Food Festivals in India that a die-hard foodie cannot afford to miss

Here is a list of food festivals that are simple epicurean extravaganzas and promise to give you an experience that lasts for a long, long time If you want to know a place from its close quarters, known about its food trail. Food has a lot to say about the lifestyle, cultivation, culture of a place a food festivals are all about gastronomical indulgence. Not just variety of cuisines you attend hands-on cooking demos, interact with fellow foodies, meet upcoming chefs and sample local specialities. Food festivals in India has become a thing  and cities are becoming ‘foodie central’ and the options will leave you spoilt by choice. Here is a list of food festivals that are simple epicurean extravaganzas and promise to give you an experience that lasts for a long, long time. National Street Food Festival, New Delhi Delhiites love street food and the biggest street food with the favourites from all around the world comes together at the National Street Food festival.  Be it chaat, spicy chholekulche or momos, NASVI National Street Food Festival has it all and even more, that will let you come back to it again and again. Great India Food Festival, New Delhi  This takes places in around January at Delhi’s DilliHaat where 12 states present their food stalls and you get everything from kababs to halwa under one roof. The festival also hosts golgappa-gulping competition and the festival has enough variety to send you straight to culinary coma. Goa Food and Cultural festival, Goa Goa attracts huge tourist footfall in the months between November and February. The Goa Food and Cultural Festival celebrates sunshine state’s authentic cuisine, vibrant folklore, rich heritage. An initiative by Goa Tourism Development Corporation the food festival hosts 70 stalls. Live performances by popular brands and surprise prizes adds up to its charm. Ahare Bangla, Kolkata Bengal can be excited about three things the most and one of them is food. It is a subject of extreme passion and Ahare Bangla , a five day food festival on Milan Mela Grounds  is a great place for foodies to taste authentic Bengali cuisine alongside the best produce of different regions of the state. Bengaluru Food Fete, Bengaluru  City’s biggest food festival, Bangalore Food Fete brings city’s top cafes, food trucks and bars together. The festival creates a unique platform for home chefs, aspiring restaurateurs and amateur bakers. Foodies also get a healthy dose of fun and laughter with performances by stand-up comedians, live music, flamethrowers and dance performances. Itsy Bitsy Food Festival, Mumbai This is India’s first zero-wastage food festival. 30 food stations from Mumbai’s most popular restaurants serve only bite size portion for food sampling. The leftover food is donated to the Roti Bank team and Robin Hood army  who supply the food to the underprivileged.