. Introducing: The Xmas Special, a Christmas street food festival featuring “the best street food vendors from across the UK slinging nothing but Xmas specials dishes”. And it’s all taking place this weekend, with multiple sessions across December 2-3!
So – what exactly does that mean? What is a Christmas street food festival? What is Christmas street food? Is it just people in food trucks selling turkey, ham, and cranberry desserts? Oh no, no, no. They’ve taken it a step (or seven) further than that!
The Xmas Special will feature some of the country’s best food vendors, across all sorts of cuisines, taking those familiar Christmas flavours and smashing them up with street food favourites. We’re talking turkey, cranberry, gravy and all the other classic Christmas flavours in such unexpected forms as pizza, wings, fries, burgers and more!
While you’re wandering around and noshing on weird and unexpected food combinations, DJs will be spinning the most festive Christmas sing-a-long anthems. You’ll also be able to grab warming drinks from a mulled wine bar, as well as take place in the Free Xmas Raffle, Bad Santa Bingo, and Mince Pie eating contests! Just like the Tacover’s and Slice-O-Mania, it’s all going down at Signature Brewing’s Walthamstow taproom on the Blackhorse Beer Mile, so there will also be pints a-plenty as the food and beer flow like, well, food and beer!
Vendors at The Xmas Special
So who is daring enough to take beloved Christmas flavours and push them to their culinary extremes? The confirmed traders include the following:
Among the dishes that have been confirmed for the festival are the likes of Camembert Nuggets, Gravy-Style Mulled Wine Fries with Turkey Jus, Turkey Birria, Boxing Day Poutine, and even Mexican churros. Is anyone else salivating?!
The Xmas Special will run a Saturday daytime family session, a Saturday evening adult-only session, and a Sunday mixed session, on December 2-3. Under-11’s can attend the Saturday daytime and Sunday sessions for free, and group tickets are available for a discounted price.
📍 The Xmas Special Christmas street food festival will take place at Signature Brew, Unit 15, Blackhorse Lane, E17 5QJ. The nearest station is Blackhorse Road.