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6 Upcoming Food Festivals in Delhi You Just Cannot Afford to Miss!

City Wire 30 Sept 2016


The much awaited time of the year has arrived – the time for festivities, the time when the pockets pop open, the time when everyone feels flamboyant, the time when it’s time (finally!) to give your tedious diet a rest. Come October, come food festivals; a reason legit enough to let you indulge your taste buds in scrumptious meals.
Allow us to help you with all the details and do not forget to mark your calendars.

01. The Grub Fest (14th-16th Oct)

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A brainchild of four young entrepreneurs — Aman Kumar, Arjun Jain, Chaitanya Mathur and Manveer Singh Cheema, the Grub Fest is back with its fourth edition. Keeping up with its upward graph, the fest is going bigger than ever with over 80 food outlets opening their windows to the city’s food enthusiasts; highlights of the event are Wow! Momo, House of Candy, Lebanese Point, Jack Po!tato’s, Artisan Means, Fork N Spoon to name a few. Keeping in sync with the festive moods, the fest will also showcase some of the finest artists from across the country who’d be performing throughout the fest days. Miss it at your own risk!

When | 14-16 October 2016
Where | Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

02. Asian Hawkers Market (21st-23rd Oct)

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A three-day food sojourn, the Asian Hawkers Market is here to take you through the Asian flavours. The last edition of this fest saw delicacies from various far East and South-East Asian countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore and more. Some of the participating food venues are Benihana, Miso Hungry, Pho Real and the Bombaykery; with a focus on Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai and Burmese cuisines.

When | 21-23 October 2016
Where | Select CITYWALK, Saket

03. Foodistan – 10 Heads Festival (21-23rd Oct)

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A latest of the bunch, 10 Heads Festival got quite a number of people enchanted by their wholesome offering last year. Returning with its second edition, the festival will have an array of interesting food choices. Besides that, they have curated names and brands from all fields such as fashion, art, music and more that is bound to get you hooked. 

When | 21-23 October 2016
Where | PSOI Club, Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri

04. Great Indian Food Festival (5-6th Nov)

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A celebration of lip-smacking street food is returning to the city with its second edition. Street food vendors with the generation of experience who have always attracted us into narrow lanes and hidden corners will be present at the fest. If you are a foodie and live for flavours and spices, this seems like the place to be to taste special dishes from across the country.

When | 5-6 November 2016
Where | Dilli Haat, Pitampura

05. Lloyd Palate Festival (18th-20 Nov)

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Coming back to give the food connoisseurs of the capital a worthwhile culinary treat, Lloyd Palate Festival will present a host of fine restaurants, celebrated chefs, growers, musicians, artists and entertainers. Known to bring everything between Dusit Devarana to Fat Lulu’s and Elma’s to the table, Palate Fest has been a go-to event for foodies. This season is going to more promising than the last. We suggest you cancel all other commitments for this weekend of November.   

When | 18-20 November 2016
Where | To Be Announced

06. NASVI Street Food Festival (23rd-25th Dec)

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National Association of Street Vendors of India has invited food sellers from across the country to come over to the capital and be a part of the next edition of the Street Food Festival. Our liking for fine-dining experiences and borderline obsession for hygiene can take a rest if street specialities from all over the country are up for grabs and grubs. Prep yourself to go on a binging spree in cold Delhi winter with flavoursome meals.

When | 23-25 December 2016
Where | Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex