Paisley's Food and Drink Festival is back in April and this year it's teaming up with one of Glasgow's finest food purveyors, PLATFORM.

The independent foodmarket, which can usually be found in the Argyle Street Arches, is venturing west to collaborate with the two-day eating extravaganza that will bring more than 40 traders and vendors to the people of Paisley.

The festival will take place over two days for the second year running on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.

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Now regarded as a big hitter on Scotland's foodie festival scene with more than 15,000 enjoying the wares in 2018, the Food and Drink Festival will be the first time the Glasgow-based market will migrate from its home town.

PLATFORM on Tour will bring 10 of Scotland’s best street food traders, giant Kata tee-pee tents, colourful furniture, the PLATFORM DJ’s, a range of Innis & Gunn craft Arch Brews, and cutting-edge cocktails utilising some of Scotland’s finest craft spirits.

Traders coming to the Festival include, British Street Food Awards finalist Ginger and Chilli, Brigston & Co. Artisan Hot Dogs, Winners of the Scottish Street Food People's Choice Award 2017 Shrimpwreck and delicious desserts from Crema Caravan.

Hilary Goodfellow, Project Manager for PLATFORM on Tour said: “Platform is a community of some of the very best street food traders in Scotland, and we love taking our traders out on tour. We are bringing a brilliant selection of genuinely authentic traders to the Festival, all with the same objective: to provide tasty, seasonal food that is sourced sustainably at an affordable price.

“We have handpicked a delicious range of food with everything from artisan hot dogs to wood fired pizza, golden arancini, crispy calamari and ice-cream tacos! As a buddie myself, I can’t wait to bring PLATFORM on Tour to Paisley Food & Drink Festival, it’s a great event and offers something for all the family.”

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For the first time all tastes will be catered for with dedicated vegan and vegetarian zones where imaginative and delicious recipes will be rolled out for tasting. Gluten-free, Halal and children's menus will be on offer too.

Returning festival favourites include Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, Scozzese woodfired pizza, Dispensary Bar cocktails, the unique Fizzbuz prosecco van and the popular Rum Shack.

Glasgow's Gin 71 will offer tastings while food workshops and demonstrations will be held over the weekend as well as farmer's markets, children's entertainment and stalls.