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Barrio Cantina: Food Truck Festival in Belgium

Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium




Barrio Cantina is a food truck festival that happens in Belgium every year. The event takes place in different cities in May and June, when the weather starts to get better. I went to the Barrio Cantina in Antwerp, and it was awesome, one of the best food truck festivals that I’ve been in Belgium while I was living there.

The festival was a mixture of many food options, creative trucks,  beers and drinks, great location (by the river and close to the city center), pleasant music, and sunny day, which is not a normal thing in Belgium. It had everything to be a good event, and it did not disappoint.

Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

The photo booth at the Barrio Cantina, for a cheap and cool souvenir!

Food truck at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Each food truck had its own vibe

Food truck at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Wild!

Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

It was hard to choose one… And that’s why I ate twice 😛

Food trucks at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Cute and fun decorations

Food truck at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Fries at a food festival in Belgium is probably mandatory

The food options included a good range of world dishes. Belgian treats (such as the famous fries and croquettes), burgers, Mexican food, Vietnamese, Thai, Italian, among others.  To drink you could find Belgian beer (of course!), smoothies, coconut water, something to please every taste. The prices were affordable for Belgian standards.

Food truck at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Quite creative

Burgers at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Decisions, decisions!



Asian dishes at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Asian food was a big hit at the event (and in my life)

Pulled pork sandwich at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Pulled pork sandwich

Food options at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Colorful options

Leffe beer and cheese at the Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

And Leffe beer to go with all that

The location of  Barrio Cantina in Antwerp couldn’t have been better, it took place by the riverfront, close to Het Stein (the castle of the city) and the historical center. This area is so pleasant on a sunny day, full of trees and people walking around. And the day was beautiful, so the atmosphere was nice, especially because the sitting areas were mostly facing the river.

Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

By the end of the afternoon, the festival was super crowded

Barrio Cantina Food Truck Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

Nice weather in Antwerp for an outdoor event

Riverfront in Antwerp, Belgium

The festival happened by the riverfront, the coolest location in Antwerp

The event lasts a couple of days, or more, depending on the city. The one in Antwerp happened over a weekend. I can’t say much about the Barrio Cantina that happened in the other cities (I’ve only seen pictures), but I guess the quality of the festival is the same.

 

Practical information

How much? Free admission, you pay for what you eat and drink only.

When? In May and June, depending on the location.

Where? In different Belgian cities, check out the official website to know more about the current locations. This article is about the one that happened in Antwerp in 2017.[/su_service]

 




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