We love good food that’s good for our community – and our environment, too. It is our goal to work with local partners to share a variety of healthy, ethical, affordable and sustainable food choices at all of our events throughout the year and at the summer festival.
Find out more about how we feel about food by reading our food philosophy.
Variety of sweet/savory/vegetarian and meat perogies
Ground beef/vegetarian and rice cabbage rolls
Vegan burgers, salads, Boon dog wraps
Vegan soft serve ice cream
Organic iced tea
Variety of meat and vegan burritos, including a breakfast burrito
Fresh, all natural house-made milkshakes popsicles, ice cream cookies and chocolate drinks
European hot dogs
Farmer sausage burgers
Fries and poutine
Vegan, gluten and dairy-free French toast, muffins and smoothies
Organic fruit and vegetables
Locally roasted organic specialty coffee and ice cream
Cookies and sweets
Cold crew coffee and iced chai
Cinnamon and breakfast buns
Coffee, tea, juice, coconut water, aloe water
Sweet and savory crepes
Heroshima sandwiches – chicken, pork, yam or tofu grilled skewer served in a sweet bun, on a bed of ginger slaw and finished with a variety of Japanese toppings
Freshly squeezed lemonade
Homemade baked beans and coleslaw
Deep fried pickles
Hemp heart bites, bars and smoothies
Locally made vegan, gluten-free ice pops
Veggie or meat gyros
A variety of meat and vegetarian authentic African cuisine.
Hot dogs, veggie dogs and smokies
Hamburgers and chicken burgers
French fries and poutine
Vegetable rice rolls and spring rolls
Pad Phet chicken
Pad Puck with deep fried tofu
Pad Thai chicken
Skewered pickerel fillet coated in Panko and deep fried
Home fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemon
Fry-bread with various toppings
Meet your friends for a drink at the Big Rock Tavern and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Patio in the Festival Village or the Liquor Marts Tavern and Patio, located so close to Big Bluestem that you can see and hear the show.
Bottled water will not be sold by vendors in an effort to reduce the festival’s ecological footprint. How? By using water from the tap instead of drinking water out of manufactured bottles, we reduce consumption of fossil fuels used to produce plastic bottles and the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere when the bottles are transported. And, we’re keeping thousands of plastic bottles out of landfills! Every time you visit one of the many water taps on site, marked by tall blue flags, you’re filling up your reusable cup with cool, clean drinking water.
Meals are served on reusable plates. When you’re finished, simply visit a Plate Return station to scrape your scraps into a compost bin and feel good about helping divert waste from landfills! The plates are washed at a backstage facility to avoid driving them to the city to be cleaned, further reducing our carbon footprint. We use an industrial composting facility, which means we use can collect more items than a backyard compost can. We are happy to say that all disposable items given away by our food vendors are compostable too. Cups, cutlery, napkins – you name it, we can compost it!
Scrape your plate and throw your compostable cutlery, cups and napkins into the composting bin at one of the many new waste stations on the festival site!