Inspiration from food festivals: “Smaak Karavaan” in Tilburg

Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Foodies like us, we love going to food (truck) festivals. The wide variety of food available, the often funny and creative names, slogans and appearance of the trucks selling the food and the overall ambiance at these festivals: count me in! Unfortunately, at a certain point my stomach is full and my wallet is empty… I wish I could try everything, but I simply can’t.

So, from now on I’m going to dedicate blogposts to the food festivals I visit. I’ll share all the inspiring things and recipe ideas with you guys, and you can decide what you do with them!

Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Food festivals

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I have visited some nice food festivals over the duration of summer. (So sad the season is over now! Maybe winter food festivals is going to be a thing?) Here’s a quick overview: (scroll down for the pictures from Tilburg!)

Another picture of food festival in Breda: hot dog! 🌭

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Food truck festival The Hague βœ… tested! πŸ” yesterday with @rebel_nins πŸ˜„ #foodblog #foodshare

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Very late lunch after the European Food Blogger convention. #foodie #foodblog #efbc16

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Don’t know if this counts, it wasn’t a food festival but a food blogger convention with loads of food πŸ˜‰

Delicious lamb chop from a barbecue 😍 I can't wait to visit more food truck festivals! Don't you agree? #foodie #foodblog #foodshare

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This was taken @ Lepeltje Lepeltje in Utrecht.

Smaak Karavaan in Tilburg

Sooo on Saturday the 17th of September we visited “Smaak Karavaan” (which translates as “taste caravan”) behind the train station of Tilburg. Over 40 different trucks selling food, from a “haute couture” snackbar to freshly pressed juices: they had a wide variety!

The boyfriend and I shared quite some nice things, in order: a hot dog with sauerkraut and some sort of sweet sauce, sticky lemon chicken wings, a beef sandwich with soft goats cheese & veggies (me) and a butter chicken curry (him), and most importantly: red velvet cake and white chocolate cheesecake. Yumm! Photos down below.

Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and CookingFood festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and CookingFood festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and CookingFood festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and CookingFood festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and CookingFood festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking

More inspiration

Okay, so not only am I for sure going to try and make those lemon/ketjap chicken wings and that deeeelicious white chocolate cheesecake, I also saw some dishes that I would love to recreate some time but didn’t get a chance to taste. I’ll translate the ones that are not in English.

Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking
Steamed buns with either Peking Duck, spring onion, cucumber & Hoisin sauce – Pulled chicken, with Chinese cabbage and peanuts – Soft shell crab, with seaweed and wasabi mayo – Red beet burger, with feta, rocket and horseradish yoghurt.
Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking
It’s just a pizza menu, but that last one caught my eye: a goats cheese, red beet and balsamic vinegar pizza. Yumm!

Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and CookingFood festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Food trucks

And to finish this post: some of my favourite food trucks.

Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking

Hope you enjoyed this post, I definitely looove going to food festivals for some inspiration… And I thought I’d share some! How about you? How do you get inspired?
See you soon! X Vivian

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Food festivals are the perfect place to get inspired. Steal some recipe ideas from the snapshots I took at Smaak Karavaan! | Stay Alive and Cooking
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