Great flavours at the DEPO Street Food Market: Come and taste the world at DEPO2015!
The creative zone at DEPO2015 will join other Pilsen institutions in opening their premises during the upcoming national holiday with a discounted admission of CZK 28. During the Foundation of the Republic celebrations on 28 October between 10:00am and 8:00pm, you will be able to visit exhibitions, join guided tours around the premises and make something in the Makerspace craft workshop. The entire former bus depot will be transformed into a large and delicious market.
This unusual gastronomic event will offer great quality street food. Don’t expect white tablecloths or dried foods. The DEPO Street Food Market will offer food lovers various tastings of the best of what you can buy on streets around the world. Jiří Suchánek, the General Director of Pilsen 2015, explains: “Our goal is to present a variety of world cuisines in the form of simple and good-quality street food. When I travel around the world, I prefer street stalls to typical restaurants.”
Visitors can look forward to an interesting mix of stalls, bistros and food trucks –especially adapted vehicles for the preparation and sale of food – offering fast but good-quality food that can be prepared directly in front of customers, is not difficult to make and is affordable. Vendors will include the Pilsen bar Amorvino with its Spanish specialities; the Anděl Café and the soup bistro Supa Supa. You can also taste food from your favourite bistros: the vegetarian bistro Satyr will offer falafel with hummus in a warm pita bread and a vegan hot-dog with home-made ketchup and onion rings, while the fresh bistro Kantýna will offer burgers, burritos and Belgian potato chips. The market will also present the original food trucks Bonjour Bistro, Dirty Dog Street Food and Hot God from Prague, who have already won over Pilsen’s gourmet crowd during the Lively Street festival. In addition to burgers and hot dogs, you will be able to taste Bavarian specialities and French delicacies including raclette; home-made open sandwiches and muffins at the Hungry stall; chocolate sweets by JS Chocolate; cheese waffles; and sweet tubes and wafers by 'Milanovy dobroty', who you might just know from the farmers' markets. Mr Bahn Mi will persuade you that the Vietnamese cuisine is not just about noodles with his offer of Vietnamese twists and fresh baguettes. The Italian specialities from the Poetry – Food as a Poem brand will be prepared by Sandra Černá; the Albrecht Street Food Circus will offer Neapolitan pizza from its wood-firedoven and grilled sausage (salsiccia) in a gluten-free baguette. Those who are keen for something spicier can look forward to Mexican and Bolivian specialities. To make sure you don’t get thirsty there will be a Pilsner Urquell stall; Papa Coffee offering fresh juices and Tutto Caffé with homemade lemonades and mulled wine. Wine lovers will be able to taste Spanish, Italian, French and Moravian wines. Besides classic coffee, you might want to try non-traditional ways of coffee-making which will go well with tasty puddings.
Visitors can also look forward to a cultural programme with live music and permanent exhibitions. You can see the giant metal objects by Čestmír Suška in the courtyard for free; or take advantage of the discounted admission price to visit the Pilsen Family Photo Albumin the Big Hall as well as the design exhibition DOMUS with works by leading Czech and foreign designers including Maxim Velčovský. You can find the DEPO2015 Creative Zone at the former bus depot on Presslova Street; it is normally open from 11:00am to 7:00pm (excluding bank holidays). Parking is available on the premises.