Introducing PE’s first Food Truck Friday

Local foodies will be get to experience a taste of global street food culture when the first-ever Baakens Food Truck Friday hits the streets of Port Elizabeth on 18 November 2016.


The Foong’s truck. Photo supplied.

This community-driven event will see a dozen food trucks, tuk-tuks and trailers showcase their unique offerings in the heart of the friendly city. From artisanal pizzas to gourmet burgers, vegetarian meals and Asian cuisine, all tastes will be catered for.

Organizers Jan Du Plessis (owner of design and building collaborative WERK) and Grant Foong (of Foong’s Asian Street Food) have come together to create an event that they believe is “very necessary for the Eastern Cape’s growing street food industry.”

Dim sum at Foong's. Photo supplied.

Dim sum at Foong’s. Photo supplied.

According to Grant, the hope is that the event will gain momentum in the city and become a monthly event on the PE foodie calendar. “This event has no entry fee and all meals will be capped at R45, with a focus on a family- and child-friendly environment,” explains Grant.

The exciting food truck line-up includes Makoy, Street Cred Chef, Fushin, Foongs, Groundfloor Café, Gourmet Girl, Wafelbak, The Munch Box and Chia Health Food Co. There will be live music throughout the event as well as activities for the kiddies. Families are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and camping chairs to make the most of the day.


The Makoy food truck. Photo supplied.

As for the beverages, bar facilities will be available from Fratelli Foods and the Richmond Hill Brewing Company.

The first Baakens Food Truck Friday will take place on 18 November at WERK on Valley Road from 4pm until 9pm.

For more information, find Baakens Food Truck Friday on Facebook and Instagram. You can also call Grant Foong on 082 367 1864 or email



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