It came up with the idea of a food festival in a park in Chaitanya Mathur of an online dance music portal Banginbeats about two years ago. After attending a ton of similar festivals around the world, he felt that the emptiness of the capital needed to be filled.
That’s when he came up with the idea for Grab Fest. In its first edition, The Grub Fest, which opened on Friday, is the latest to join the abundance of food-centric festivals in the capital. “I attended the Pallet Fest at Nehru Park last year and it was a great experience for me as a foodie. It further suggested that people would come in numbers at the food festival. There is room for multiple giant food festivals in Delhi and it in itself tells you a lot about how the city has changed, ”said the 26-year-old, who co-hosted the event with entrepreneurs Aman Kumar, Arjun Jain and Mani. Singh Chima. Spread across the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the festival features a huge line-up of food trucks and food pops across the city. So while one can see some Daulat Ki Chaat from Old Delhi, there are also pop-ups of new and popular restaurants at Smokies, NYC Pie and Town Hall.
“The price is to offer all kinds of cuisine within a budget, including some old and legendary restaurants like United Coffee House,” Mathur said. A Ta Maison and PCO are managing the bar at the venue. In addition to food pop-ups, there are culinary workshops, music performances, a children’s area and a stand-up comedy act by Bir Das. By Sunday, Mathur hopes to take the festival to other cities like Mumbai by the end of the year.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from noon to 8 pm. The nearest metro station is JLN Stadium. Admission is free