Camp Bestival | The Feast Collective | What I Ate

August 12, 2015


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Last week the lovely team at Camp Bestival invited me and my best friend from University, Dave, to the festival to enjoy the lovely foodie offerings they had at The Feast Collective.
The Feast Collective tent is a food lover's haven, packed with the very best street food from around the country.

anna mae's mac n cheese

Keen to grab a bite when we arrived, we headed straight to Anna Mae's Mac N Cheese - having tried her pimped up pasta at Wilderness last year we knew we were in for a treat. 

Served hot and bubbling from giant cast iron skillets, I remember my order from last year (drizzled with basil oil and topped with bacon) . Truly delicious and totally filling after a long day travelling.

festival smoothie

 Festival breakfast Festival breakfast

festival smoothie Festival breakfast

The next morning we were in need of a pick-me-up. We headed to S’Juice Me is a pop up stall, specialising in creating beautiful, delicious and nutritionally balanced Juices, Smoothies and Kombucha that are made freshly right in front of you, so you can see all the goodness and love squeezed into your drink.

For breakfast, I headed to Korrito, which offers mouth-watering, authentic Korean BBQ in Burritos, rice bowls and salad boxes. For breakfast they were serving kimchi rice, pulled pork, a fried egg and freshly squeezed watermelon juice for £5 - what a bargain! The dish was too much for me to finish, but I'd always prefer to have too much than two little.

how to fillet a fish masterclass

We then popped to the tent next door to listen to a 'how to fillet a fish' masterclass in the Hotpoint Kitchen. You can read more about that in a separate blog here.

The Guardian Literary tent Dorset Shellfish

Just down from The Feast Collective was the local farmer's market providing delectable and locally sourced food.

We grabbed some beautiful seafood from Dorset Shellfish. Offering handpicked crab, crab sandwiches, lobster salads, prawn cocktails, cockles and whelks made with fresh shellfish and fish caught off the Dorset coast from their boat based in Weymouth, we felt extremely lucky to be eating food so fresh at a festival.

We then retired to The Guardian Literary tent to listen to a few talks and take a break from all the eating.

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 Dorshi dumplings

After watching some amazing live music from Wretch 32, Professor Green and Clean Bandit, we headed back to the tent to get a mid-night snack. I opted for the selection of 5 different steamed dumplings from Dorshi, which were beautifully garnished with delicious sauces.

The great thing about the street food vendors is that many are open ‘til late and/or open early so will be ready to serve the night owls returning from the silent disco or early risers with kids tugging at their legs for breakfast.

 Le Rac Shack

After all that indulging, I went the whole hog on our last morning with breakfast from Le Rac Shack. Specialising in Alpine street food with melted Raclette cheese goodies.

I opted for the Canadian inspired Poutine, containing chips, onion gravy, melted cheese, sausage and a side of 'slaw. OH MY GOD that dish was good! Talk about a cheese avalanche!