the best local food with a global twist

World Food Market

The Mela will bring you on a literal food journey around the world. From India to China, from Thailand to Poland, from Spain to Mexico, our world food market has a little something for everyone resulting in a cultural culinary experience you will never forget. Experience the finest Northern Irish produce and treat your taste buds with hot exotic curries, Polish sausages, Chinese noodles, Spanish paella, Japanese Sushi and everything inbetween!

Artisan Pavillion

The Mela Artisan Market is a fine food market, providing healthy, tasty, affordable, authentic, inclusive, sustainable and ethical food from local food producers from across Northern Ireland.

Live Cookery Theatre

Visit our cookery theatre where local chefs and producers come together with performing artists to share recipes while describing their local food inspirations and influences in developing world inspired menus. Visitors will be able to get hands on with cooking in a specially designed cookery theatre alongside memorable live music, dance and conversation. 


Taste the World at Mela 2019 is supported the Department of Argriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs through the Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme.