POW! WOW! Rotterdam: food for thought, food to eat

A festival without food trucks can no longer be called a festival in 2019, so we only can do POW! WOW! Rotterdam right when we’re inviting some. Sunday 15 September these entrepreneurs can be found at our food court on the side of Afrikaanderplein. Be welcome for tasty fries, delicious coffee, or fresh ice cream.

IJsbaron van Bokhoven
Sixteen years ago many people stood in line at the Boterbrug in Delft to think about which ice cream they would choose. In 2003, brothers Dick and Cees van Bokhoven stopped making ice cream and their building was sold. But no longer worrying; son Wiert brings the sweetyness back with his new ice cream truck, in which he drives through Rotterdam and Delft. And yes, you can find it on our festival grounds!

Ketelbinkie Koffie
“The taste of Rotterdam” can be read in giant letters on the website of Ketelbinkie Rotterdam. Steven Tacq has been looking for the best and tastiest coffee every day for 15 years. He is a true hard worker from Rotterdam with a huge passion for coffee and tea. His mission is: inspire, let people enjoy and share knowledge. This is one that you must taste!

Sawasdee Thai Food
If you feel like Thai-made food, then you are at the right place at Sawasdee. Shrimps? Check. Chicken flowerbeds? Check! Gluten-free noodles? Yes, of course. After more than eight years of experience in Thai restaurants, they started selling from their food truck. They were even in the top 10 of 24 Kitchen’s Best Food Truck Awards 2018. You can come and taste why!

Wood Pizza
Wood Pizza & Grill makes hand-turned, wood-fired oven pizzas and classic American style BBQ dishes from the charcoal grill served from unique trucks and trailers. On POW! WOW! they come to serve wood-fired pizzas from their latest pizza trailer. I hope it tastes well!

Minnies
And for people who aren’t dare devils when it comes to the festival cuisine, there is of course also just fries. Or ‘patat’, as they often say in Rotterdam. But then very tasty. Minnies gives you that crispyness. So if you looking for the only other golden-yellow treats that are available outside the bar, you have to be here!

Enjoy your meal!

Stroll along the water and see SMOK at work!

If you’re coming from the center of Rotterdam, the quickest way to POW! WOW! Rotterdam is taking metro line D or E to Rijnhaven station. If you step out one stop earlier at Wilhelminaplein though, you’ll come up right at the corner of the first painting of the festival, made by Belgium’s own SMOK!

Photos by Martine Kiers

And it’s a special treat too, ’cause this artist isn’t painting a mural, but the entire side of a boat! The Sterre Marlijn is coming alive with his portrait of a marlin, and SMOK himself is developing some serious sea legs. Catch him at work by walking towards the water, and see this vessel change into a floating work of art before your eyes.

Afterwards, you can either head back into the subway system, or take a walk along the water straight to Rijnhaven. But don’t forget to tell SMOK we said ‘Hi!’

Banlieue x POW! WOW!

SURPRISE MERCH DROP! 🔥 The Rotterdam based streetwear label Clan de Banlieue has an exclusive POW! WOW! Rotterdam crewneck (€ 50) and t-shirt (€ 30) dropping today! The clothing line will be available in our pop-up shop exclusively, at Martinus Steijnstraat 12, Rotterdam.

We’re open for business daily this week: mon – fri 10 – 18h, sat 12 – 18h. Don’t forget: payments by card (pin) only! 👌🏼

Oh, and with every purchase in our pop-up shop, you get a free copy of SAM 010, the Rotterdam special of the beloved street art magazine!