I normally don’t skip breakfast, but this Sunday I was about to embark on an eating frenzy at the Street Food Festival in Woodstock. Hosted at the Side Street Studios, the brick-walled venue had a covered as well as an outdoor market of different food stalls.
I arrived at 13:30, and aside from apparently forgetting to wear my hipster beard, I happened to have missed the busiest time. Good for me, as the place was still very crowded and waiting time for some stalls was around 20 minutes. The event hosted a variety of food trucks, and I was spoiled for choice with the amount of options: Wraps, skewers, shawarmas, smoked sausages, burritos, dumplings, ice creams and waffles, just to name a few.
Considering my appetite I wanted to plant my face in whatever was on offer. My friends feasted on a selection of asian basted ribs and wings, and I went for a starter of dumplings followed by a chicken burrito. To top it off, they managed to fit in some homemade ice cream, while I tried to stay away from the fresh waffles with seasonal fruit. I still wanted to be able to walk home after.
All was accompanied by the finest craft beers, which seemed to be the most popular beverage option at the event (and with me!), although the non-alcoholics were treated with great freshly pressed juices as well. Thanks to the stunning winter sun, the young and trendy crowd was able to relax on the patio as well as the provided picnic tables. Fantastic cultural vibes for a mixed crowd in the Mother City!
Casual events like these really brighten up a Sunday afternoon, especially in the more quiet winter months, and I can’t wait for more food fiestas in the new season.