#ScoutsDayOut – Van Van Market Collblanc, 1st July 2017

It’s always a bonus when something you like is happening within walking distance of your house, so we obviously weren’t going to miss Van Van Market when it popped up in Collblanc 1st July 2017. If you’re not already familiar with this food truck market, this is a Estrella sponsored food market that pops up here and there across Barcelona and it’s made up of a curation of food vans. Barcelona has a vast choice of street food companies and restaurants who are pros are catering in any situation so these events are always a great way to discovers lots in a short space of time.

This one was merely a twenty minutes walk from our flat, at the pretty Parque de la Marquesa, a small community garden in front of a community events space. A sunny spot dappled with a huge centre tree for some much needed shade and a very short walk from Collblanc station which is on the L5 metro line, so even if you weren’t local it was an easy trip.

As with Barcelona’s Mortiz sponsored Eat Street, Van Van Market sees a different collection of food trucks each time. For this edition we had kickass choices including: Väcka, Canalla Urban Food, Deligotessen, La Dominguera Bcn Food Truck, El grillat, Reina Croqueta, Pulponeta , Krakenbcn, the mandonga, Indicakes, La Creperie de Marióne, Panxos Street Food and La Cherry Coffee. So a little of everything, from Mexican tacos to octopus specialities, there was also lots for vegans to choose from as well, including options at a variety of the trucks and a dedicated vegan burger stand, Bad Vegan Motherfuckers.

This isn’t just a food market though, there was a stage set up and a Post-Punk band opening the days festivities, this appears to be quite common in Barcelona, making a trip to your next food market even more worth it for the free entertainment. At previous food truck events we’ve also caught marching bands covering rock classics and Japanese drumming demonstrations, you never know what you might end up catching. Van Van Market at Collblancs also had DJ sets running into the night and as we’re in Spain, expect a family friendly environment with a whole mix of people enjoying themselves into the early hours.

 

We ate at two of the vans this time: Reina Croqueta and Canalla Urban Food. Both trucks had an awesome, concise menu on offer. Pic’n’mix croquettes from Reina Croqueta charged per, with discount the more you got and with traditional and experimental flavours. We loved the bacalao croquette, a type of dried, salted white fish. From Canalla Urban Food we grabbed their Chicken Curry Burger, a lean and juicy chicken breast served with curried bread and toppings like curry sauce and apple compote, it was amazing. You can read more about these treats on our Instagram posts too.

We will try to keep you updated on when the next Van Van Market events are, but if you follow them on Facebook you can keep an eye yourself you lazy bunch Between this and Eat Street, you’ll have plenty of awesome street eats for the entire Summer. Did you head to Van Van Market this weekend? If not, why not? Fool!

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