There’s a GLUTEN-FREE street food festival this weekend

Expect live music, cooking demos, free workshops and – obviously – tons of gluten-free grub. So turn up hungry…

If you’re looking for things to do in East London this Saturday (29 April), you could certainly do a lot worse than a trip to Limehouse Basin, particularly if you don’t eat gluten, as a Gluten-Free Food Festival will be happening from 11am until 5pm.

Sticky Bundits gluten-free rice fusion burgers
Twice as rice: Sticky Bundits is one vendor. It sells gluten-free rice fusion burgers (yum!)

The event’s free to attend but, unfortunately, they’re going to make you pay for the food. However, it’s unlikely to be over-priced as competing vendors selling allsorts – from celiac-friendly cupcakes to rice fusion burgers – will all be after your cash.

There’s a full list of traders on the event’s Facebook page.

It’s not all about gluten-free street food, though (wheat addicts, breathe a sigh of relief). There’ll also be a handful of traders selling ‘normal’ grub, plus a small farmers’ market, live music, free fitness sessions and a free graffiti workshop.

Gluten-Free Street Food Festival, Limehouse

When I lived in Bethnal Green, Limehouse Basin (or Marina) was somewhere I’d often pass on a stroll along Regent’s Canal. It’s a bit of a hidden gem and looks lovely on sunny days. Not a bad place to spend a Saturday if the weather holds up.

Will you be going? Send me photos on Facebook or Twitter.


Get a FREE 15-minute massage on your lunch break

If you work anywhere near Liverpool Street station, tomorrow you can have a totally free head, shoulder and back massage in your lunch hour…

Appointments are first-come, first-served, so head down to the Japanese Bamboo Garden at Broadgate Plaza at 11am to get involved. If there are lots of people ahead of you, you’ll be asked to pop back later on – it’s on until 2.30pm (Thu 20 April).

“Yeahhh, that’s the spot.”

You’ll be treated to a blend of Japanese, Thai and Indian head massage, and the good news is you can remain full clothed throughout your 15-minute slot.

It’s part of Broadgate Plaza’s Urban Eden season, so if you can’t make it tomorrow – or even if you do – there’s a second chance to get a free massage at the same times on Thu 11 May. For more events, see full listings.

Well, it beats grabbing a sarnie and lumbering back to your desk.