First vegan festival for me this year! I missed the Big One earlier end of Mai, but now Trix Tasting Tips was present! I was wondering how funky this festival would be. Together with a good friend of mine, who recently decided to eat no more meat, we were curious about what to expect.
At arrival we were surprised by the beachy look among the huge office buildings in the middle of the Houthavens. Everywhere sand was dropped so we took off our shoes and wandered around. We counted around some 12 food trucks: all vegan. And of course we checked out every one separately so we could choose for the best!
We saw: Jamaican Soul Food, Humus, Vegan Sushi, Aunty Tofu, Chickpea sticks, Japanese Kimchi, Indian Curries and lots of sweets, like vegan doughnuts, cakes, ice cream, cupcakes... yes, everything vegan!!
The last time when I was in an Indian restaurant I asked for a Lassi without lactose. That was not possible, so when I saw vegan Mango Lassi I immediately wanted to try. Nice, but way too much sugar for me, I only drank the half of it. The vegan spring rolls were a good way to tame our appetite.
Then, we both choose for the Dutch Weed Burger, with a chlorella bunch. Delicious! For dessert we went for vegan ice-cream. The half-an-hour queue was worth it 😊 She had even vegan whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.
The atmosphere was cosy, friendly and open. We danced some at the dance area and sat in the shade on several benches. I bought at Etsy a delicious chocolate bonbon which I knew from last year. Yummy! The Fever Tree Ginger Beer was making my afternoon complete. Oh what do I love that drink! It’s one of the only carbonated drinks I like.
The age of the visitors was widely divided. From babies to pensioners. Yes, I do think bit more women but there were quite a few men who tasted a vegan dish for the very first time in their adult’s life. Everyone was cool and chill and we had a pretty good time!
The funky part had to be the music and the artistic sphere there was around. Some stands were selling T-shirts for Animal Rights and jewelries.