This Saturday. May 23rd. There’s only one place you need to be – the Eat Cambridge Main Event.

Enter foodie heaven as you peruse divine deli stands, scrumptious sweet stalls, and delicious drink offerings. From paella to hand-cooked crisps, from chocolate cheesecake to gourmet spice rubs, the best of Cambridge’s independent food and drink scene will be showcased. Check out the full listing of stallholders in the brochure.

Eat Cambridge 2015 programme

As you taste and try your way around the Corn Exchange, make sure to look for the one-off pop-ups and secret dining areas. Need refuelling? The Norfolk Street Deli will provide you with European and South African deli items and speciality bread sandwiches. Meanwhile, the Butchers’ Secrets area – if you can find its secret location – will be a truly ‘behind the scenes’ experience, as the Gog Magog Butchers give an intimate demonstration of their trade. A hidden cocktail den, courtesy of our sponsors at The Snug, will provide the perfect respite to a busy day of shopping. Every foodie knows not to miss a good pop-up.

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Also on the menu are some fascinating talks – this is Cambridge, after all, so we wanted to be a little educational. For the dinner party hosts among you, the Director of Cambridgeshire Wine School will be divulging the seven magic principles of choosing wines to match your meal. Those with an artistic eye might wish to join in on the Food Styling with Stella session. There will be talks on chocolate-making and cheese-making (with samples!), and we’re going all meta on you, with a discussion on the impact of urban food and drink festivals. If only all lectures involved samples of cheese and chocolate, hey?


The Main Event is the centrepiece of the table, the cherry on top of the cake, the absolute highlight of the Eat Cambridge festival – certainly not something to miss.

Saturday 23 May – 10.30am-4pm – Cambridge Corn Exchange

Entry £2 adults, FREE for children under 16

*Written by Emily Hinks for Eat Cambridge.

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