Fantastic Artisan Food and Drink and Delicious Street Food

At the Essex Festival of Food and Drink you will find a host of exhibitors, all hand-picked for the exceptional quality of their produce.

From cheeses to meat to veg, preserves, chutneys, pies, pastries, breads, olives, kitchen wares, cakes, sweets, beer, wine cider - in fact there's just too much variety to list them all here.

The Only Way is Local marquee, sponsored by the Chelmsford Star Co-op will be packed full of Essex producers and will showcase the best of Essex produce. Click here

A Taste of Anglia marquee will feature the largest selection of products and produce across the region to date. Click here

In short you will be spoilt for choice!

We are aware with so many exhibitors it is sometimes hard to track down your favourites so we have listed them in alphabetical order. And please keep checking back as we will be adding more exhibitors right up until the festival weekend.

If you are an exhibitor and wish to register for 2018 click the link below.

Please note all  stands for 2017 are sold out.

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2017 Exhibitors


Luxury customisable handmade British Artisan aprons made from Scottish waxed cotton and Italian leather. Exceptional quality combined with style and practicality


55 Above

Small independent distiller producing exceptional quality, handcrafted vodkas and gins in small batches using traditional copper pot distilling methods


Adnams of Southwold - Main Sponsor

Explore the famous Adnams beers and wonderful wines. They have evolved from their roots as a brewer but what's at their heart is the same; respect for the environment, their people and the community. It's their values that make them what they are - delightfully different


All Fired Up Pizza

Pizza's made on wooden oven, homemade dough using "00" Italian flour and homemade tomato sauce and fresh ingredients


Anglian Community Enterprise

Free NHS Health Checks for eligible people aged 40-74


Bay Café Seafood

Great fresh quality seafood including prawns, mussels and jellied eels


Spanish cured meats including chorizo, wild boar, tenderloin and Iberico ham


Bianca Mora

Organic Parmigiano Reggiano, goats, cows and cheeps milk cheeses, gluten free salami and organic vegan prosecco wine


Big Cars

Big cars will have a fantastic range of used cars on display at the festival. They cater for all tastes and budgets and all of their cars undergo a rigorous health check and 12 month MOT prior to sale


Bishop Nick

Started by Nelion Ridley of the renowned Essex brewing family, bishop Nick, based in Braintree is proud to provide quality cask and bottled ales


Blackbird Cottage

Luxurious hand-crafted 100% meat, game and fowl terrines, pates and potted meats


Blacks Cheese

A fantastic range of award winning cheese sealed in wax truckles


Bonnie Yau's Food Products

Oriental cooking sauces and noodles


Braintree District Council

From Constable country to the Crouch Valley, Braintree and Maldon districts boast a collection of award winning breweries, vineyards and distilleries. Take a trip along the Grape and Grain Trail to sample some of the areas finest locally produced products


Brentwood Brewing Company

Quality hand crafted ales in cask, bottle and keg


Broad Oak Farm

Family owned business making premium sausages for 90 years using freedom food and red tractor pork. Also beef burgers and award winning hot dogs and cooked sliced hams


Café 2 U

Gourmet espresso coffee and hot chocolate


Calcott Hall Farm

An award winning farm shop located on the outskirts of Brentwood with an abundance of home grown & local produce. Strawberries, cherries and seasonal vegetables


Casa De L'oli

A range of extra virgin olive oils, traditional aged Spanish balsamics, olive mayonnaise, olive pastes and hand made ceramics


Cheese and Pie Man

Award winning and hand made luxury pork pies and pasties and a selection of local cheeses


The Chimney Cake

Traditional Transylvanian called "Kurtos Kalacs", made by hand



Luxury hand made Artisan truffles based on cocktails and drinks such as the Singapore sling, Mojito and award winning Pina Colada flavours



Organic drinks with natural goodness of exotic fruits and plants


Citron Presse

Freshly squeezed French style lemonade sweetened to taste

Colne Stoves

Big Green Egg Barbecue - its not just a barbecue it's a Big Green Eggg; the only outdoor cooker you will ever need with seven different cooking modes. Used in Michelin starred kitchens it redefines how you barbecue


Coffee Officina

Essex based roaster  providing small batched ethically sourced hand roasted coffee


Cranes Drinks

A delicious range of alcoholic drinks made uniquely from Cranberries. A refreshingly crisp cranberry cider and divine cranberry and blood orange liqueur


Crepe Crusaders

Sweet crepes, BBQ Chicken and coleslaw wraps and bowls of Mac and cheese


Champagne and cocktail bar with small plates of food


Crush Foods

Cold pressed rapeseed oils, hand baked granola, dressings and egg free mayonnaise


Cupcake Daisy

Gourmet cakes, sweet treats and Artisan chocolate



Authentic curry pastes and spice rubs


D J Wines

Fruit wines, mead liqueurs, handcrafted and made in a small winery based in the heart of Suffolk


Devils Pantry

Grilled lamb, chorizo, pork and wild garlic leaves, herby chicken and grilled halloumi,served Mediterranean style


Double S Cakes

Home of miniature cakes of traditional, unique and boozy flavours


Drummonds Cheese

Artisan British cheeses - over 20 different flavours including cider and apple, garlic and parsley and spring onion

Drummonds Cheese Salad Bar

A huge selection of fresh salads including lentil salad with peppers and feta, cous cous with goats cheese, tuna and soya bean salad, roasted vegetables, coronation chicken and lots more


Drury and Alldis

A range of 17 oils and vinegars from around the world


The Duck Truck

Hand shredded aromatic crispy duck served in a warm tortilla with spring onion, cucumber & hoisin sauce. Plus amazing chips cooked in duck fat


Dulcibella Marshmallows

Multi award winning gourmet marshmallows and gorgeous lollipops. A modern interpretation of the traditional marshmallow. Hand piped, each marshmallow hides a fabulously fruity or wickedly indulgent caramel centre


East Coast Chilli Company

Award winning, hand made chilli sauces, extra mild to extra hot


El Dorado

Mexican street food, burritos, tacos and nachos

Delicious Indian Kati rolls, spiced chicken or paneer wrapped in an egg coated fried paratha

Essex Garden Foods

Thick and creamy sauce consisting of a unique blend of fresh, dried vegetables and mayonnaise in three variations: classic, chilli and garlic


Fairfield Farm Crisps

Hand cooked potato crisps made in Essex


Fallen Angel Brewery

Local microbrewery producing hand crafted beers, ciders and alcoholic ginger beers


Fielding Cottage

Goats cheese and meat, billy goat burgers


Flint and Flame

Premium quality kitchen knives, blocks, chopping boards and sharpeners


Frogs Abbey

Free range rare breed meat - traditionally reared


The Garden Pantry

Artisan jams, chutneys sauces and marinades, hand made in Norfolk


Green Cow Catering

Finger foods of traditional American fusion an around the world including pork and veg dumplings, assorted spring rolls, coconut king prawns, parmesan chicken skewers and other tasty treats


Gourmet Brownie Company

All butter brownies are hand made in their traditional family bakery in Cambridgeshire


Gourmet Meat Centre

British game, rare breed meats, exotic meats and a wide range of low fat sausages


Greene King

Bottled beer and gift packs


Hadleys Dairy Products

Award winning ice cream and sorbet handmade in Colne Engaine. Gluten free options too


Hanningfield Smokehouse

Smoked food products including smoked salmon, smoked whole trout and trout fillets, smoked beef carpachio, smoked duck breast and other seasonal products


Hayman Distillers

Bottles of Hayman's London Dry gin, Old tom gin and Sloe gin. By the bottle or the glass


Hedgerow Cordials

Delicious, exciting and award winning cordials, all hand-made in small batches from their kitchen in Suffolk and served as soft drinks or cocktails from their drinks bar


Herbal Haven

Over 150 varieties of culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs for your garden or kitchen


The Horsebox UK

Award winning Barista coffee and hot drinks alongside Grilled cheese Sandwiches "Posh Toasties including different specialities each day


Island Furniture

Based on Mersea Island, Island Furniture make hand-crafted and bespoke free standing kitchen units using reclaimed materials wherever possible. All units can be finished in a variety of colours or stained. Units made to customer's requirements.


Jaccs Gourmet Coffee

50 flavours of gourmet coffee and over 20 flavours of speciality hot chocolate


Jacks Gelato

Cambridge based Jack makes the most ground breaking Italian style ice creams along with many classics. Handmade and award winning


Jim Jams

A full range of healthy spreads including their Great Taste Award winning chocolate spreads which are 85% less sugar, diabetic friendly and gluten free


Kandula Tea

Hand picked whole leaf teas and fruit and herb infusions


Kapow Sauce

A smooth rich flavouring sauce or used as a condiment dipping


Knife Sharpener Guy

Retailers and demonstrators  of the worlds best knife sharpener


La Flamenco Churros

Award winning Spanish Churros and home made chocolate. Also Vegan Churros with Vegan toffee sauce. Cooked the traditional way - always hot and always fresh!


Lara Jayne Fisk

Fine bone china, kitchen textiles, prints, cards and homeware with an emphasis on quality products - the range offers a slice of Suffolk countryside



Operating since 1980, Leon's provide healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes which have extraordinary flavours. Ingredients used include many wild foods such as samphire, nettles, sea purslane, and mushrooms.  Nut roasts, pie, quiche and 4 salads, 3 curries and side dishes, rice and beans


Le Creuset

Premium cookware company with bright, bold and beautiful range of cookware for everyone's kitchen



Delicious handmade puddings including the award winning Christmas range. Scrumptiously light and fruity in traditional and gluten free varieties


Lower Barn Café

Spit roast gammon with bubble and squeak. And for dessert, water melon slices


Macaron Bliss

Handmade French style macarons, generously filled with delicious ganache and creams


Mac Demos

The Diablo Toasted snack maker can be used on gas, electric, halogen and ceramic hobs. Also AGA's, BBQ's Woodburners, camp fires and camp stoves


Madame Sunshine

African inspired "free from" chilli sauce and chutney - vegetarian/vegan


Made in Provence

A unique range of French artisan specialities including Great Taste Award winning products. Hand made and free from artificial flavourings, additives and preservatives


The Market Grill

Surf & Turf, ribeye steak and prawns, Peri Peri chicken wrap and grilled halloumi


Marrakech Kitchen

Moroccan cuisine including grilled saffron chicken, grilled beef with chermoula sauce. Aromatic cous cous and selection of salads


Marshmallow Heaven

Handmade award winning marshmallows, fresh, soft and beautiful


Meat the Bruce

Authentic low 'n' slow smoked meats barbecued on custom wood fired smoker. Hot smoked pulled pork, beef brisket served with homemade sauces and sides


Meat the Chef

Korean fried chicken, kimchi slaw, butter fried chicken Caesar and fries


Mighty Fine Things

Kent fruit and honey vinegars, sauces, liqueurs and preserved fruit


Mojito Mavericks

Mojitos - passion fruit, pineapple and coconut, mango and chilli. All mad with seasonal and fresh ingredients


The Muffin Makery

Sweet and savoury muffins specialising in "free from" and vegan. And "free" from muffin mixes


Munchy Seeds

Scrumptious blends of seeds dry roasted with a dash of flavour making them the perfect healthy, high energy, great tasting snack. Available in a variety of flavours; sweet, savoury and spicy



Royal warrant holding, award winning sausages


Nip From the Hip

Multi award winning hand made, artisan alcoholic fruit liquers infused with spirits such as gin, vodka, rum, brandy and whisky


Norfolk Apple Juice

A variety of pure apple juices pressed from their own orchards. 100% pure and natural juices with no added sugar or preservatives


Occasion Catering

Authentic Spanish Paella including chicken and chorizo and vegetarian option


Oil & Vinegar,

Fused extra virgin olive oil with herbs or fruit. Flavoured and traditional balsamic and fruit vinegars


Old Fashioned Pudding Company

Sweet and savoury steamed puddings

Oliviers Bakery

Freshly baked Artisan breads and pastries


Only By Nature

Award winning frozen yoghurts, ice cream, yoghurt smoothies. Gluten free & vegetarian


Original Olive Oil Company

Extra virgin olive oils and halloumi cheese from Cyprus


Peckish Catering Services

Pan Asian bar serving the very best Filipino food with hand made traditional Pandesals with three hot fillings including Pork adobo, chicken assado and vegetable afritada


Perfick Pork

Award winning sausages and cooked bacon and sausage rolls from their farm in rural Norfolk


Peter Watts Wine

Quality wines from around the world



Non alcoholic Ginger beer with a chilli kick


Pinkster Gin

Deliciously dry gin with a hint of fruit and an exceptional smooth finish. And gin jam which is guaranteed to put the tipple in your teatime!


Portsonachen Hotel Short breaks to their Loch side hotel in Argyll at a special show price of £99pp for 4 days based on 2 people sharing a double/twin en-suite room. Valid anytime for 18 months after purchase at the festival


Posh Lots

An exclusive community of private allotments in the Essex and Herts area


Primrose Cottage

Home baked cakes and biscuits, served with a choice of Yorkshire tea and Barista coffee


Recycle for Essex

The Recycle for Essex team will be on hand to help you find out how to waste less food and save money. You can take part in their fun interactive games and quizzes for all the family including a competition to win an ice cream maker


Riverford Organic Farmers

Promotion of Award winning organic veg boxes, meat and more from fresh from their farms delivered free to your door



Popcorn covered in traditional British sweets. Gluten free, vegan, no artificial colours or flavours


Rossi Ice Cream

Made in Southend, Rossi Ice Cream is served in many different flavours in cones, tubs and take home tubs


Thursday Cottage

Hand made Artisan jams, marmalades and curds


Salters Must Chup

A mustard and fresh tomato ketchup condiment sauce range. All are gluten free and vegetarian and vegan friendly



Free range breed pork pies, sausage rolls, fresh sausages, quiches, tiffin and florentines all made on their small holding in Norfolk


Scoff and Nosh

Gourmet steak burgers and pulled meat

Sisserou Rum & Coconut Cream Liqueur

Sisserou is a delicious blend of rum, coconut and cream


Sociable Wine Company

Quality English and world wines with an emphasis on unique and unusual packaging. They represent many unusual and undiscovered vineyards and wine producers. Enjoy by the glass, by the bottle and the case


Souvlaki Shack

Traditional Greek Cypriot souvlaki made with the very best of local produce in handmade pittas - free range chicken or Blythburgh pork


Spice Queen

A Chelmsford based company producing hand blended spice mixes that are Gluten Free, totally fresh and simple to use.  The easiest and tastiest meals for four people are created using these mixes.


Stoke Sauces

Quality sauces including, ketchup, mayonnaise, dressings, chutneys, relishes, jams and marmalades


Superfast Broadband

As part of a national programme, the Superfast Essex programme is working to extend superfast broadband coverage to more that 120,000 homes and businesses in Essex by 2019. Check out the Superfast Essex interactive map to find out if your area is due to be upgraded under the current rollout plans


Sweet Beans Ltd

Homemade curry pies made from local ingredients covered in Asian spices and all wrapped up in pastry


Syms Pantry

Bacon jam in 4 flavours - bacon mayo, bacon mustard,  bacon brown sauce and bacon ketchup.

Made in Suffolk.


Taste Collectiv

Gourmet fresh sauces



The unique food processor

Learn how the worlds smartest kitchen appliance has inspired two very different cults: one of home cooks and another of Michelin starred chefs


Unique Jam Company

Chelmsford based family run company producing new, unique and unusual jams, chutneys, curds and relishes. Fresh ingredients with no added preservatives.


Verstegen Spices and Sauces

Indonesian curries, rice and noodles made using their curry pastes. Plus herbs, spices, sauces and rubs


Vintage Allsorts

Pop-up vinage tearoom serving home made cakes, cream teas, hot and cold drinks served in true vintage style (china crockery)


Visit Essex

Explore, experience and discover Essex. Situated on London's doorstep, Essex offers a rich tapestry of everything that makes England great


Warlingham Wines

Wine lovers working with boutique wine makers to provide high quality wines at great prices.



Wellbake silicon cookware. Cleanzone oven/tray liners. No burn oven gloves and accessories


Wilma's Cupcakery

Quirky cupcakes in a huge range of flavours


Windward Trading

Authentic Caribbean rums from Clarkes Court distillery, Greneda, West Indies


Wise Owl Cider

Award winning cider blended from 100% Kentish apples. their cider is suitable for vegans and is gluten free


Yum Yum Tree Fudge

Luxury gift packed fudge in a huge range of flavours, made in Suffolk