Glastonbury, Coachella, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend… The greats!
Music festivals are all about big line ups, the sun (hopefully) and a great few days out. But why is no one talking about the food on offer? Here at Reality Box we’re big on music, but… I mean have you seen the food?!
Here’s some of our favourites…
10. Flatbread with fillings
This is a festival crowd pleaser. Souvlaki is now Greece’s most popular food on the go.
Starting with a round and soft flatbread, it is then filled with a choice of chicken, pork or grilled Talagani as a vegetarian option (think Halloumi with a more refined texture and a minty undertone).
You can then choose your toppings including lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, parsley and at Visions Festival in London you can also choose from a choice of our homemade dips: spicy feta, tzatziki or our original souvlaki sauce.
9. Homemade Crumpets
At Glastonbury, you can really find some home made delights.
One is Truly Crumptious, crumpets that are straight from Cornwall. The crumpets come with Cornish organic brie and homemade chilli jam with leaves, for £5!
8. Massive hotdogs
These dogs are the full package. Stuffed with everything you can think of, these dogs at Coachella offer a meal for two!
According to the brand itself, they redefine the American classic hot dog, and a foot long, you can’t go wrong.
As if Krispy Kremes weren’t enough, these bad boys pack doughnuts, cookies, and cream milky buns with Jasmine milk tea and Fruity Pebbles OR Cookie Monster with Oreos.
I mean… both please?
This stool at Coachella states ice cream is cheaper than therapy, and we can’t argue with a statement like that.
Sometimes, you can’t beat what you know!
Most festivals has a selection of burger stalls and vans on offer, with some great options and Grillstock BarBQ and Music Festival is no different.
In Albert Square Manchester, this is the festival of “meat, music and mayhem”. Appearing are Grandmaster Flash, Levi Roots, The Heavy, Rev Peyton and more.
This one is a festival favourite, and at Outside Lands in San Francisco it’s always popular.
The dish on show is a Lamb Paella from Gerard’s Paella, which includes lamb thighs cooked with onions, tomatoes, and whole garlic, followed by a parade of pacific seafood and vegetables.
According to the cooks, they gradually layer the dish, adding the seafood last, white fish, mussels and shrimp.
Boston Calling in Massachusetts brings in big name artists, like Jack Johnson and Death Cab for Cutie, to headline the festival alongside a roundup of the city’s best food trucks.
This is not to be missed. Pizza… but not as you know it. It’s a cheeseburger pizza topped with special sauce, onions, tomatoes, and pickles. WHAT!
Waffles over the years have been upping their game, and we appreciate it.
These beauties from Outside Lands offer fluffy funnel cake topped with crispy bacon, powdered sugar, hand-whipped cream, and a drizzle of agave syrup.
These Bacon Funnel Cake’s from Endless Summer Sweet, are a popular shout and great for a hangover!
OMG… Everything BBQ now.
LoveBox festival in London take BBQ to a whole new level with The Big Smoke, a BBQ-off between some of London’s best BBQ experts, who will be competing to show festival goers the best of their grilling skills.
East London’s own Smokey Tails, top Japanese restaurant Kurobuta run by the ex-Nobu head chef, SmokeStak will brging their racks of ribs and Miss P’s Barbecue will be making some homemade rubs and ‘slaw.
Lollapalooza is another US festival which does not disappoint on the food front.
This parmesan-truffle popcorn is thickly coated with parmesan and sea salt! Need we say more?
It’s something you wouldn’t expect to take the cinema, or have a home, and that’s the thrill of festival food!
Do you have any favourites, did we miss any out? Let us know in the comments below!