The Blue Collar Reading food festival returns this weekend

The city center will come alive this weekend with the sights and smells of delicious street food from around the world.

Reading’s Blue Collar will host a ‘giant street party’ filled with independent food companies serving over 20 cuisines.

The city center will see a bar and musical entertainment from the perennial Eat Reading RASPO with Los Dos Gringos and the Woodley Ukulele Band.

The Eat Reading Festival takes place this Saturday August 14 and Sunday August 15 from 11 a.m. until early evening.

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Glen Dining of Blue Collar, said: “After the past 18 months, I feel like there has never been a better time to eat, drink and support local businesses.

“We are really excited to be a part of Eat Reading and working with Reading UK this weekend. ”

There’s plenty of food on offer to meet your lunch cravings, including bao rolls and noodle dishes from YouBao, jerk chicken, pork and mutton curry from The Bissy Tree or scoops from The Bissy Tree. Arancini, polenta chips and Polentista pasta dishes.

More options for food come from Peru Sabor, offering a taste of Latin America with its award-winning chicken wraps, beef and lamb kebabs.

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If fries are more your thing, head to Dirty Snax to try their loaded fries or Chipsmyth for hand-cut fries with delicious toppings.

There’s even a Prosecco stand, churros business, and tastier food.

Bobby Lonergan, Director of the Reading Central Business Improvement District (BID), said: “Eat Reading is always a highlight in Reading’s culinary calendar, bringing talented street food businesses to Broad Street to showcase their culinary skills. .

“Eat Reading has been a huge hit for over a decade, drawing thousands of people to Reading city center to enjoy the world on a plate. Reading Central BID is excited to be working with Blue Collar this year to bring the authentic flavors of the world to the heart of Reading for this two-day event of great food, great vibes and – fingers crossed – great weather.

Elizabeth J. Harless