Europe’s street food scene is really hotting up this summer as buzzing festivals and markets open up in almost every major town or city. As the temperatures rise, more locals and tourists want to spend time outdoors and enjoy the summer whilst it lasts. Get in on the trend and check out our pick of the Europe’s best street food markets on your travels this summer. How many can you fit it?
7 of the best street food markets in Europe you should visit:
Streeat Food Truck Festival, Italy
An authentic Italian food truck festival on wheels, the Streeat Food Truck Festival makes its way around various locations in Italy, including Milan, Udine and Rimini. You’ll find some delicious Italian dishes such as pizza, ravioli and, for dessert, yummy gelato. In each of the eight locations you can enjoy three days of great food, a bar with a selection of craft beers, good music and beautiful green spaces.
Hornstull Market, Stockholm
Each weekend, a rotation of food trucks serves an eclectic array of dishes on the northern bank of Lijeholmsviken river at the Hornstull Market. A mix of international foods and Swedish fusions will delight your taste buds as you eat your way through the stalls. There are also craft market tables and vintage art and design stalls to browse once you’re full.
Bite Club, Berlin
A group of young entrepreneurs in Berlin have developed Bite Club, a foodie club which brings together new and exciting chefs to showcase their talents. These food stalls and trucks rotate through various summer parties across the city during the summer months. Don’t miss the epic open-air party on the vintage passenger boat Hoppetosse on the river Spree. Come along and enjoy a mix of healthy and indulgent food in the German capital.
Le Food Market, Paris
Le Food Market is the centre of Paris’ street food revolution today. Twice a month on a Thursday evening,you’ll find stallholders showcasing food from local restaurants on Boulevard de Belleville. Cafes, boulangeries and patisseries sell versions of their best dishes without the formal setting or service charges. This is a new take on French dining and that everyone in Paris can enjoy.
Weekend of the Rolling Kitchens, Amsterdam
One of the biggest events of Amsterdam’s food calendar is the festival of the Weekend of the Rolling Kitchens. A huge range of cuisines is available from an amazing 125 food trucks. Not only will you find great tasting food but excellent music, entertainment and rides to enjoy too. The festival usually starts on a Wednesday and finishes on the Sunday and is a very crowded but fun weekend.
KERB Camden, London
The cobbled street on Camden Lock becomes chock a block with street food vendors when the KERB Camden market is in full swing. This street food event brings together the best of London’s food, drinks, music and people. Try Thai curry, American burgers, Alpine raclette or Filipino belly pork and wash it down with a pint of good old real ale. The festivities continue well into the evening, with music and entertainment to enjoy.
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MadrEAT is an upmarket food festival in Madrid where you can find some of the best food in the city – sometimes even served up by Michelin-starred chefs. This roaming market stops off in different locations in Madrid for a few days at a time. It’s best to double check where it can be found before visiting. Expect top-notch cuisine at reasonable prices!
Packing tips for a weekend trip in Europe
You don’t need much for a weekend trip in Europe so you’ll probably only need to pack carry-on. This makes it easier and cheaper too. Just bring a few toiletries (under 100ml) and a couple of days’ worth of clothes and you’ll be fine. Summer festivals are very relaxed and as long as you’re comfortable, you’ll have a good time. Remember to use packing cubes which make it a lot easier to fit and separate everything you need in your backpack.
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