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.

Today's Event

Our After Dinner Chat: Growing Around the World in Cities is at 7pm and will be hosted by Manchán Magan, his guests will be Kristi Peters from the City of Calgary, Michael Ableman of Sole Food Street Farm and Prof. Martin Caraher from City, Unversity London.

Tomorrow's Event

Our next After Dinner Chat: Making the Most of It, Stopping Food Waste is at 7pm tomorrow and will be hosted by Dr. Joanne Rourke, her guests will be Darina Allen of Ballymaloe, Iseult Ward of FoodCloud and Odile Le Bolloch from the EPA Ireland.

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

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.


Cook A Longs

Cook Alongs

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.