Food stalls on their way to Lincoln Castle for next Chow Down festival revealed

Organisers of food festival Chow Down have hailed their Easter Weekender at Lincoln Castle a success with 15,000 food and drink fans heading to the event between April 19-22. If you missed it or really enjoyed the event[1], the good news is that Chow Down will return to the castle for a Summer Weekender on June 28-30. Chow Down is a weekend of family-friendly fun, craft beer, cocktails, live music and, of course, lots of food from around the world.

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And now the stalls on their way to the castle[2] have been announced.

From Gambian delicacies, vegan-only vendors and hot dog specialists to Sicilian street food, here’s the line-up:

  • Chicken Little: fried chicken and inspired dishes from around the world, served out of an unmissable bright orange tuk tuk.
  • Greek Street Food: all the classics, offering gyros, sharing platters and more.
  • Belgian Waffle Tuk Tuk: Luxury waffles with decadent toppings served from a converted tuk tuk.
  • Wagu Lookin’ At? serving up epic Yorkshire Wagyu Burgers and dirty sides from their 1980s food truck.
  • The Hungry Actor: a new street food[3] venture from actor Robert Luckay, serving up irresistible savoury Blinis.
  • Taste of Gambia: authentic Gambian food, from Benachin (a classic one-pot rice dish) to an inspired chicken chow mein.
  • Dapur Malaysia: beautiful Malaysian dishes inspired by flavours from mum’s kitchen.
  • The Middle Feast: Middle Eastern inspired kebabs and mezze, from spit roasted lamb shawarma to chicken shish kebabs and everything in between.
  • Knaves Kitchen: down and dirty vegan food[4]. Knaves Kitchen serves up guilty eats… with a conscience.

Food stalls on their way to Lincoln Castle for next Chow Down festival revealedPlant-based coconut ice-cream from Froconut hopefully in the sunshine

  • Froconut: plant-based coconut ice-cream, with a choice of flavours and a tempting collection of indulgent toppings.
  • Barneys Churros: Lincoln[5] local, family run, churro extraordinaires with organic produce and fairtrade chocolate.
  • POCO: authentic Sicilian street food, featuring pizza slices, classic arancini and Sicilian roast chicken.
  • Fat Annies: hand-crafted sausages, artisan breads and homemade pickles and relishes providing a unique, unbeatable hot dog experience.
  • Lekker Eat Dutch: authentic Dutch street food, think mini pancakes, belgium waffles, shakes and classic Dutch snacks.

Food stalls on their way to Lincoln Castle for next Chow Down festival revealedThe Middle Feast is heading to the event

A selection of craft beer, spirits and soft drinks will also be on offer, and even a prosecco van serving up all varieties of cocktails. Aside from the grub, Chow Down also has a music[6] line-up for the weekend.

Lincoln Soul Club will be returning for a friday night takeover, bringing their ‘nice people dancing to good soul music’ mantra to the castle once again, with Manchester natives and Chow Down residents Soul Boutique soundtracking the Saturday; fresh from their appearance at Parklife Festival. Barefoot Vinyl will be at the event[7] for a full day session on Sunday, bringing a collective of Lincolnshire DJs along to showcase their sets.

Food stalls on their way to Lincoln Castle for next Chow Down festival revealedKeeping the bubbles flowing…

Entry: GBP3. U14s free.

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