MLB FoodFest in London this weekend

From Lobster Roll to Pork Belly Buns the best of ballpark favourites will be available

American baseball has moved into its postseason as the teams still involved build-up to the World Series which is slated to start on the 22nd of this month. 

To mark this, London’s first MLB FoodFest will be staged this weekend October 5-6 at Hawker House in Rotherhithe.

The food festival showcases the best of the iconic concession foods on offer at each ballpark in the US. 

The lobster roll. Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Classics and fan favourites will be available ranging from the Boston Red Sox Hot Lobster Roll, and the Houston Astros Frito Pie Corndog to the Los Angeles Dodgers Smoked Pork Belly Bao Buns and the tasty and vegan, Seattle Mariners Beyond Meat Bratwurst. 

To wash it down, a beer pairing will be suggested for each unique dish.

In addition to the ballpark bites, you can take a swing in a Major League Baseball batting cage and enjoy interactive MLB themed exhibits.

Admission tickets can be bought through the Eventbrite link here and cost £9.21. Note that many items of food and drink will be at extra cost. Children of 13 and under can enter without charge.

The London event follows the success of similar events in Los Angeles and New York. Times for the events are noon to 5pm on both days and 6pm to 11pm on the Saturday only.

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past publications worked for include the South-East London Mercury*, Kent Messenger, Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor for an East Midlands-based publishing group.

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