You’ve probably hit your fair share of music festivals over the last couple of months. As fest regulars like Malia Obama know, regardless of who’s headlining a particular event, the success of a festival is all about how it separates itself from all the others ( just not like the Fyre Festival did.)
New York City The Meadows Music & Arts Festival is looking to end the summer circuit with a bang in more ways than one. The Meadows already has star power covered: Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gorillaz are the headlining acts, with performances from Future, local legend Nas, Migos, Erykah Badu, and tons more over the three-day show.
But music isn’t the only thing that’s going to be on full display— The Meadows has provided what might be the best culinary selection for festival foods of any concert in the country.
Meet “The Infatuation Village,” a specially curated area of pop-up restaurants, vendors, and food trucks of all tastes, flavors and regions. Put together by the popular recommendation service The Infatuation, the grounds will feature some of the biggest rock stars of the food game providing the best eats for its guests. Popular favorites such as Luke’s Lobster, Ramen Burger, and Dough doughnuts are just some of the delicacies that will reside in the village. If that’s not enough to arouse your appetite, The Meadows will also host the “FEASTival of Queens,” a collection of restaurants and food staples straight from the borough itself, specially chosen by local food impresario Joe DiStefano.
Here are four spots for your “Must-Have” list between acts at The Meadows Festival this year, and if you’re looking to purchase tickets, you can do so here.
Big Mozz Mozzarella Sticks
Often heralded as the best mozzarella sticks in all of New York, Big Mozz takes simple ingredients to create something out of this world. A clutch festival food, check out Big Mozz if you’re looking for something quick enough to eat and get right back to the main stage.
There’s nothing better than mixing culinary cultures, and Japanese-Mexican street foods is right up our alley. Takumi Taco’s arsenal of sushi tacos, nachos and rice bowls is a perfect choice for a quick grub between sets.
Sam’s Fried Ice Cream
Three words. Fried. Ice. Cream. We don’t need to say more.
The Nugget Spot
These aren’t the same chicken nuggets from your school lunch. These mini-bites come in all flavors from across the culinary spectrum, and the dipping sauces that accompany them are sure to be the wind beneath your appetite’s wings.
With so many dope offerings for our taste buds and ears, The Meadows seems like the perfect place to soak up the last of the summer fun.