Food of the Future – Something for the Weekend


One of the things I love most about London, and East London in particular, is the amount of niche and quirky events there are going on.

This weekend, The Bulgarian and I will be attending Yelp’s Food of the Future festival in Shoreditch. The festival will take places in Cargo, on Rivington Street. Usually, Cargo’s dark railway arches play host to hordes of drunken revellers on Friday and Saturday nights, but come Sunday, it’s getting a futuristic makeover.

Attendees can expect to see things like a molecular food scanner, ice robots, snacks made of bugs (the Bulgarian can eat mine), plus VR and drone action going on too. I love food, and I’m a techie, so really looking forward to this.

On from 1 – 10pm, there’s no excuse for not making it down, and best of all – entry is free! All that’s required is a check in on the Yelp app , or a £10 donation to charity if you’re not keen on that.

Hopefully the weather holds up, as Cargo’s beer garden is actually really lovely on a sunny day.

The line up of brands appearing at the event is pretty cool too. It’s a long list, but the ones I’m most excited about are:

  • Mucho:
    An app that gives you a personalised shopping list, suggestions based on your tastes and lets you buy groceries to it. It looks great if, like me, you love to cook and try new recipes
  • Bubbleology:
    I really like bubble tea and these guys look really cool
  • Snact:
    I absolutely LOVE the idea behind this. Snact make healthy snacks from leftover produce. Food waste is a massive issue, and something I personally feel quite strongly about, and to see these guys producing and selling something from rejected but perfectly fresh produce is great!

So if you were looking for something to do this weekend, there you go, I’ve just sorted you out. Maybe see you there!


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