This June Bank Holiday will see the People’s Park in Limerick become foodie heaven, with the arrival of the largest food truck festival in Europe. The Limerick International Food Truck Festival is the first dedicated event of its kind to take place in Ireland and will take place from the 1st to the 5th of June 2017.
Flavours from every corner of the globe will roll into town with more than 60 food trucks from 14 countries taking part in the European Food Truck Association’s annual festival along with local and national purveyors of delicious street food. The festival is set to attract up to 40,000 visitors in the pursuit of delicious street food.
Highlights will include a Belgian artisan chocolate truck, a lobster burger truck and even a truck showcasing the creepy crawly current food trend by offering insect-based dishes. For more traditional fare visitors can expect to feast with Asian, American, French, Mexican, BBQ trucks and much more lining People’s Park.
The campaign to bring the festival, which will attract some of the most celebrated vendors in what is a rapidly growing European street food phenomenon, was led by food enthusiast, Darragh Ryan of Limerick City and County Council and Alan Woods, President of Food Truck Association of Ireland and co-owner of Mexican Food Dudes.
Alan Woods, President of the Food Truck Association Ireland, speaking on securing the festival for Limerick said: “We are still pinching ourselves over this. We have got a great street food event going in Limerick but this will take us to a level that we would otherwise not have reached in years.”
On the incredible array of cuisines which will feature at the festival, Woods said: “Our taste-buds will virtually explode with what’s on offer. There will be unbelievable choice, from every cuisine imaginable, but also unbelievable tastes. We’re already counting down the days.”
Fabrice Willot, President of the European Food Truck Association added that after the success of the world record breaking Food Truck Festival in Brussels in 2016, the association is delighted to come to Limerick and partner the Limerick International Food Truck Festival. “The European Food Truck Festival tour will see festivals in five European cities in 2017 and promises to be the greatest to date. We know that Limerick will be great hosts to Food Truckers from across Europe and Ireland and the Food Truck family are all really excited to be taking part,” said Willot.
For updates on the Limerick International Food Truck festival, please visit www.Limerick.ie/foodtruckfestival