• Trail Lunchboxes
    Fancy a posh sandwich or tart? How about a slice of cake? Or a fruity treat? For this year’s Appetite, the folks at Bestowed Kitchen will provide lunchboxes made with fresh ingredients from local suppliers. You’ll also get a side of limited edition artwork. Order your box by midday on the Thursday before each trail weekend and your lunchbox will be ready to pick up from The Mill or Walthamstow Library. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
    Details: edibleexperiences.com/bestowedkitchen

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  • Kids Kitchen presents: Family Feast!
    Got an inquisitive, creative toddler? Want new ways to excite their minds and tastebuds?
    Head over to Peterhouse Community Centre where Mister Maker will meet Masterchef. You, along with your little one, will be able to try your hand at creating a delicious vegetarian from scratch, using local and organic ingredients. Once the hard graft is out of the way, break bread with other families.
    Peterhouse Community Centre, Forest Rise, Sunday, June 8, 10am until 1pm. Details: tiny.cc/familyfeaste17
  • A Walthamstow Wander
    Join tour guide Joanna Moncrieff on this predominantly food and drink themed walk around Walthamstow. Lifelong Waltham Forest resident Joanna will talk in depth about how Walthamstow’s pubs have evolved over time, and you’ll also get the opportunity to  discover traces of the food shops and off licences which used to fill the neighbourhood. See what impact the introduction of the railway had on what was originally a sleepy country town and where commuter houses were built on former watercress beds. The walk will include a stop or two at some foodie places along the way.
    Places are limited. Saturday, June 7, 11am until 1.30pm. Details: walthamstow-wander.eventbrite.co.uk


  • Sushi Class & Dim Sum Classes
    Impress friends and family by learning how to make a variety of dim sum and sushi.
    Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the festival, 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Booking essential. Details: e17popup.co.uk


  • Small Plates, Small Habits, Cocktails, Tapas & Art
    This special opening night at the Hornbeam Centre will feature the launch of a new exhibition of small mixed works by the local community: People’s habits – good, bad, old, new, ones they want to shout about or to keep very quiet.
    Food and cocktails by Norman Loves. The event is also part of the We Love Low Cost Living Campaign.
    Saturday May, 31, 8pm until 11 pm. Details: hornbeam.org.uk/smallhabits


  • Auntie Maureen presents a MENS-a-FAIR 
    This event will showcase the tastes and talents of local designers, makers, artisans and gourmet food producers – all with a male slant. Pick up man art, man clobber, man vintage and man Guinness or spiced ale cake by Aura Rosa Cakes and Patisserie. Oh, and there is a man bar with man beer to cure the man flu. Everyone is welcome.
    Orford House, Orford Road, Sunday, June 8, 11am until 5pm. Details: 07432 430386, auntiemaureen.info


  • Art on a Plate
    Cocomero presents two 12-place, five-course ‘art history/inspiration’ supperclubs at Silvana Gambini’s home in Walthamstow Village. With a strong emphasis on vibrant colour, Italian flavours and the home-made.
    Friday, June 13, 7pm to 10.30pm. Details: cocomero.co.uk


  • The Great East End Art Market by Eat or Heat
    An exhibition and art market, with work donated work by 40 local artists for Eat or Heat’s famous £5 raffle. Plus cake, live music, art and a vintage market.
    St. Mary’s Welcome Centre, Church End, Saturday, June 14, midday to 8pm. 
    Details: eatorheat.org


  • The Golden Pineapple of Walthamstow
    Everyone loves a pineapple, right? Look out for golden pineapples during the Art Trail. Make sure you Tweet your pineapple photos, doodles and dishes. Then, sample tasty, pineapplicious treats at Norman Loves’ Pineapple Party.
    Saturday, June 14, 2pm until 6pm. Details: @E17Pineapple, simonlaroche@hotmail.co.uk


  • LiveElse[W]here LiveLunch 
    The Drawing Shed is hosting an Open Live Lunch with artists Leena Chauhan and Pablo Perezzarate cooking up an al fresco storm with Mexican and Kenyan-Indian food.
    LockUpNumber11, Fanshaw House, The Drive, Saturday, May 31, midday until 5pm. 
    Details: 07932 809816 / 07740 584469, thedrawingshed.org


  • Cindy & Biscuit in ‘The Comic Strip Cafe’
    A cafe turned into a comic strip? The adventures of Cindy & Biscuit ,a tough little girl and her loyal canine best friend, will come to life inside and outside Walthamstow’s best kept secret cafe…
    Arts & Crusts, Victoria Road, Monday to Friday, 9am until 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 4.30pm.

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  • 15 Day Forest at 56 
    For this Appetite pop up, artists Alex Cunningham and Andy Macgregor have created a Matisse-inspired paper forest installation. Pop down and help fill the cafe with lush paper leaves and watch the forest grow. Help is on hand and leaf templates and paper provided.
    St James Street, throughout the festival, Wednesday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Details:  coffee@56stjames.com

  • Aura Rosa Cakes & Patisserie
    Aura Rosa Cakes and Patisserie will provide their distinctive treats for their summer-time garden tearoom. 
    Orford Road, E17, throughout the festival. Details: aurarosa.co.uk

  • Art and Appetite
    Join Deborah Nash for a slide show introduction to food in art and sample some scrumptious, creative cakes.
    The Mill, Coppermill Lane, June 8, 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Details: art-appetite.eventbrite.co.uk, 020 8521 3211