Baakens Food Truck Friday hits the streets

2016-11-09 06:00
From left are Jan du Plessis of WERK_, Grant Foong of Foong’s and Brad Comley of Street Cred Chef.                                                 Photo:SUPPLIED

From left are Jan du Plessis of WERK_, Grant Foong of Foong’s and Brad Comley of Street Cred Chef. Photo:SUPPLIED

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LOCALS will get to experience the very best in street food culture when the first-ever Baakens Food Truck Friday hits the streets of Port Elizabeth on November 18.

This community-driven event will see a dozen food trucks, tuk-tuks and trailers showcase their unique offerings in the heart of Port Elizabeth, the Baakens Valley. From artisanal pizzas, to gourmet burgers, vegetarian meals and Asian cuisine, patrons are in for a taste sensation.

Organisers Jan du Plessis of design and building collaborative, WERK_, and Grant Foong of Foong’s Asian Street Food have collaborated with various parties to create an event, which they believe will be good for PE and will give the growing street food industry a much needed boost.

According to Foong, the event hopes to gain momentum in the city and to become a monthly event on the calendar. “This event has no entry fee as it is held on public open space. All meals will be capped at R45, keeping it real so to say, and with a definite focus on a family environment.”

Security and cleanliness of the event is a high priority, with the focus on a clean, green mentality for both vendors and patrons.

Entertainment is varied and caters for the entire family. Live artists and DJs will be performing throughout the event which runs from 4-9pm, or later. Kiddies activities will also be provided. Families are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets or camping chairs.

A limited indoor facility is available in the WERK_ warehouse in case of inclement weather and toilet facilities are also available inside.

Bar facilities will be available from Fratelli Foods and from the Richmond Hill Brewing Company situated off Alabaster Road, Baakens Valley.

“Come and support your favourite mobile foodies in arguably the nicest but most underutilised public open spaces in PE,” Foong concludes.

For more information find Baakens Food Truck Friday on Facebook, call Grant Foong on 082 367 1864 or email

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