Baakens Food Truck Friday

7After a day filled with lectures, best thing before any exciting weekend plans is to kick back and relax with the three F’s: food, friends and fun.

The best thing to happen for the whole Nelson Mandela Bay community is the Baakens Food Truck Friday, a monthly event that offers everyone something.

The event’s concept was initially started and conceptualized by the owner of Design & Build collaborative, WERK_. His name is Jan du Plessis. He had the idea to bring Lower Valley Rd to life on a Friday night with just about 5 or so trucks. Today they have 20 trucks and growing, which is really great, and interesting to see PE catching on this trend and concept event.

With the organizers du Plessis, Grant Foong (owner of Foong’s Asian Street Food) and his daughter Tayla along with few sponsors like Gardmed Ambulances, DKZ Cleaning Services, Redbull, Skip Solutions, ECSD Signage, Strategy Advertising and Eikon Investments, they play an important role in making sure the event run smoothly each month.

The event rounds up in excess of 20 food trucks, trailers and tuk-tuks parked along Brickmakers Kloof Road, offering a unique variety of their signature dishes. All food is priced under R45 so visitors can enjoy an evening out without breaking the bank.
Locals can look forward to a bountiful street feast with everything from Belgian waffles, vegan eats and Asian food to halaal-friendly meals, artisanal pizzas and

The market invites friends and family to gather on the lawn with their picnic blankets and deck chairs, enjoying live music from Eastern Cape bands and djs. Kids of all ages are also catered for and can be entertained with pony and pedel go-kart rides, jumping castles, soft-play for toddlers, arcade games and more. For the thirsty, bar facilities will be available from Fratelli Foods, Benn Koppen and the Richmond Hill Brewing Company.

So this Friday, 10 March 2017 from 4pm to 9pm, head down to Lower Valley Road and experience this amazing, fun-filled event. Also follow them on Facebook at Baakens Food Truck Friday.



By: Thandokazi Magopheni | Pictures courtesy of: Marc Herve and Kgosi Motsepe

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