This summer, The Food Life, a group of Angus food and drink businesses, will be tempting tastebuds at a series of mouthwatering events throughout the county.
The Food Life aims to put Angus on the map for its excellent food and drink while also ensuring local produce is accessible to residents and visitors alike.
The group is currently planning a series of pop-up events across Angus, beginning with a street food market at East Haven beach on Sunday, July 31, from 11am – 6pm.
Fabulous authentic local food
Leader of the group, Jillian McEwan of Fresh Food Express, explained that entrance to The Food LIfe’s street food market at Easthaven will be free and will feature fabulous authentic local food and entertainment.
“There’s an amazing array of fantastic food and drink in Angus, from produce fresh from the land and sea, to artisan drinks such as raspberry gin,” said Jillian. “We want to show people what’s available in the area and let them try it out for themselves.
“Street food is very popular at the moment so we felt this would be a fun and effective way of promoting our products and telling the story of Angus as a foodie destination.”
‘Food, music and atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings of East Haven beach’
Wendy Murray, lead trustee of the East Haven Together Community Group said: “We are delighted that The Food Life group has decided to hold its first street food and drink event in East Haven. We’ve held ‘foodie’ events here in the past and they have been very successful so this is a very welcome addition to our events calendar.
“We look forward to welcoming many people to the village as they come and enjoy the food, music and atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings of East Haven beach.”
Pop-up events with top local chefs
As well as holding a series of street food events across Angus and Dundee, The Food Life plan to hold pop-up events with top local chefs in restaurants and venues across Angus and will also be appearing at other local events, such as the Taste Angus Festival at Glamis on 20-21 August.
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The Food Life
Members currently include:
- Fresh Food Express – online service delivering artisan local produce UK-wide
- Artisana – vintage Citreon H patisserie van selling coffee and artisan cakes
- Muckle Backit Oven – mobile pizza oven
- Hamish’s Hogs – mobile hog-roast with gourmet local burgers
- Sacred Grounds Coffee Co. – Angus-roasted coffee beans
- The Gin Bothy – Seasonal gins
- Fleming the Butcher – owned by the Batchelor family who also have their own pig high welfare farm
- Cav & Co. – classic Airstream trailer with local food to go, including Aberdeen Angus beef and veggie hot wraps
- Gather – greengrocer/deli which has recently branched out into luxury ice-cream
- Arbroath Quality Fish – producers of dressed crabs, Arbroath Smokies & seafood cocktails
- Ella Drinks – hand-pressed fruit juices made from Angus soft fruits
- Kirrie Ales – small batch beer and ales