Market traders, street food, pop up bars and live music and entertainment were all on the menu at the Tynemouth Food Festival this weekend

Great weather and even better food has attracted huge crowds to the coast this weekend for the 10th Tynemouth Food Festival.

The event, held in one of the UK’s supposed best places to live and organized by North Tyneside Council, is one of the region’s longest running and most popular food festivals and has helped to put the coastal village on the culinary map – with Riley’s Fish Shack , named one of the best beachside restaurants in the UK, starting off there. It has also been a proving ground for street food ventures, artisan producers and chefs.

This year, visitors could travel the culinary world without leaving the shadow of Tynemouth Priory, with a range of traders such as Di Meo’s Ice Cream, Fat Hippo, Scream for Pizza, Acropolis, Goodtime Tacos, Hatch 76, Redheads Mac’n’Cheese and Flip’n’Fast. Not only that, but a festival bar stocking North East craft beers and ciders by Anarchy Brew Co proved popular, alongside special gin and cocktail trailers.

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Those who were looking for something to enjoy at home could visit a selection of stalls selling locally produced artisan products and gifts, including Good Tempered Chocolate Co, Baristocracy Coffee, St Mary’s Premium Spirits, The Brownie Bar, Love Leaf Tea, Zenote Handmade, Screaming Chimp Chilli Sauce, Weardale Cheese and Northumberland Sausage Co. Here are some of the best photos from the weekend.

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