World Food Festival set to return to Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Garden City World Food Festival

Welwyn Garden City World Food Festival

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Foodies will be in gastronomic heaven when the annual Welwyn Garden City World Food Festival returns to the town centre.

The World Food Festival will return to Welwyn Garden City on Saturday, May 12The World Food Festival will return to Welwyn Garden City on Saturday, May 12

The date for your diary is Saturday, May 12.

The food and music extravaganza is a celebration of cuisine from around the world.

Running from 11am to 5pm, it will feature 30 stalls producing culinary delights for visitors to taste, from Indian to Chinese and Italian to Caribbean.

As well as a myriad of mouth-watering dishes, residents will be able to watch live cooking demonstrations, buy products to take home from the world food market in Wigmores South, and take part in children’s activities.

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To keep visitors entertained throughout the day, there will be a world stage with live performances from Oaklands College students, belly dancing and singing through to Asian drumming.

Talented Anglo-Cuban Latin party band Swanvesta Social Club will also be performing.

The free event is being organised by Welwyn Garden City Business Improvement District (BID) and Oaklands College.

Zoe Hancock, Oaklands College principal and chief executive, said: “The World Food Festival is widely thought of as one of the most high-profile community events in the year for Welwyn Garden City town centre.”

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Restaurant owners who would like to take part can email

To whet your appetite for WGC’s fantastic food festival, Midweek Munch – the rebranded Street Food Monthly – will be transforming Howardsgate at lunchtimes every first and third Wednesday of the month from 11am to 3pm, starting in April until October.

Join office workers and students enjoying freshly cooked street food to eat at their desks or in the sunshine.

An Easter special Midweek Munch will kick-off the season on Wednesday, March 28, where you can enjoy freshly cooked street food, puddings and something to wash it down with whilst listening to some top tunes.

Traders expected at Midweek Munch include Codicote’s Café 77 with their “really good burgers”, and Rusticas with their wood-fired pizzas.

Other delights will come from South African street food trader Now Now, Wheelys with their sweet and savoury crepes, and traditional Thai cuisine from Thai Essen, while you can buy cupcakes, sponges and brownies from Linda Bakes Cakes.

Howardsgate pub The Two Willows will be supplying an assortment of soft drinks, craft cans and cider to quench your thirst.

• For more information on events in the town centre, visit

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