Street Food Tour: return to Portugal on wheels with food “that you can grab with your hands” | Gastronomy
What connects a garden in Ribatejo to another in Alto Alentejo, passing by the riverside and the mountains, walking on wheels and always licking your fingers? The answer may lie in a hamburger, in a arepain empanada, in a half-meter sandwich or in a sweet Berlin ball. Or, in just three words, on the Street Food Tour.
An entourage of lovers of this food – “the one that is eaten with the whole face, mouth, nose and eyes that is grasped with the hands (…), that is eaten without ceremony, without formalities, standing, sitting or lying down, ”, highlights one organization – making use of the wheels of food trucks and put them “to travel all over the country”.
Encouraged by this idea of itinerancy, as mentors of the project, Fátima Moura and Teresa Santos (from Pureat), wanted to “escape the big cities and take this caravan to territories less favored by this type of events”. They chose seven: Cartaxo, Seixal, Seia, Setúbal, Penacova, Tomar and Ponte de Sor. Each one will be entitled to an extended weekend, from Friday to Sunday, full of gastronomic offers served by an average of ten food trucks.
They take “food from the world, from countries that are often far away” – Argentina, Taiwan, Venezuela, Italy, Brazil, the Middle East, Germany… – but they also aim to promote local delicacies. In this sense, will work together with the restoration of each point on the map, even a long past for the sector “which has had so many difficulties in the last two years”, they emphasize. One of the food trucks exclusively for this menu.
The initiative contemplates other flavors in addition to food, seasoning the gastronomic experience with entertainment that are valid for all tastes and ages. In the parallel menu between an ever-present DJ, street artists and concerts – like the one by the UHF right at the start (in Cartaxo, June 4th, at 9:30 pm).
Articulated with local authorities and organizations from the places where it passes, the Street Food Tour can also be combined with boat trips, extreme sports or workshops for children, or become part of local events: in Tomar, it joins the Festival of Street Arts; in Seia, to Jazz & Blues; in Ponte de Sor, to Hot Air Balloons.
Moved by the motto Mobility and Sustainability and designed to be held annually, it has free admission and invites the whole family. The puppies at home are also welcome: “we even have a dog corner for people to feed and drink to dogs”, says Fátima Moura.