Food and Drink
Food and drink during Boulevard
We satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst. And we do it in our soulful Southern way: with gusto. You will find lots of mouth-watering goodness in the central festival square and the Josephkwartier. Restaurants, foodtrucks, bars, the barista beetle and sidewalk cafés. From luxurious to simple, from fish and veggie to steak, organic fries and ice cream, from lunch to supper, from champagne to syrup and tap water.
The square this year features some new food and drink places alongside your old favourites. FAAM is back, with its famous tasty bites. KIEP can be found inside SPOT, and will also be serving smaller dishes. SPOT is the place for a quick and easy bite in between shows.
We continue the Flemish touch offered by LOF. LOF serves mussels, skate wings, lamb tajines, gnocchi pie or risotto cakes with a nice wine. And this year LOF opens for lunch as well! From the opening of the festival terrain (12.00) you are welcome here for a nice poke bowl or some shrimp croquettes.
And down the road at the Josephkwartier, you can enjoy a plateful of North-Africa. Alongside their lovely tajines and couscous, they offer lots of vegetarian options and plenty of little snacks.
Restaurants on wheels
There will be a number of foodtrucks rolling up alongside the more permanent restaurants beneath the trees in the square. A returning favourite is Bollyfoods, which serves super-tasty samosas and curries. To beat the heat there’s an ice cream van; a chippy serving fresh fries and lots of veggie snacks; and the barista beetle offers a lovely brew and brownie.
Quench your thirst?
For serious thirst let’s go to the Special Beers Bar, to savour a Leffe, Hetog Jan Weizener, Tripel Karmeliet or Pauwel Kwak, learn all about froth from a Beer Master and enjoy a masterclass. On the other side of the terrain, right below St John’s is the Winebar we all know and love. True to tradition, they serve the best wines to accompany the best view.
A new place for drinks is the Pleinbar. Beneath the Boulevard-windmill you will find this newly refurbished bar that caters to groups big and small.
Last but not least…
This year we’ve got some great news for underage café-dwellers! The Kid’s Kafé: a non-alcoholic little place with toddler-sized bar stools and snacks, and Fristi on tap. The Kid’s Kafé also welcomes young guests from the moment the square opens, at 12.00.