Heading to Glasto, Wireless or Kendal Calling this Summer? Then check out our must-eat foodie guide
Festival season is well and truly upon us with mega-fest Glasto beginning on Friday. While everyone’s eyes will be on what Kanye will possibly do with his headline spot and whether Florence will pay homage to The Foo Fighters, we’ve been thinking ahead to what food to eat inbetween sets (ever the greedy ones).
From Glasto to Camp Bestival, here are our pick of the best food stalls at this summer’s biggest festivals:
Headlining: Florence + The Machine, Kanye West, The Who
Food: Chapatiman are a mainstay at Glasto and other festivals around the UK with their spicy Indian wraps which contain no artificial flavourings, animal fats, additives or preservatives but pack plenty of punch. Guaranteed to have a queue, this one is a people pleaser. If you’re not into spice, then Jumping Bean Burrito have set up opposite the Pyramid Stage, the perfect position to catch George Ezra while you’re tucking into a jam-packed tortilla. If you're not keen on meat, then Tibetan Kitchen offer up a vegetarian and vegan menu as well as more meatier dishes to satisfy your friends.
Headlining: Elbow, Snoop Dogg, Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines, James*
Food: With a smorgasbord of food trucks Kendal Calling is renowned as being one of the best fests for a feast. Seacow, Tampopo and Cereal Killers will all be feeding the masses this year so you’ll never have to eat the same meal twice. We recommend heading to the Hip Hop Chip Shop before Snoop’s set, just to get in the mood.
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Headlining: Ms Dynamite, Chromeo, Kyko, The Half Earth
Food: You can’t get better than Adam Richman’s (of Man Vs Food fame) seal of approval when it comes to comfort food and Buffalo Joe’s has just that. If you’re feeling like taking on your own food challenge, whet your taste-buds with some chicken wings and blue cheese sauce before heading to Le Bun (which has made multiple appearances on Millie Mackintosh’s insta-feed) for some French-American fare. Who will win? Man or food?
Headlining: Alt-J, Portishead, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Vaccines, Jon Hopkins, SBTRKT
Food: Not content with becoming one of Spitalfield’st most covetable seats, Blixen have now diversified into catering for festivals and they’re already taking bookings! If you’re not looking to book ahead and just fancy turning up (hangover in tow) then Little Jack Horner’s will provide you with the one and only cure for that banging headache; a sausage roll.
Headlining: Underworld, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Professor Green, Bob Geldof, Ella Henderson
Food: Covering all bases, Camp Bestival have summed together The Feast Collective with Martin Morales, Steven Lamb and Jo Ingleby acting as ambassadors. With a pop-up supper club, demonstrations and a cast of specialty chefs and stalls, we predict a riot of flavours. Head to Caravan Coffee for your pre-Pro Green brew and then make your way through Seadog, Shrimpy, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen and Le Rac Shack before you leave.
Headlining: Pet Shop Boys, Rudimental, The Vaccines, James Bay, Chaka Khan
Food: Sometimes after listening to a tonne of house music and being mesmerized by a very intense light show for the best part of two hours, all you fancy is some waffles and if that’s the case while at House Festival, then you’re in luck because Waffle On will be serving up plate after plate.
Headlining: Snoop Dogg, Rudimental, Jessie Ware, Bonobo, Cypress Hill, Mark Ronson, Little Dragon, Hot Chip, Annie Mac
Food: Burgers will always be the ultimate go-to festival food. Always. And with that in mind, if you’re at LoveBox this year, Bleecker Street Burger should be top of your list when it comes to carb loading. Go for a double burger with a side of angry fries for maximum consumption.
Headlining: Drake, Rita Ora, ASAP Rocky, Avicii, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj
Food: Tipped as one of the best sandwiches in London, take a bite out of a SubCult for a much needed energy boost post-Avicii and prepare for the rap battle ahead with The Joint who serve up pulled pork buns and chicken wings or pizza from Fundi. If you’re vegan, Ruperts Street will provide you with some seasonal, local and sustainable grub!
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