Gone are the days of bland burgers on stale buns with a side of flavorless fries – music festival food has gotten a serious upgrade (and we couldn’t be happier). We started to notice this trend a few years back when visiting famous San Francisco fest, Outside Lands. From the start, they honored local restaurants, beer and wine companies to showcase some of the best food the Bay Area had to offer. The emphasis, of course, was still on the music, but also highlighted all forms of art – live mural painting, stand-up comedy, and, yes, culinary art. As eaters became pickier and Instagram food blogs multiplied, other festivals followed suit, including NYC’s Gov Ball.
This year, The Infatuation (remember those famous food lovers behind EEEEEATSCON?) curated an entire lineup of popular New York foods for the festival. Time to share the spotlight, musicians! Food just might be the main event.
Here are our favorites from the weekend:
- Cookie Do – Surely you’ve heard of the edible cookie dough craze that’s sweeping the nation! Not only is it totally dough-licious, but we only had to wait 15 minutes in line for it at Gov Ball (instead of 3 hours at their NYC shop)!