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Gluten Free Festival takes over Jamestown Rd this weekend

Street food, booze, talks and demonstrations at this free two-day roadblock in the heart of Camden Town

Tasty dishes that just happen to be gluten free. Photos: PR

Whether you’re simply not a fan of gluten, are a fully-fledged celiac, or if you don’t even care what the hell the stuff is, this weekend’s Gluten Free Festival looks well worth popping down for.

Traders cooking up all manner of internationally influenced street food dishes will be causing a genuine roadblock, taking over the length of Jamestown Road on both Saturday and Sunday.

Camden Market regulars including Colombian specialists Maize Blaze and treat-peddlers Cupcakes N Shhht will be joined by the debut appearance of other gluten-free champions like Fussy Chilesaurus (Japanese), Maria Sabina (Mexican) and Desi Bites (Indian).

Chowing down at last year’s Gluten Free Festival

The food promises to be delicious, while everything just happens not to contain gluten, rather than desperately trying to be worthy or uber-healthy.


Therefore it follows that there’ll be plenty of gluten-free booze available to slosh back too, from craft beers to ciders and prosecco.

Kids can be kept entertained by free face-painting while adults enjoy demonstrations or live music from local band FolkiT, Dolly Bailey, Bubble and Squeak or Conor Scott, all from the comfort of a deck chair.

Sounds like you won’t notice the total lack of any of that pesky gluten stuff at all.

The Gluten Free Festival runs 11am – 6pm, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd July. Jamestown Road, NW1, Free. More info from the website here

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