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The Food Vendors of Folk Fest!

The Food Vendors of Folk Fest!

The seasons are changing and summer is on its way. Yes, we have a few potentially blustery days ahead here in Winnipeg, but that only gives us more incentive to daydream about the sounds and TASTES of Folk Fest. 

Once again you will be able to satisfy your cravings for sweet and savory, vegan or dairy, meat or veggie and gluten free should you need. We have brought back past popular vendors and we’ve laid out the welcome mat for a few new ones that will make your taste buds tingle!

New food vendors for 2016

Got a craving for cabbage rolls, pining for a potato pierogy? Place an order at Better Than Baba’s. We are sure their apple pierogy, topped with vanilla ice cream, will be on everyone’s favourite food lists this year.

We know that sometimes you rush from home or your campsite so early for the music, that you don’t always have a full breakfast. This year, add smoothies, muffins and French toast from Cocoa Beans Bakeshop to your list. Oh, and did we mention their menu is vegan AND gluten free?

Have you heard of the Heroshima? This popular sandwich is coming your way courtesy of KYU Grill! Heroshima sandwiches feature a chicken, pork, yam or tofu skewer served in a sweet bun on a bed of ginger slaw and finished with a variety of Japanese toppings.

Simba Safari Grill will be serving up delicious, authentic African cuisine in the Festival Campground. They've got a HUGE menu of both meat and vegetarian options, so be sure to stop by for a meal or two. 

Last but not least on the ‘new foodie’ list is Pop Cart, where you can get handmade, local, vegan, gluten free ice pops. When the temperature rises under that summer sun, this is just the treat to keep your engine running.

Returning Favourites

For those that love BBQ, be sure to check out Classic Car-B-Que for European hot dogs and juicy farmer sausage burgers. And don’t miss Lovey’s BBQ & Smokehouse for their popular pulled pork and simmering smoked chicken. If meat isn’t on your menu, you can get one of the most popular veggie burgers in town at Boon Burger and wash it all down with an organic ice tea or lemonade.

If you’re looking for some worldly flavours, be sure to check out East India Company for Masala, Korma and Lassie. Sukothai offers delicious rice rolls, spring rolls and Pad Phet, Pad Puck or Pad Thai. The Santa Lucia Greek booth is back, along with their pizza booth. Speaking of pizza, The Red Ember’s big red truck will be in the Festival Campground again in all its wood-fired pizza glory.

What do you do when you’re in a hurry to get to the next show, but your tummy’s grumbling? Grab a warm wrap of the good stuff from Burrito Splendido, or maybe a fish taco from The Walleye Wagon. A loaded Skinners hot dog is always a tasty option for folkies on the go.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Kawaii Crepe, house-made goodies from Chocolatier Constance Popp or an ice cream from the Forbidden Flavours truck. And what would your festival experience be like without your annual (compostable!) cup of Lemon Heaven?

Your favourite snack vendors will be back. Get hemp snacks at Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, coffee at Green Bean Coffee Imports, your kettle korn at Gramma’s Kettle Korn. And yes, there will be Whales Tails! In the Festival Campground, campers can get those fingers sticky with Jonnies Sticky Buns or vegetables and fruit from the Food For Folks organic market.

Performer schedules won’t be out for a few months, but now you can start planning the meals that will fuel your festival experience! Click here to view each vendor's menu. 

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