(Picture: Halal Gems)Halal food is in high demand for Muslims around the world.
In case you’re not aware, halal food is meat that has been killed according to Islamic law, and also includes non-alcoholic drinks and grub.
There aren’t many festivals to celebrate the special cuisine so Halal Gems, a food discovery platform, is bringing back its annual event.
The festival, Street Eats, is bringing back some of their favourites from last year plus new traders including everything from the best in Venezuelan cuisine and hot dogs to the best jollof rice in town.
And the best part? Entrance to the three-day event is just £1.
And while you’re chomping down on burgers, wings, and all kinds of delish desserts, you’ll have plenty of entertainment.
A line up of talented spoken word artists will lead poetry night, a screening of Netflix show Chef’s Table will be aired, and a live interview with Darjeeling Express restaurant’s Asma Khan.
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What food can you expect?
Oli Baba’s famous halloumi fries
Double stacked burgers and macaroni lollies by Band of Burgers
Ginger-beer battered fried chicken by Only Jerkin
Afro-Fusion boxes with Bengali and Nigerian spices by Cally Munchy
Beef rendang by Makatcha
Vegan Ethiopian food by Merkamo
Persian ice cream including baklava ice cream
Venezuelan hot dogs and pulled beef arepas
For three days Street Eats will be taking over the iconic Old Spitalfields Market, in east London during Easter weekend.
On the first day, Jummah prayers will be led on Friday with a ‘Soul Session’ after, to talk about current Muslim issues and topics.
(Picture: Halal Gems)It aims to be an inclusive space for all and organisers are giving away money for folks who may not otherwise be able to afford it (all you have to do is follow the Instagram page)
Attendees can also make charitable donations to the Sufra Food Bank and Kitchen.
Those with the £1 wristband will be charged a premium on each transaction at Street Eats stalls. If you don’t have the wristband you can still enter but will have to pay a premium on each transaction.
(Picture: Halal Gems)Wristband holders will also benefit from priority access during peak times. Children under 16 years old do not need a ticket.
The festival runs from 12 pm on 19 April to 21 April. You can buy tickets here.
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