Huge food and drink festival coming to Derry next month along with live music

Huge food and drink festival coming to Derry next month along with live music

A large-scale food and drink festival will take over Derry city center in just a matter of weeks, complete with local chefs, live music and more.

Food lovers will have the chance to savor some sensational local street food with the return of the LegenDerry Street Food Festival, taking place July 15-17. The event will serve up some of the very best local food as the perfect entrée to the Foyle Maritime Festival which kicks off on July 20-24.

Visitors can follow the delicious aromas to the quayside, where vendors will tantalise food lovers with a three-day feast for the senses, showcasing the very best produce Derry has to offer. Launching the festival, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councilor Sandra Duffy, said it was a great opportunity to celebrate the growing street food culture in the city.

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She said: “The LegenDerry Food brand has really grown and developed into a strong identity for our local restaurants and producers and an umbrella for so many exciting new and established businesses. Street Food is a relatively new trend so it’s fantastic that we can boast such an array of delicious food offerings and it’s a culture that will undoubtedly go from strength to strength.

“It’s important that we provide platforms for those working in the food industry to showcase their ideas, and the Street Food Festival is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the alternative and exciting new cuisine being created by our street food aficionados.”

The food festival is the first of its kind in Derry since 2019 and this year promises to be even bigger and better than ever, with quality food complemented by some fantastic products from local drinks producers and live DJ sets to create the perfect quayside summer vibe. Vendors include Doherty’s; Fairley’s Flavors; Foyle Bubble Waffle; La Tia Juana; Lo & Slo; nuns; Offing Coffee, and Silver Bean.

Tourism Manager with the council, Jennifer O’Donnell, said: “We are so looking forward to bringing the LegenDerry Street Food Festival back this summer to a new location, and what a perfect start to our Maritime program with a quayside celebration of fabulous food and local hospitality. I’m delighted to see our local food network going from strength to strength and so many of our businesses working together to create LegenDerry experiences that enhance our profile as a vibrant and exciting visitor destination.”



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