Calling all foodies! The Wiesbaden Street Food Fest is a place where it is publicly acceptable to literally eat your way across the fest!
The festival at the Wiesbaden Schlachthof is one of a kind! If you love the food at German fests, sometimes it is hard to search for something delicious through all the beer and wine stands. Well not at this fest! Here the food stand is king and I was the loyal servant on a quest in street food heaven! Companies from all over Europe, from fine dining to BBQ to Vegan, came to Wiesbaden to display their culinary works of art, one food stand at a time.
Here are some of the highlights of what I ate and saw:
For my first stop I was looking for an appetizer type of dish. I had to pace myself and I didn’t want to overdo it right away! I came across a food stand from Berlin called Pan Kowalski. They offer a new food concept to show what pierogi’s are capable of when you fusion a traditional Polish pierogi with hip street food. It was delicious! It was a great balance of a fried dish but wasn’t oily at all and still felt like you were eating healthy. They were served on a bed of fresh grilled vegetables with an option of beetroot and horseradish sauce to compliment it. Check out their facebook page to hopefully catch them around Germany!
Then a complete contrast to eating insects, it was now time to check out the vegan burger stand that was in a cool silver vintage bus. Their very clever name is ‘Food V(eg)an’ and they are from Taunusstein, which is a town just North of Wiesbaden. I ordered the ‘Hipster Burger’ which had fresh bread, vegan patty, lettuce, tomato, onion and BBQ sauce. It was so good I think even a meat lover would love it! They also offered a ‘Corleone Burger’, ‘Gandhi Burger’ and scrumptious sweet potato fries.
One of the biggest ‘wow factor’ stands was the impressive ‘Peanut Butter Bacon Burger’. I hope to not disappoint, but I did not try that. However it must have been a great combination because the stand constantly had a line of people ready to get their PB-and-B-Burger on.
We were about to leave and then we bumped into some friends who said we *must* try the Italian rice balls. Okay twist my arm, I listened to their suggestion. Ran by a really nice Italian man named Francesco, the stand was called the ‘Food Agent’. I ordered the spinach mozzarella rice ball. How was it you ask? Well if loving these rice balls is wrong then I don’t ever want to be right. It tasted like a big, softer mozzarella stick filled with savory rice and spinach. If you are curious to try this at home I found a recipe online: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rice-balls-recipe.html
Author’s Profile: Gemma is a mom, a veteran and an Army civilian living in Wiesbaden, Germany. With New Jersey roots, she is enjoying her extended European vacation.
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