Hi Everyone, Mr H here. Mrs H is currently on rest for pregnancy issues (she has an irritable uterus). I have taken over the blog and socials for the last week and will continue to do so for the next week at least (who says I wouldn’t make a great Insta husband hey!). As part of my two week blog takeover I was lucky enough to be invited to Mayflower Shopping in Basildon for their Eats From The Street weekend. Eats From The Street is a pop up Food Festival. If you are looking for family days out then do check out Mrs H’s A-Z of Free Family Days Out In Herts & Essex.
I had a little trouble finding the event as Sat Nav sent me the wrong way at the very last roundabout – typical! I eventually found the Mayflower Shopping Retail Park and I don’t really know how I managed to miss it the first time; there was a huge double decker red bus with the FOOD along side it!
The Eats From The Street pop up was conveniently located for anyone who wanted to do a spot of shopping and then head to Eats From The Street for a spot of food. Mayflower Shopping has many household names including Boots, Next, Clarks and Mothercare – Its lucky Mrs H was stuck at home on rest as I think she may well have spent a fortune at Mayflower Shopping given that it has all of her favourite shops!
I was here for the food and the food alone so I headed straight to Eats From The Street. The pop up had a few food stalls including my personal favourite Mama’s Donuts. The pop up was a little smaller than I was expecting; I would have preferred to see more food outlets. The pop up was a lovely idea and had a nice chilled atmosphere with the live music, the red bus to dine on and quite a few activities for children including connect 4 – which I must admit even I enjoyed playing. The weather was quite wet & miserable on the day I attended and I think that had put some people off which is a shame as it would have been nice to see the event busier.
Disclosure: I was paid to attend the Eats From The Street Pop Up – all opinions are my own honest ones.