This is the 4th or 5th Eat Street Barcelona. Unlike the previous incarnations, this one was in a public space. The public space part is important because Food Trucks are not permitted in Barcelona. (Whoever attended the inaugular BCN Start Up Kitchen event at betahaus will have had the pleasure of listening to Joe Littenberg turn the harrows of getting the Ajuntament de Barcelona to issue permission for their event into a stand-up comedy routine.)
It’s almost inconceivable that the first Eat Street took place a mere 6 months ago because this event looks, smells and even sounds (thanks to DJ’s Jo Cultrera and Matuke) like a food truck veteran. Trucks and stands manage to serve the huge crowds of people all day and into the night. Quite a lot of trucks actually (many of them with lovely quirky branding – like Reina Croqueta) considering they are not permitted. Talk about optimists and who out there won’t agree with me that what the world needs now more than anything is optimists?
I finally got to try a superlative sandwich from Caravan Made – pork and ginger and it was dreamy. The twins had strawberry and lemon ice cream from Gela’t with a scoop of sweet cheese, figs, and walnuts for me. Sweet cheese, figs, and walnuts (oh it was good, it was very very good). And there was an excellent selection of coffee.
A fantastic day out. And I am optimistically going to say, it was so good that Barcelona will have to say “Yes, we want this here to stay.”