If you’re close to Antwerp and still looking for something to do this Sunday, I might just have a fun foodie tip for you.
Last Friday opened its doors (figuratively speaking because there are no doors and no cover fee) Barrio Cantina, a food trucks and street food festival. Its being hosted at the Scheldekaaien in Antwerp which worked out as an amazing venue, adding a cool and trendy atmosphere to the event.
I was fed, had fun and took some photos – it’s been a while since I blogged over a food happening and this one was so unique I just had to.
My first contact with a food truck here in Belgium was a year go in Brussels when I met Jean-Baptiste from Keep on Toasting. Back then I remember asking myself why aren’t there more of these in here?
One year later and there’s a hangar full of the most exotic, visually attractive and creative food trucks I’ve seen and I was ready to try everything… everything VEGAN out!
Mission: Find me some vegan food at Barrio Cantina
I was already going with a bit of skepticism since street food tends to be fast and not usually vegan-friendly but I luckily found at least two spots I can recommend.
I didn’t have to walk long before I found Lulu’s Tribal Kitchen. I knew chances were really high that whichever vegan food I’d find would be from Asian origin and I was right.
This couple serves two plant-based options: Naga Dahl (lentils-based) and a mixed vegetables curry which I got treated to (thanks for feeding me!). Party in my mouth, rich in flavors, they do know how to spice up their dishes. The curry is served with some sticky white rice and you can top it with fried or chopped green onions.
Aside from the food truck, they also offer home cooking and catering services (and the sweetest and friendliest smiles). Find them on Facebook for more info: Lulu’s Kitchen.
Not really a vegan tip, but definitely worth mentioning…
After this plate I was in need of a drink when I came across a sign reading Tea Cocktail, I had to try this out, huge tea-lover right here.
There were the ladies from THEES pouring me a super refreshing iced tea blend with tons of cardamom which I totally adore (the full blend includes: hibiscus, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, orange and lemon).
If you can’t make it to the festival to try it out, they also have an online shop at thees.be and a store at the Mechelsesteenweg 161, 2018 Antwerp. (Facebook: Thees.be)
Aside from this vegan/vegetarian sneak peek, of course you’ll be able to find tons of other different foods: going from meat balls, fish burgers and hot dogs to insects in a stick! No kidding, there’s that too.
Barrio Cantina is still open today until midnight, so don’t miss this chance to check it out and try out everything your belly can fit.
Leaving you some more impressions, que disfruten su Domingo!