Brussels will welcome the largest food truck festival in the world on 5, 6 and 7 May. 103 food trucks from around Europe are expected to welcome around 150,000 people in the park of Tour et Taxis.
At the Brussels Food Truck Festival, visitors will be able to choose from the cuisines of Morocco, Armenia, Lebanon, Belgium, Britanny, Ireland, Alsace, Italy, Creole, African, Thailand, Vietnam, Venezuela, Cuba and Mexico among others.
There will be cocktails and artisanal beers, gourmet burgers and hot-dogs, mussels, oysters, snails, smoked and roast meat, raw meat, fish, shellfish, lobster, crocodile, swordfish, salty and sweet croquettes, banh mi, grilled cheese, vegan and vegetarian food, ice-creams, yogurts and much more.
This is the fourth edition of the Brussels Food Truck Festival. The organisers received over 1,200 applications from owners of food truck wanting to participate.
On Sunday afternoon, the European Food Trucks award will be announced. This is the first time that such an award is being given to Food Trucks in Europe. With this price, the association Belgian Food Truck is awarding the best food trucks in Europe for the quality of their work, the innovation of their cuisine and the truck and sharing the values of Food Truck Spirit. The jury is composed of professionals, chefs, journalists and bloggers.
The festival started in 2014 and with 37 participants from Benelux and France became the largest food truck festival in Europe.It won the Best Gastronomy Award.
In 2015, the number of trucks participating tripled. They came from Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Germany.
142 food trucks from 12 different countries took part in the 2016 edition and the festival again won the Best Gastronomy Award.
After Brussels, the European Food Truck Festival heads to Limerick, Ireland between 1 and 5 June. It will then visit Riga in August, Bologna in October before returning back to Brussels at the end of October.
Some practical details:
Entrance to the Food Truck festival is free.
- Friday 5th May from 12 noon to midnight.
- Saturday 6 May from 11am to midnight
- Sunday 7 May from 11am to 9pm
Not all food trucks accept bank cards so take cash with you.