Something scrumptious: HullBID’s Yum! Festival of Food and Drink
HullBID’s Yum! Festival of Food and Drink is back for another year and this time it’s even tastier.
HullBID has just announced a new list of dates for its much-loved foodie event.
The monthly city centre Hull Street Food Nights, which took place on Thursday evenings in Zebedee’s Yard throughout 2017, proved extremely popular, attracting on average 10,000 hungry bellies at each gathering.
Local traders and street food vendors descend on the old schoolyard to offer tasty nibbles, hearty snacks and refreshing beverages.
“Hull Street Food Nights was HullBID’s contribution to the Hull UK City of Culture celebration,” explains Catherine Goble, Marketing and Events Co-ordinator at HullBID. “The original idea was to entice people into the city centre after work and it was a huge success. We’ve seen families, colleagues and friends queue up for delicious grub.”
The event was so well-received that HullBID was forced to move the street session from Trinity Square to the larger-capacity Zebedee’s Yard.
“We’re hoping to expand again in 2018 and incorporate Trinity Indoor Market into our nights. A lot of street food-style outlets are popping up in there,” she continues. “Hull Minster has agreed to have chairs and tables on their land in Trinity Square for people to sit and enjoy the food and atmosphere.”
Starting on Thursday 5 April, Hull Street Food Nights will continue every month throughout the year until September when the weather gets cooler. Dates to put in your diary include Thursday 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 12 July, 2 August and 6 September. The festivities begin at 4pm and finish at 9pm, giving people a chance to continue their night at a local bar or restaurant in the city centre.
On top of all this, there’s live music to look forward to. Distinctive covers band, The Charm Offensive, and energetic rock band, Delta Vega, will create a buzzing festival atmosphere for visitors throughout the year.
The news of another summer of Hull Street Food Nights comes at the same time that TravelSupermarket names Hull’s Old Town as the eighth hippest neighbourhood in the UK for 2018. With other cities such as Manchester, London, Glasgow and Banky’s supposed hometown of Bristol in the top ten, we’d say that the title is an honour.
The fun list is aimed at those who want to visit somewhere new in the UK and compares the ratio of creative spaces, co-working areas, art galleries and studios, independent coffee shops, vintage stores, vegan cafes and vinyl shops to the number of residents.
Of course, the newly refurbished Humber Street and Fruit Market area fit the bill perfectly, along with the historic area of Hull’s Museum Quarter and High Street.
With a whole seven months of scrummy food on offer thanks to HullBID, new visitors to the city and one of the coolest areas in the country will leave feeling more than satisfied.