Italian Street Food Festival 2021: July 24th and 25th, the special event dedicated to the Italian street food from north to south is back in Berlin.
Pizza a portafoglio, octopus burger, panzerotti, caponata, crescioni, bruschette with fava beans and chicory, arancini, panelle, olive ascolane, burrata, cannoli, bigné, focaccia with Itailan sausage, pittule salentine, and so much more. It’s almost time for one of the tastiest weekends in Berlin, the Italian Street Food Festival 2021. At its third edition, it is going to celebrate again the richest and most authentic tradition of Italian street food. A must-visit for every Italian food lover, who won’t be disappointed by the majestically prepared 100% Italian specialities. The Italian Street Food Festival will take place on the 24th and 25th July 2021, from 11 am to 10 pm, at the Osthafen (Alt Stralau 1-2, 10245 Berlin) and will lead the way for many other initiatives signed by True Italian. Which ones? Pistacchio Street Food Festival, at the end of August, True Italian Pizza Week in September – another gastronomic tour to discover the culinary delights of Italy – and the True Italian Pasta Week in November on its third edition.
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Italian Street Food Festival: the event
The third edition of the Italian Street Food Festival is taking place on the 24th and the 25th of July, from 11 am to 10 pm at the Osthafen (Alt Stralau 1-2, 10245 Berlin) and includes the presence of 20 stands and food trucks such as Focacceria San Francesco, Duo Sicilian Ice Cream, Kuchen von Gaia and many others. The ticket will cost 3€ (free entry for children under 12) – the initiative combines the best of the Italian cuisine along with a full program of DJ-sets and radio entertainment powered by different Italian djs. Prepare yourself for the tastiest tour around the Italian street food tradition in Berlin.
Italian Street Food Festival: the photo contest
During the festival, participants will have the chance to participate in a photo contest by taking a picture during the Italian Street Food Festival, and posting it on their Instagram profile with the hashtag: #italianstreetfoodfestival. The winner will get a three-night stay for two people in a wonderful 5 stars-hotel in the centre of Palermo: the Grand Hotel Wagner. The perfect location to celebrate and experience first-hand one of the most important places for the Italian street food tradition: Palermo. Soon more details about the contest.
Italian specialities and cashless payments
For the first time at a Street Food Festival it will be possible to pay cashless for all food and drinks. SumUp, a world-leading financial technology provider in the field of digital payments, is supporting the festival and equipping all participating restaurateurs with SumUp Air card readers. This way, contactless payments (NFC), with card via chip or pin, but also via GooglePay and Apple Pay will be possible. Especially nowadays, contactless payment options are the perfect way to ensure easy and hygienic payments for both parties – visitors and caterers.
Important Hygiene rules to be followed during the event
- To be admitted to the event you must present a negative test within 24 hours or proof of vaccine or certification of healing.
- A Testzentrum will be set up at the entrance, where you can take a free rapid test.
- During the event, it is compulsory to wear an FFP2 or medical mask when not seated (i.e. in the queue of stands, at the entrance)
- At the entrance, it is necessary to present the registration through the Luca or Corona App
The Italian Street Food tradition
The great variety of street food is definitely one of the most popular aspects of Italian gastronomic tradition. Travelling all around Italy, you can taste traditional and genuine products that captivate your five senses: everybody knows that the eyes are the first thing that makes you want to taste food. One of Italy’s major wealth is the cuisine: recipes that are inspired by the tradition of the past, a fusion of customs that will be generously proposed at the Italian Street Food Festival. An event that allows non-Italians to know the best of Italy and makes Italians feel at home in Berlin, even if just for a while.
Italian Street Food Festival 2021
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July from 11 am to 10 pm
at Osthafen Berlin (Alt Stralau 1 – Friedrichshain)
Participants and specialities
BBQ Fraktion: Burger/Piadina with Pulled Pork and Burger/Piadina with Pastrami
CaffeIn: Coffee specialities
Crescioni: Crescioni (a sort of piadina filled with ham or vegetables)
Duo Sicilian Ice Cream: Ice cream, Granita
Focacceria San Francesco: Different types of arancini, “pane e panelle”, different flavours of cannoli
Isola Italia: Arrosticini, bruschette and different types of sandwiches (vegetarian too)
Kuchen von Gaia: Bignè, tiramisù, cannoli
La Frisa Fra: Rustici salentini, friselle, orecchiette, sweet pasticciotti
Manifestaurant: Grilled prawns
MedEATerannean Trip: Octopus burger, stuffed focaccia (vegetarian too) and sweets
Muntagnola: Caponata (also Vegan), Meatballs with sauce (vegetarian too), Tagliere Lucano (charcuterie and cheese from Basilicata)
Paisà: Fresh pasta with ragout, pesto, truffle sauce and more
Partenope: Neapolitan fried food
Spaccanapoli Nr. 12: Pizza and pizza al portafoglio
Zum heiligen Teufel: Panzerotti with various fillings