Cuisine Machine in Vlissingen
"Oke I admit; you won't find a lot of organic products at Cuisine Machine, but there definitely are sufficent healthy options. "
Cuisine Machine, the food festival of Vlissingen. This festival has a duration of 4 days and is this weekend. This festival takes place on a super cool spot, in and around the old machinery factory of a shipbuilding company. A super huge hall with also a great terrain with a lot of food trucks.
The shipbuilding company still exists, they make ships for the marine and they are part of the background decoration, which is awesome!
There is something for everybody at this festival, which makes it so nice. The festival starts in the afternoon and of course you want to bring your kids with you. Not a problem, because they can play in the 'child factory'. There is also a flying carousel for the adventures kids. And of course there is a lot of food, also for the youngest ones.
And the party continues in the evening with DJ's playing until 12 AM and in combination with the wine bar that must be a success. When I think of a food festival I think of unhealthy food and when I saw which food trucks would be there, I was afraid I couldn't write a blog about it. As you might know, I find it very important to only write about things that match with Organic Happiness. Healthy, mostly organic, natural and without refined sugars. That is usually difficult at a food truck festival, and if there would only be fried food, I wouldn't have written this blog. Oke I admit; you won't find a lot of organic products at Cuisine Machine, but there definitely are sufficient healthy options.
For example with the Poke Bowl food truck (Aloha Gaudi) they have delicious and healthy poke bowls. A typical Hawaiian dish, which was originally designed to eat the left overs. It usually is a salad with pieces of marinated fish and vegetables.
This truck had not opened yet when I was there, but with 'Where is the beef' they sell 100% plant based burgers. They want to make vegan food cool and show that vegan food does not have to be boring at all.
Nice to see that there are more and more healthy and plant based options on a food festival, especially when more people ask for it, that is good thing to do. That way you can reach an even broader audience. I also walked by 'Brothers in the hood' they also have some healthy options, like a lentil burger with cucumber and yogurt. But they also have healthier options with meat, like for example pulled chicken with mango chutney.
Cuisine Machine is a very international oriented food festival with like I said the Hawaiian poke bowls, but also Indian curry's, a Chilean steak truck, Noodle burgers, but also taco's are represented at Holy Guacemoly (love that name by the way). They also offer some more healthy taco's with sweet potato for example and Nachos with home made cheddar sauce.
And of course you will also find a bit less healthy things. If you find all that healthy food way too healthy or if you just want something more unhealthy. There is a food truck Mimi Galette where they sell pancakes, sweet and savory made from buckwheat, so completely gluten free. Still a bit healthy though.
The Cake Dealer is also present, part of Honeypie in Middelburg. They have a lot of cake, very tasty and love (not so healthy) cake. And how cool is that unicorn on the roof?!
I did enjoy something less healthy this time. I just found it too early for vegan burgers and curry, so I chose poffrertjes, which is typical Dutch. Actually they are just very tiny pancakes with a lot of sugar on them haha. Something I hadn't eaten in a long time. I did like them for this time, but also noticed I hadn't missed that much the last years. They were made by the Poffertjes man.
All by all this is a super diverse festival where they have all kinds of foods and where you can enjoy yourself for a few hours easily. Definitely when the sun is shining it is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the food and the music. They really have something for everybody, healthy or unhealthy, young or old, international or not at all, meat or vegan. There are many options. Tonight the party will continue until 12 AM, tomorrow the festival also continues from 12 PM until 12 AM and also Monday the festival is there from 12 PM until 10 PM. The festival takes place at the Machine factory terrain in Vlissingen, the address is Willem Ruysstreet 90 in Vlissingen and there are a lot of free parking spots in front of the festival.
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