Gourmet Festival Düsseldorf

Gourmets head for Düsseldorf this weekend, because it’s time for the 10th Gourmet Festival. Located around the Königsallee, the festival is supposedly Europe’s biggest open-air food festival.

The festival stretches from Graf-Adolf-Platz to Corneliusplatz on both sides of the Stadtgraben (aka „Kö-Graben). Food trucks, caterers, manufacturers and wine sellers offer their goods. Buy a glass of wine, sit next to the stream and enjoy the evening. There are over two hundred vendors.

Gourmet Festival in day light

This is of course not an ordinary street festival with two food trucks selling curry sausage. Nor is it one of the more modern ones that offer experimental food and plenty of vegan options. In fact, most of vendors sold wine and cocktails. Finding something to eat wasn’t easy. Something else that wasn’t easy was to find some people who arrived later at the festival. It’s probably a good idea to just go with a smaller group to the Gourmet Festival 😉

There’s a list of vendors on the website of the festival. Not all vendor names are self-explanatory. Toilets are at both ends of the festival.

While the official opening hours are 11am to 10pm, drinks were available past that date and the music was only cut off after 11pm.

In the end, I bought a vegan steak (photo). I didn’t drink wine, nor did I eat an oyster. The steak was quite good – not sure if it was worth 15 euro, but I liked it.

Fake meat vendor
Fake meat

Gourmet Festival Location

Official website

Opening hours
August 26-28, 1pm-10pm (Fr), 11am-10pm (Sa), 11am-8pm (Su)

Public transport
Tram 709 from Düsseldorf main station (8 minutes)

Meat vendor
People eating oysters
DJ at Gourmet Festival
Gourmet Festival vendor
Gourmet Festival vendor
Gourmet Festival vendor
Gourmet Festival vendor

Mia Jaap

Journalist, developer and passionate about Japanese and Korean language. Loves to travel in Japan, but is open to explore the major and lesser known sights of Germany.

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