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Festival Spotlight: Come for the Sights and Sounds at the One Journey Festival, Stay for the Food!

Food truck greeting customers
Himalayan Soul Foods at the 2022 Festival. Photo by Patrick McCabe.

Along with incredible performances and inspiring stories from refugees, the One Journey Festival on June 24 will offer a cornucopia of flavors and food from across the globe at our International Food Lane. Here’s a spotlight of just a few of the food trucks that

Fava Pot

Fava Pot Logo

Fava Pot, which offers healthy, home-style Egyptian cuisine, started in 2013. “We were (and still are) the first and only Egyptian Food Truck in the DC area,” notes Stephen Samuels, Vice President and Director of Operations at Fava Pot. Fava Pot was awarded the #2 Food Truck in all of the United States by Food Network.

Along with its food truck, Fava Pot also has two brick-and-mortar locations in the Washington, DC, area.

"When I left Egypt in 2004, I kept my beloved homeland and its distinctive home cooking at heart,” says Dina Daniel, Founder of Fava Pot. “Back then I could not find a restaurant in DC that offered Egyptian food. The Fava Pot dream has come true and I am so grateful to our partners, my team – and most especially our customers – for making it possible for us to serve you a distinctive Egyptian experience!"

This will be the first year that Fava Pot participates in the One Journey Festival. Stephen says, “We are thrilled to be a part of such a powerful and meaningful festival this year!”


two youth with popsicles
Photo submitted by MARACAS

On a Sunday afternoon in September 2014, MARACAS Ice Pops® sold its first ice pop to a girl and her mother who were walking by the Georgetown Waterfront Park. Nine years later, the business, which was started by owner Julia Padierna-Peralt, is thriving in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

MARACAS Ice Pops, which are hand crafted, are carefully prepared with seasonal, all-natural fruit and the finest and freshest ingredients. The artisanal ice pops contain no artificial flavors or colors. Each MARACAS Ice Pop is unique, with its signature flavors varying each week throughout the season. They include, but are not limited to mango, strawberry, kiwi, lime, pineapple, watermelon, pear, and hibiscus.


“We are thrilled to bring a Maracas Ice Pops trike full with frozen pops to the One Journey Festival to keep everyone cool while celebrating the courage, resilience, and contributions of refugees and displaced persons around the world. We love the vibrant and international atmosphere of the Festival!”

This will be the third year in a row that MARACAS Ice Pops participates in the One Journey Festival.

Halal Grill

Halal Grill food truck
Halal Grill's food truck

Halal Grill DC started its journey in 2010 in the nation's capital with the goal of bringing out fresh and Halal meals to the hardworking people of D.C., says Hamza Pervaiz, Operational Manager for Halal Grill Food Truck & Catering.

Halal Grill logo

“We are the First Halal Food Truck of Washington D.C., serving up the best in Mediterranean cuisine, taking traditions from the East to the East Coast in style,” he says.

Pervaiz was inspired to start his business because he has always been a food lover. Halal Grill participated in the One Journey Festival as a food vendor in 2022 and will join us again this year.

You can see what all of our food trucks have to offer and so much more at our International Food Lane at the One Journey Festival on Saturday, June 24 at the Washington National Cathedral. Get your free tickets to this full day of celebration, food, shopping, and fun HERE.


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