EatTheStreets Festival

Eat the Streets Festival!

11-20 June 2021

Ever wonder what the Vikings ate? Curious what was served for dinner in Medieval Dublin? Pondering the future of food?

Join us from June 11th to 20th for 10-days of all things food and explore the answers to these questions and more. Our chefs will wow you with their twists on family favourites that you have shared us with weekend cook-alongs. Eat the Streets Festival! will host a series of After Dinner Chats to share ideas and talk about the future of food.

Watch and listen again!

Sunshine, UEFA, Pride and re-opened restaurants! We know there was a lot on this week and we thank-you for joining us! Our Cook Alongs and After Dinner Chats are available for you to watch and listen back. See below!

All Day Everyday Activities

We have gathered together all kinds of grow, cook, create and discover activities and resources for all the family!

Eat the Streets Activities


All Day Every Day Activities

We have gathered together all kinds of grow, cook, create and discover activities & resources for all the family.


Festival Events

Cook A Longs

Cook Alongs

Cook Along with the Lord Mayor and Ellie Kisyombe

Join us for an evening of cooking and the chats with the Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and Ellie Kisyombe of Our Table, a social enterprise that aims to build an awareness of food in multicultural Ireland.

Our Table runs pop-up restaurants and gives people living in Direct Provision, and those from the wider migrant community, an opportunity to develop their culinary skills in a professional setting, to equip them to start their own food businesses or gain employment in the sector.


Get ready to travel! The Lord Mayor will be showing us how to make Mama Choi's Dumplings! and Ellie will be making her delicious Banjira. Please note Ellie will have prepared some some of the Banjira before the cook along!


Cook Along with Chef Conor Spacey

This cook along with Chef Conor Spacey will feature one of three recipes selected from our recipe competition! Make sure you share your recipes with us!

Conor Spacey is the Culinary Director of Food Space Ireland. He is also Ireland’s Ambassador for the World Food Programme’s Chef's Manifesto which gives chefs the tools to focus on eight thematic areas, including ingredients grown with respect for the earth and its oceans, protection of biodiversity and animal welfare, reducing waste, a celebration of local, seasonal food and making nutritious food accessible and affordable to all.


Conor is going to be preparing a Thai Vegetable Curry! Be ready to learn how to make curry paste from scratch!


Cook Along with Chef Eoin Meldon

This cook along with Chef Eoin Meldon will feature one of three recipes selected from our recipe competition! Make sure you share your recipes with us!

Eoin Meldon is the Head Chef at Little Bird Cafe in Portobello. Little Bird Cafe is serious about food and coffee, because food should make you feel good! The menu is vegetarian/vegan and uses seasonal and organic ingredients where possible.


Eoin is going to be preparing Fajitas! If you have had the LB Burrito at Little Bird Café you know this is going to be deadly!


Cook Along with Chef Katie Quinn and Muhanad Jazmati

This cook along with Chef Katie Quinn and Muhanad Jazmati will feature a recipe created by Katie and Muhanad!

Katie Quinn, is a chef at Lilliput Stores in the heart of Stoneybatter. Since 2007 Lilliput Stores has been a green grocer, deli and coffee shop providing its customers with high quality artisan products along side a delicious cup of coffee.

Muhanad Jazmati immigrated to Ireland in 2015 from Damascus where he owned Cham Mahal Art Café, where cozy couches, bookshelves, local artworks and a decent bar have made the Café into a de facto living room for the city’s creative set.


Cook Along with Chef Dan Keane

Thank-you for joining us for the Eat the Streets Festival! This cook along with Chef Dan Keane will feature one of three recipes selected from our recipe competition! Make sure you share your recipes with us!

Dan Keane is the Head Chef of Stack A Restaurant at Urban Brewing. Stack A Restaurant opened in 2016 in the 200 year old vaults of the CHQ which were formerly known as Stack A. Not only are you dining in Dublin’s Dockland history you are traveling around the world with food crafted using locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality.


After Dinner Chats

After Dinner Chats

After Dinner Chat: Growing Around the World in Cities

Join us for around the table to chat about Growing Around the World in Cities with our host Manchán Magan, writer and documentary maker, and our guests:

  • Kristi Peters, City of Calgary: Kristi manages the food policy portfolio for the City of Calgary’s Office of Sustainability.  She led the development of Calgary's Food Action Plan: Calgary Eats. She has an interest in the impacts of climate change on the food system.  
  • Michael Ableman, Sole Food Street Farm: Michael co-founded Sole Food Street Farm in Vancouver, an urban agriculture project that works with low-income residents of the Downtown Eastside and provides food to local restaurants. He is an active full time production farmer for over 43 years. He lectures on issues such as Carbon and Water: The Critical Role Farmers Can Play in Sequestering and Both Addiction and Mental Health: Farming & Gardening’s Positive Role. He is the author of five books including Street Farm and Fields of Plenty.
  • Prof. Martin Caraher, City, University of London: Martin is Emeritus Professor of Food and Health Policy at the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London. He was a member of the original London Food Board which developed the food strategy for London.


After Dinner Chat: Making the Most of It, Stopping Food Waste

Join us for around the table to chat with our host Dr. Joanne Rourke, Regional Resource Efficiency Officer with EMWR, and our guests:

  • Darina Allen, Ballymaloe: Darina is the founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School and is the leader of the East Cork Slow Food Chapter.
  • Iseult Ward, FoodCloud: Iseult is co-founder and CEO of the award winning social enterprise FoodCloud that strives for a world where no good food goes to waste.
  • Odile Le Bolloch, EPA: Odile is an Environmental Scientist with the EPA and leads the Stop Food Waste Programme.


After Dinner Chat: Dublin’s Vegetable Roads: Is There a Future for Urban Food Systems?

Join us for around the table to chat about Dublin’s Vegetable Roads: Is There a Future for Urban Food Systems with our host Prof. Anna Davies, who directs the Environmental Governance Group in Trinity College Dublin, and our guests:

  • Carolyn Steel, Architect and Author: A trained architect, in 1998 Carolyn became the Studio Director of the new Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. During this time she found the elusive idea she had been searching for – What if you described a city through food? A question she has been exploring for the last two decades. She is the author of the award-winning Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives and Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World.
  • Prof. Jesus Frias, ESHI, TUD: Jesus is the Academic Leader of the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute at the Technological University Dublin.  His research interests include mathematical modeling of biological process related to food and pharmaceuticals, food engineering and science.
  • Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, TUD: Máirtín is an academic and a professional chef and is the chair of the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium. He is building a research cluster around Ireland’s culinary past and heritage.


After Dinner Chat: Spring ... As If Trying Not To Own The Earth

Join us for an After Dinner Chat with Rita Marcalo and her collaborators (grower collaborator Carmel Ennis and food prep collaborators Riot Rye) engage in an artist talk, discussing the process of having collaborated on the Spring iteration of the project.

... As If Trying Not To Own The Earth is a new dance and food activism project from Instant Dissidence.

Featuring new choreographies by community food growers and producers, the project examines our connection with nature, our role within our food system and highlights a need to reconnect with our bodies and with the Earth in a way that is sustainable.