Music festivals aren’t just about the music anymore – and these days the food offerings at festivals across the globe have upped the ante with amazing options like gourmet food trucks, local restaurants and big brands. If you’re planning on heading to this year’s WayHome Festival (and really, why wouldn’t you be?), you can rejoice in the amazing food available to the masses that will keep you going throughout the weekend.
Here are ten WayFood options you’re going to want to try.
If you’ve ever been to a FD restaurant you’ll know that they have a knack for throwing together some interesting ingredients and making something truly exceptional. Their food truck will be parked at WayHome, offering a menu inspired by a number of different flavours.
What to try: Captan Crunch fish tacos with guacamole, lime spiked slaw, smoked sour cream, FD hot sauce, scallions and tomato OR a Nutella bomb, with bourbon caramel sauce and whipped creme.
Fresh seafood lovers look no further. This St. Lawrence Market favourite has a roving food truck that will make your mouth water and keep your energy high all day. Their menu is short but sweet, giving you the option between tacos or rolls.
What to try: A Maine-style lobster roll or shrimp tacos.
If you’re looking for big flavours to go with the big sounds you’ll be experiencing at WayHome, you’ll probably want to check out Come and Get It. What started as a pop-up shop on Spadina has since grown into something much bigger. With four formats (sandwich, wrap, salad and poutine) and seven flavours, there’s something for everyone.
What to try: Chipotle Pulled Pork sandwich or poutine, mango jerk chick wrap or salad.
Fans of the Food Network show Food Truck Face-Off will want to check out Fit To Grill, who were featured on an episode and won. With Indian, Asian and American inspired flavours, the problem won’t be finding something you like, it will be picking between all the amazing options.
What to try: Pork belly sandwich with roasted and seared pork belly, a mixture of pickled veggies and Fit To Grill aioli and onion sprouts OR crispy smoked chicken wings with Alabama White BBQ Sauce.
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If authenticity is what you’re looking for, you won’t be able to say no to an authentic Mexican burrito or taco from Gourmet Gringos. Borne from their love of Latin cuisine, the guys behind this delicious food truck will have you saying “Vamos a comer!” with one of their to-go dishes in hand.
What to try: A burrito or taco, and finish it off with some churros.
If local and sustainable ingredients is your thing, you’ll want to check out the gourmet homestyle cuisine of Curbalicious. With a menu that rotates based on the season, you can guarantee your food will be amazing and fresh.
What to try: Fish Po Boy with panko crusted white fish, lime slaw, fresh tomato salsa and tartar sauce on a bun OR a Philly steak slider with marinated flank steak, peppers, mushrooms and cheese sauce.
Vegetarians can rest easy knowing a refreshing but veg-friendly drink option is available at WayHome. Look for the big Fresh logo to grab one of their famous cold pressed juices. An instant source of energy, Fresh will help you rock out all weekend easily.
What to try: Any cold press juice.
If caffeine is more your thing, Station has got you covered with delicious small batch brews of icy cold coffee. All beans are responsibly sourced and the brews are 100% natural, so you won’t feel guilty enjoying multiple cups of this heavenly drink.
What to try: Signature Cold Brew or NITRO Cold Brew.
VIP ticket holders will be excited to know that exclusive to them are some of The Drake’s amazing food options, including the new Drake food truck Fish Camp. A pop-up of the Drake’s 5 most loved restaurant concepts will be right in the middle of everything and feature everything from carefully crafted cocktails to bold and flavourful cuisine.
What to try: Crispy clams at Fish Camp
Of course, what kind of festival would it be if you didn’t get your hands on an indulgent and horribly-bad-for-you-but-oh-so-delicious Beavertail? An awful festival, that’s what.
What to try: All of them.