For foodies, food festivals are like little pop-ups of Disneyland that promise oodles of fun. The year has just begun and some amazing food festivals are lined up for you if food is your first love. We found 9 food and beverage events happening all around the year, all around the country and you just can’t miss them. So don’t wait, check ‘em out and get your bookings done. Get, set, go!
1. National Street Food Festival
India is known for its street food and New Delhi is the street food haven. The National Street Food Festival in India is one of best food festivals, hosting street food stalls from different parts of our country at one platform. Along with food stalls, this festival has some amazing music shows as well.
Dates: 12 – 14 January, 2018
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
2. Bengaluru Food FETE
Bangalore Food FETE is an annual food festival celebrating the love people have for food. Along with some music, entertainment and comedy, this festival is usually set up like a carnival and is totally worth your time. So if you are in Bengaluru, don’t miss out on two days of absolute fun.
Dates: 17 – 18 March, 2018
3. The Grub Fest
If you are a Delhiite there’s a ninety percent chance you have already heard about The Grub Fest. It’s one heck of an event with best restaurants from our country putting together their signature delicacies for you to savour. Coupled with some amazing music, entertainment and lots of fun, this food festival has to be at the top of your list.
Dates: 2 – 4 February, 2018
Where: Ambience Island, Gurugram, Haryana
4. UpperCrust Food & Wine Show
Make your way to this festival for all the amazing food and wine. A feast for all your taste buds, this is one festival foodies shouldn’t miss. With over 10,000 food and drink products to shop from, UpperCrust Food & Wine Show also has cookery demos and regional food for you to savour.
Dates: 2 – 4 March, 2018
Where: The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru
5. Sula Fest
Sula Fest is your one-stop solution for some great music, food and of course, wine. This year’s festival will include an English electronic-folk band, Crystal Fighters, who will be performing for the first time in India. With the best food and beverage brands, Sula Fest is a two-day extravaganza. So, what are you waiting for? Go book your tickets because who doesn’t love wine, after all?
Dates: 3 – 4 February 2018
Where: Sula Vineyards, Nashik District, Maharashtra
6. Navi Mumbai Food Truck Festival
It’s the first time Navi Mumbai is hosting a Food Truck Festival and we are super excited. The entry is absolutely free and the fest brings to you 20+ food trucks that will serve over 100 dishes to all food lovers.
Dates: 10 – 11 March, 2018
Where: Mini Seashore Ground, Mumbai
7. Sattvik Food Festival
Like the name suggests, this festival celebrates the nutritious food that grows in our country. A unique food festival that happens every year, this fest also encourages the farmers to grow crops and showcase them during this festival.
Dates: December, 2018 (Tentative)
8. Goa Food And Cultural Fest
The Goan government organizes this fest every year to display the unique culinary aspect of Goa through various programs and performances. If you want to witness the Goan culture and tradition, this is one place where you need to be. So move over those clubs and beaches and go to Goa for THIS fest this year.
Dates: May, 2018 (Tentative)
Where: Panaji, Goa
9. Asian Hawkers Market
With Chinese, Japanese, Thai and South-Eastern cuisines, the Asian Hawkers Market brings together a delicious experience for you that you just can’t miss. It’s usually a three days affair with various stalls that are not just food-related. So if you love all Asian cuisines, you need to attend this food festival.
Dates: October 2018 (Tentative)
Where: Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi