Last weekend, Brussels hosted the 4th edition of the biggest food truck festival of the world. Each year during three days in May, people have a unique occasion to meet different food trucks gathered at one place in Brussels and to taste some of their specialties.
This year, the food truck festival took place at Tour & Taxis and in total, it gathered exactly 101 food trucks offering very diverse street food. Among these trucks, we could find not only Belgian or French cuisine, but also Mexican, Latino, Creole, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Moroccan, Armenian, Lebanese, African, and many others. I was nicely surprised that there were also a lot of vegetarian and vegan options too! Some of the examples of food we saw here were gourmet burgers, stuffed potatoes, tacos, couscous, empanadas, fries, grilled meat, fish and seafood, snails, brochettes, pasta, fried rice, noodles, but also sweet stuff as pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or cakes. Apart from food, some trucks specialized in drinks – from cocktails and champagne to artisanal beers.
We came to the food truck festival on Sunday and despite the cold weather, it was still crowded! We had a walk in the numerous alleys to check out first what different trucks offered. It was fun to see all the unique colorful food trucks and what concerns the food, there was so much choice! While waiting for our friends, we already took sweet potatoes fries with mint-yogurt sauce as an aperitif at Bou-Bou Truck that came from Lille. When our friends arrived, we went directly for the Mexican food. I got a quesadilla with goat cheese and sweet potato puree accompanied by guacamole at The Vexican, the others got tortillas at Tacos Amigos.
What I loved about the food truck festival was for sure the diversity and many options for vegetarians and vegans. And that eco-friendly biodegradable plates and cups were used during the event. Also, most of the trucks offered also some seating and if you did not get a place, there was a large hall with tables and bans behind all trucks. What I consider as a downside of this event is that somewhere, we found the prices a bit high for what you get.
More information: www.europeanfoodtruckfestival.org
Note also that the event takes place during the same weekend as the Brussels Iris Festival, so if you are in the city during that weekend, you will not get bored!
Have you ever been to this food truck festival in Brussels? How did you like it? Have you ever been to another food truck festival? If so, where? Let me know in the below comments!