Bite: Brussels’ food trucks
With officially designated spots at strategic locations across the capital, Brussels-City council has decided every day should be food truck day
Marion Lemesre, city alderwoman for business, launched the idea back in November to create a sort of parcours of food trucks. Various spots across the city centre would be designated for them, with different trucks appearing each day. The circulation would ensure more variety and choice than the existing waffles and fries, and locations would be chosen that would cause as little disruption as possible to restaurant business.
Now it’s become a reality. There are 13 places in Brussels where you can now find food trucks: Naamsepoort, Havenlaan, Louizalaan, Sint-Jansplein, Kruidtuin/Pacheco, De Meeussquare, Ravensteinstraat, Albert II-laan, Simon Bolivarlaan, De Brouckèreplein, Adolphe Maxlaan, Keizerinlaan and Martelaarsplein.
Each spot is close to some major source of passing trade, such as Bozar, North and Central stations, government buildings or offices.
Lemesre has selected 25 of the food trucks that applied to be included, so the location nearest you will host a different food truck every day. Though not all locations are created equal: While De Brouckère and Keizerin get a truck every day, including weekends, Havenlaan gets just one a week, on Fridays.
The selection made by Brussels is wide, from coffee specialists Pim Coffee and Vroom Vroom (pictured) to high-end hamburgers from Truck & Co and snack-and-salad bar Plan B. Depending on the time and place, you might also get the offer of New York style deli, gourmet croques, seafood, bagels, soup, crepes, smoothies, wraps or pizza.
Check here for a calendar, list of locations and food trucks on offer.
Photo courtesy Vroom Vroom