Food Court

Ah, food & music, what a lovely combination !!

And speaking of combinations: even in the food court itself we try to offer you year in, year out a good variety of tastes, all of course still 100 % plantbased. Yeah, right on: fully natural meals & snacks in front- & backstage, since 1992 or 25 editions long. We might speak of having some experience, hihi...

A plant-based diet is healthier for you, the animals and the entire planet. Veganism is not just a food thing, it's an ever growing ethical movement and one of the most powerful choices one can make in life. It is also the biggest 'thing' in the green policy of (y)our fest, no matter what else we all do besides this on the matter, and yes, we're proud to say so: “ that is a lot !! ”.

As a lot of you may have noticed or heard, the last couple of years, we’ve been working with the best vegan foodtrucks & stands around as an addition to our own Ieperfest catering, Ieper hardcore Food (what's in a name?).

Regrettably we had to reject some new stalls willing to come over & had to say goodbye to some others we had before. Thanks to them for the years of giving us something to eat, we shall meet in the future for sure. But we’re damn sure we’re teaming up with some loving people & brands this edition to create our lovely 'Vegan Food Court' & to create a fingerlicking good...

Brasuco

Brasuco is specialized in Brazilian smoothies. We have juices, smoothies, milkshakes (made with delicious soy milk) and some fruit ice creams. So much choice, unseen. Try them all!!

We will also have some cocktails to hit your taste buds on the menu again. They will make you wanna dance the samba straight in da moshpit for sure ...

www.brasuco.be

De Frietketel

Real vegan fries from the best Frietkot in Flanders (they are rewarded indeed) !!!
Freshly made on Ieper Fields. Comes good with one of our three burgers we offer.

De Frietketel Facebook page

Full Circle Coffee

Full Circle Coffee is Belgium's first 100% vegan specialty coffee bar, run and operated by vegans for vegans and non-vegans all the same. We believe that brewing high quality specialty coffee is a craft, an art form even. One in which there is no need whatsoever for the use animal products.
#wedrinkourcoffeecrueltyfree

Full Circle Coffee Facebook page

Icy V

Plain fucking simple: tasty vegan ice cream made of real ingredients rather than chemical whatevers. Lactose free, egg free, but most of all ... cruelty free !!

Do I need to say more?
Yes, one MORE ice cream, please !!

Icy V Facebook page

Ieper Hardcore Food

Risen from the ashes of the fondly remembered Ferm&Fameus, Ieper Hardcore Food wants to promote the vegan way of life from taste bud to taste bud. From healthy shizzle to easy going fastfood. From back- to frontstage. From us to you. Hardcore food by & for hardcore kids. The way we love it the most !!

On Ieperfest, we provide all the band- & hardworking crewmembers three days long with a variation of lovely festmade vegan goodies in the backstage.

In the front we serve yet again our beloved pizzaslices, donuts & 3 variants of Notdogs.
And what's more: get siked for the return of the 'hot meals' this edition (subject to change):

  • Friday: Seitan stew with ovenbaked patatoes
  • Saturday: Nasi goreng with Fried/sticky tofu
  • Sunday: Vegan-au-vent with mashed potatoes

All 3 come with fresh veggies a side.

Gotta catch em all. You won't regret it !!

www.facebook.com/ieperhardcorefood www.ieperfest.com/food

Loving Hut Express

The Loving Hut Express is the first vegan food truck in Belgium and provides all kinds of festivals and events of a delicious mix of Western and Oriental snacks, meals and desserts for almost 6 years now. We stand for a high-quality, artisan kitchen; which means using fairtrade and organic ingredients as much as possible, homemade sauces, original recipes, ... Great taste comes first, but we also strive to get a nice balance between proteins, carbs and all the good stuff in vegetables, so that one has a satisfied feeling afterwards. Also because we use enough sauce where it's needed :). Healthy vegan fast food, because we can!

www.vivavega.be

Pancakes, Franncakes

Pancakes, franncakes! Two lovely ladies who'll bake your pancake with a smile the whole day long. No chance to go hungry with these delicious sweeties. Go for the all time classic or choose the full experience with the deluxe pancake and go crazy on mouthwatering toppings.

The Vexican

The Vexican, that's a Mexican fonda on two wheels in which we want to you to get to know our homemade, vegan version of the Mexican cuisine. Founded in 2015 out of love for food and the lack of dedicated veggie/vegan food trucks, we just want to make people happy by providing them with a moment of gourmet happiness. That's why we will be offering the classic Chili sin carne, our vegetable-laden Burrito Nenar, the all-weather / all-time snack Nachos tres salsas and the only-priced-one-ticket Esquites!

So please, come by, taste our dishes and let us know what you think.
Or just sober up by adding our spicy Salsa Macha Roja to your meal ;)
Nos vemos!

www.thevexican.be

Yasai

Yasai (Japanese for Ȑvegetableȑ, Ȑveganȑ) brings you delicious, plant-based & energizing food. Our mission is to make you feel happy while taking care of our planet and creatures living on it. We offer food thatȍs good for you, with wholesome, natural & mostly organic ingredients. Our dishes are surprising and creative, with pure flavours, bright colours and nourishing ingredients. And that extra little kick? Thatȍs the love we put into it and youȍll taste that extra kick love on the Ieperfest foodcourt as you bite in our cakes, cakes and cakes.

Yasai Facebook page

And maybe, just maybe, a few more ...

More and more food stands are joining our vegan team and we know you all will find your way to our Vegan Food Court & are willing to try these yummies in your tummies. And please help us out to spread the vegan message world wide ... #Ieperfestfoodcourt2017

We do hope you appreciate our efforts to bring you a splendid food line-up !!
& remember: "No animals will be harmed in the making of all this food."

Why Vegan?

Well, maybe a more sensible question would be Why not? As your fork is a very powerful tool for changing our world. In a world where solidarity is increasingly important, a conscious choice for less meat and dairy is good for everyone (a fair food distribution, if we can only end the capitalist system responsible for world hunger! Working on it…), the environment, animals and your health.

One sixth of the world population is malnourished and every year more than 6 million children die from malnutrition. Over sixty percent of the total production of grain, maize and barley is used for livestock feed. Tons of corn and millions of hectares of land brought into production today are used for animal feed. In total, the cultivation of animals and producing animal feed uses 78 percent of the agricultural space. On these grounds, we can plant and grow organic food fit for human consumption that provides all the necessary nutrients. Eating meat is thus totally not efficient: to produce one kilo of meat, we need 100 times more water in comparison to the production of one kilo of grain or vegetables. An average vegetarian needs 180 kilos of grain annually, for a meat eater that’s 930 kilos of grain (for 1 kilogram of beef, 9 kilogram of grain is required!). Meat production uses at least ten times more energy than growing vegetables.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean 'dead zones', and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

Animals are considered and treated like products. The term “speciesism” is often used and has been around since 1973. Veganism even longer: the word and the ethics behind it saw the daylight in 1944. Many decades have since passed, yet their true meaning is often unknown or unclear. There are a bunch of nice animal rights stands in the MoreThanMusic Tent here on ieperfest with all the info you need. Feel free to check them out & ask questions!

We know now that too much meat is not healthy. Obesity, cholesterol problems, diabetes and heart disease are the prices we pay for a flesh and high calorie diet. It doesn’t even matter what our ancestors ate and that we’re considered to be omnivores. Numerous studies show that vegans and vegetarians live a healthier live and get all the nutrients they need. What’s more important is our eating habits today and how they affect the world…

And if you think that meatless is tasteless, you should definitely try every single snack and meal provided here at Ieperfest and see for yourself.

Have a nice meal!