Lagos holds first Street Food Fest

Dozens of trucks loaded with food from Portugal and beyond will be converging on Lagos for the town’s first ‘Street Food Fest’, taking place over the first weekend of July (July 3-5) between midday and midnight.

Visitors will be able to enjoy everything from a hamburger to a burrito or a typical Portuguese ‘prego’ steak sandwich to ice-creams and cocktails – basically anything that’s easy to eat and drink without cutlery and tableware.

The fest will be spread through the town’s historic centre, concentrating mostly around Jardim da Constituição.

The idea came from Maria de Carvalho, of event planners Beat, who decided to organise “something different in Lagos: an event that wasn’t geared exclusively for tourists and could be enjoyed by everyone”.

After hearing of a successful street food event in Estoril recently, she thought: “Why not do the same in Lagos?”

“Street food is becoming more popular all over the world. It seems like the perfect thing that everyone will enjoy,” she told us.

Lagos Food Fest is being supported by the council and will have a charitable side with part of the proceeds going to Vela Solidária – the Portimão-based project that works with disadvantaged children and uses sailing to build up their self-confidence and teamwork abilities.

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