With Paloma Faith, Squeeze, The Divine Comedy, De La Soul, Billy Bragg, Lightning Seeds and more lined up for ONBlackheath 2018, you’re going to need some good sustenance to keep you going through the weekend…
ONBlackheath is as big on food as it is on music, so this year the organisers have pulled in one of London’s best street food markets, and an on-site restaurant, to keep the crowds in good form for this year’s festival. After all, half the fun of a festival is discovering tasty new street food, right?
For those who want to ensure they’ll be well sated before singing along to Squeeze’s headline set, here are five foodie treats to look out for at this year’s ONBlackheath…
1 Street Food Union
Soho’s Street Food Union is known across the capital as one of the best street food hubs around. Their innovative traders send tourists, residents and workers away full and happy every week, and they’re bringing some of their top treats to ONBlackheath. Choose from the likes of Yorkshire Burrito (which serves amazing Sunday roasts in a Yorkshire pudding wrap), a wicked hotdog from Popdogs, the USA-style deli rolls of Sub Cult Sandwiches, hearty Caribbean offerings from Only Jerkin’ and the almighty Cheese Truck.
2 Salt & Dry Restaurant
Looking for a more civilised dining experience at ONBlackheath? Head for Salt & Dry. slurping up dripping wraps, licking your fingers clean and trying to keep your hair from getting in the way isn’t for everyone, so take advantage of the chance to enjoy a full-on dining experience. Caterers and restaurant consultants Salt & Dry will be setting up a pop-up restaurant close to the main stage, where weary, hungry folk can take a seat and choose from marvellous mains such as an organic ribsteak burger or hanger steak.
3 Vegan Street Food Zone
Festivalgoers who prefer to be plant powered should head for ONBlackheath’s vegan street food zone. Choose from vegan street food traders such as Feral Food Store, Vegan Vice and pie and mash experts Young Vegans, Vietnamese and Korean dishes free of animal products by EatChay, and famously good plant-based provisions from Thai street food legends Greedy Khao.
4 Sweet Treats
Leaving space for pudding shouldn’t be a problem when you’re on your feet all day. So when that sugar cravings lands, head for Churros Garcia, who will be serving up those irresistible fried choux pastry treats with dipping chocolate to keep the energy levels up. Alternatively, Lickalix Ice Lollies make their guilt-free lollies from organic ingredients.
5 Eat Natural’s Pop-Up Makery
Eat Natural is celebrating 21 years of making those delicious fruit and nut bars with a pop-up version of its Makery at this year’s ONBlackheath. whiel waiting for your favuorite act to come on, head over to the Makery and create your own unique bar, complete with dipping and a delicious choice of toppings. Eat Natural’s bars are the perfect festival treat – wholesome, filling and packed with natural goodness to power you through the festival weekend!
Oh, and don’t forget to raise a glass or several of Greenwich’s own Meantime Brewing Co, which will once again be making the short journey to Blackheath with their refreshing lagers and pale ales.
ONBlackheath returns to Blackheath from 8-9 September 2018, with Paloma Faith, Billy Brag, The Divine Comedy and De La Soul also on the billing. For tickets, see onblackheath.com