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You may have read about this place umm…everywhere. Or seen the lines that extend to the southernmost tip of South America. Black Tap has become an incredible urban sensation with milkshakes that are commonly regarded as the very best in the city. So good in fact that people wait in line for hours for them. And if you think this sounds crazy, you probably haven’t had their burger either. Try both immediately. Do it.WebsiteFacebook
Sicilian arborio rice balls, fried and filled with delicious items. While the prospect of having balls in your mouth may not sound exactly “appetizing,” we promise that these balls are the real deal. They are fried, they are delicious, and best of all – eating these balls won’t make you feel bad about yourself. Guilt free balls here.WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Burgers are arguably the best food item in all of food. It’s an american staple and if done right, it can bring a grown man to tears (of joy). burger joint New York is one of those places that just does it right. There’s no frills, no veggie burgers, and no nonsense. Just delicious, epic burgers that soothes a soul and warms a belly. God bless America and God Bless burger joint New York.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Here’s what you should know about Mario by Mary. A) It’s run by world renowned chef Mario Batali and caterer to the stars Mary Giuliani. B) it’s Italian-fast-casual. C) Their sandwiches are described as “whimsical,” “mouth watering,” and “un-f’ing-believable.” D) Gov Ball scored a huge home run by getting this place at the festival. E) Eat here.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
In 1998, Sean Meenan built Café Habana in an old-school Dominican diner that had been holding it down on the corner of Elizabeth and Prince long before NoLita was born. Inspired by a storied Mexico City lunch joint where legend has it Che and Fidel plotted the Cuban Revolution, Café Habana is a mix of straight-shooter authenticity and nonchalant cool. Seventeen years later, it’s a veritable institution, replete with celebrity sightings, reviewer accolades and dedicated aficionados. It’s the kind of place where old-time neighborhood denizens pull rank on beautiful hipsters for the best tables, and that’s not up for negotiation on anyone’s watch.WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Mac Truck gets unlimited bonus points. Why? Because their name is awesome and their food speciality is one of the most glorious food items that ever there was. If we could bathe in mac & cheese we probably would (looking at you @thefatjewish), but alas we’re gonna stick to eating it, and Mac Truck has us and you covered. Their mac & cheese is divine and will make you weep tears of happiness. So much happiness that you will feel like you got hit by a Mac Truck.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Asiadog began as a mobile hot dog company in July 2008 that offered beef, chicken, and veggie hot dogs with Asian-inspired toppings. Born from a love of NYC, Asiadog wanted to push the limits of one of the city’s most popular street foods by adding their own personal touch with ingredients such as kimchi, Chinese bbq pork belly, and Thai mango relish, to name a few. You may have seen Asiadog at their brick and mortar location in Brooklyn, or at the Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg, Madison Square Market Eats, Central Park SummerStage, or elsewhere around town.
Dan and John’s Wings is located in the East Village and they specialize in organic vegetables. Just kidding, they do wings and they do them damn good. The Yelpers, MenuPagerers, Facebookers, and Twitterers all agree, with rave reviews all across the board on their flavorful wings and mouth watering sauces. You like it sweet? They got you. You like it spicy? They got you. You like deliciousness? They got you good.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Ice cream sandwiches rule. And that’s what Coolhaus does – ice cream sandwiches. Since Coolhaus launched their first truck – a barely drive-able (but pimped out) postal van, they’ve been combining their two great loves, architecture and food, to create a unique line of mouthwatering desserts.WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Bluestone Lane might not be the first people to put avocado on toast and sell it to you for $12, but they’re definitely the best at it. Go ahead and add all of the toppings (feta, tomato, and prosciutto) – good for your Instagram, better for your belly. Need a jump-start for your dancing binge? Their (also very good-looking) coffee drinks will do you right.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
“Come all without, come all within, You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn” – Bob Dylan
While we’re pretty sure that Bob Dylan didn’t write his famous song after this truly epic BBQ joint, our money is on someone writing a song about it soon. Why? Because it’s f’ing amazing and delicious and few things in the city and galaxy are better. There’s always a line out the door at their East Village location or at their Brooklyn Flea booth and for well deserved reason – the food is just that good.WebsiteTwitterFacebook
Ramen Burger serves a delicious burger that uses ramen in place of a bun. Some people hear this and say “who would ever think of or eat that?!” Those people, however, are stupid (respectfully), since this offering is one of the most unique and delicious in the city. Even better than a ramen burger? Ramen cheeseburger.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
What is a Korilla, you ask? It is nothing less than a Korean grillmasta serving up a complex combination of classic Korean recipes in contemporary forms. We’re talking tacos like you’ve never had before. Tofuture, wonderbird, porkinator, and ribeye of the tiger – this Korean grillmasta will mess you up…with an array of savory and delicious goodness.WebsiteTwitterFacebook
And the winner for best burger food truck name goes to…BURGER WARRIOR. Three equally excellent options – veggie burgers, black angus burgers, and chicken schnitzel sandwiches – plus Belgian fries for all. If you’re looking for a good ass burger at the festival, look no further than Burger Warrior.
There’s a lot of talk about juice these days, and it’s not just because of that OJ Simpson drama on FX. It’s because juice, especially when fresh, is freakin’ delicious. Juice Press is one of the NYC juice strongholds that offer health enthusiasts and food lovers a wide array of delicious organic juices made from fruits, veggies, and everything in between. Some people think coffee can give you energy, but have you ever had a wheatgrass shot or a fiery immune booster? You can pretty much run a marathon or do burpees for an hour after one of those. But whether you’re into juice, burpees, or just deliciously refreshing beverages, you will dig Juice Press, we promise.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Streetbird Rotisserie is a rotisserie chicken restaurant in Harlem by Marcus Samuelsson, the celebrity chef you’ve definitely seen before. If you haven’t gotten yourself up to Harlem to try Streetbird Rotisserie’s unbelievable chicken, you can get it at the festival. Doesn’t matter if you go with the platter, or the sandwich, or the noodles – if it has this chicken on it, it’s going to be awesome.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Do you like seafood? Do you like amazing eats? If you answer YES to both of these questions than you will LOVE Seamore’s. Based in SOHO, Seamore’s is an incredible restaurant that serves top notch seafood that makes the most seasoned seafood lover gasp with amazement. How could poke be THIS delicious? How could crispy fish tacos make a grown man cry? We can’t tell you how, but you know who can? SEAMORE’S.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
The following was the most recent Yelp review at the time of publishing this webpage and it’s pretty on point:
“What can I say? I came here with my girlfriend last Saturday night, we were both drunk and we ordered cookies and cream ice cream in waffle cones. It was a beautiful, warm spring night and we ate our ice cream like a couple of giddy 6-year-olds as we strolled around the lively East Village.”
You’ve come to a crossroads. You’ve only got a few minutes to get from stage to stage, you’re suddenly starving, and you don’t know what your next move is. You could take the road less traveled – or you could go with something you know will be good. Like french fries. Pick up a basket of these and gain all the clarity you need.WebsiteFacebookInstagram
Have you been to Momofuku Milk Bar? If yes, then you know about their epic cookies and pies. If no, then we ask this question: “Respectfully speaking, what is wrong with you?” Their baked goods are amazing, and they will be a sweet addition to your Gov Ball day (pun intended).WebsiteTwitterFacebook
You may have seen Landhaus at Smorgasburg or the Brooklyn Flea (they are the vendor with the lines that extend to the steps of Russia). They offer burgers, sandwiches, lettuce wraps, tots, and cheesy tots. Plus, it’s farm-to-festival-fork. And what’s not to love about that?!WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
How many people have you met that answered “Filipino” when you asked them what their favorite type of cuisine was? The chances are very few, and we chalk this up to people not knowing any better. Thanks to places like Jeepney, NYC now has truly amazing Filipino food, and every time we tell folks to go there we get a “THANK YOU” followed by endless emojis that prove these spots are more than legit. Take a break from dancing your butts off and try something different. You will be happy you did.WebsiteWebsite
You may know Wafels & Dinges from their food trucks and satellite stands around the city or from their brick and mortar location in Alphabet city. And if you’ve ever had the absolute pleasure of trying one of their delectable wafels, you know how absolutely delicious this food is. Basically they take the best wafel you’ve ever had and add delicious sauces, fruits, savories, and sweets to it and then they give it to you and then you eat it and then you faint from deliciousness overload. It’s pretty special and you should eat this.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Are you a Match(a) for MatchaBar? To answer this question, you might ask, well, what is Matcha? Matcha is known as an alternative to your coffee, espresso, and energy drinks, delivering a calm, focused energy known for its extended release caffeine and immunity boost. Sourced directly from a family farm in Nisho, Japan, MatchaBar signature drinks are the real deal and if you’re looking to step it up in a real interesting, heady way, this is it.WebsiteFacebookInstagram
Bodi: “Hey man, NYC sucks – Mexican food here is average, and all I want is a good burrito.”
Sara: “Bodi, first off, I’m a girl, and secondly, you’re an idiot – NYC is awesome and Taqueria Diana is amazing – their burrito stands up to any burrito San Fran or Chula Vista has to offer. When I eat it I get chills because it’s a party in the mouth. ”
Bodi: “Is it a super heady burrito with organic ingredients and stuff, man?”
Sara: “You’re brain is a heady burrito, and you’ve lost speaking privileges. Their burritos are just delicious and amazing and their other stuff is freakin’ great.”WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
This is pastrami like you’ve never seen (or tasted) before. As in, pastrami nachos. We’d explain it to you, or you could just look at it. And yes, it does taste as good as it looks. More of a traditionalist? The pastrami sandwich is your move – it might just be the best one in the city.WebsiteFacebookInstagram
Some people equate Papaya King with fresh juices, hot dogs, and french fries. Others equate it with late night munchies or hangover food. Either way, it’s delicious and a New York staple. Holding down New York city street corners for decades, PK embodies NYC and will be representing well at the festival. Forget Burger King – come hang with the real King…Papaya King.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Born from a love of good food, live music and adventure, Pizza Nova takes pride in slinging slices to the masses at music festivals nation wide. Come say hello and enjoy a fresh hot slice between sets.
Ponti Rossi is an Italian food truck that serves up authentic Italian specialties and cuisine. You have seen them rolling around town with dozens of people running behind, all salivating at the mouth. It’s for good reason, as the Gov Ball team eats it regularly and are often heard complaining of The Itis.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
We’re never going to knock ice cream. But as glorious as it is to eat, it can leave you feeling less than ready to go jump up and down for an hour at M83. Snowdays, however, might just be the ideal music festival food – it’s got all the happiness of ice cream, with a lighter, icier touch. Plus the kind of toppings that have us dreaming for days, Snowdays.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
San Diego – home to Ron Burgundy, Sea World, and truly amazing Mexican food. Taquitoria is from this foreign land and is a rolled taco/taquito joint located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan that specializes in late night bites and all around culinary goodness.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Philly only has one thing on NYC. Literally only one. And that one thing is the Cheesesteak. We have great respect for our Philly brethren, and we have great adoration for delicious food, so we’re stoked to have Phil’s Steaks on-site slinging delicious cheesesteaks.WebsiteTwitterFacebook
You know who and what Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is – they have those buttery yellow trucks and those cozy stores around the city and people hovering around them are eating ice cream that is made from scratch. It’s really great stuff, with the Classic scoops made with nothing more than fresh milk and cream, cane sugar and egg yolks. The Vegan scoops are made with fresh cashew milk, coconut milk, cocoa butter and extra virgin coconut oil. Summer means it’s hot, and hot means ice cream, and we all cream for ice scream. Or something like that.WebsiteTwitterInstagram
The word Tacombi is comprised of two words:
“Taco” meaning delicious tortilla rolled or folded around a filling.
“Mbi” meaning SO EPICLY GOOD THAT THEY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND SING TO THE HEAVENS.
When combined, these two words do special things. In your mouth.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Whatchu know about Hong Kong Waffles? Nothing? Shame (said in Game of Thrones voice) on you. Wowfulls hails from Bensonhurst and take the amazing delicacies of Hong Kong cuisine and mix them with incredible waffles and the end result is something you really need to try. If you like Asian food, waffles, and a good play on words, you gotta try Wowfulls.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Skinny jeans, spin class, and vegan food. Each of these are insanely popular these days, but only the latter is for truly great reason – because you can eat it and it’s delicious when done right. Try Vegan offers a bevy of vegan options that let’s both vegan virgins and vegan connoisseurs choose delectable items that are both healthy and guilt free. If you’re looking for a great vegan option or if you’re looking to impress your vegan friend who won’t stop talking about being vegan, you must Try Vegan.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Sweet Chili is a Vietnamese & Thai food truck that’s been roaming the streets of New York since the spring of 2013. Chef, Lisa Fernandes, a Top Chef Finalist, prepares mouth watering dishes that entice all your taste buds to create unique, balanced flavors you cannot find anywhere else! Balancing sweet, spicy, salty & sour to engage flavor layers with every bite. Each dish also has a crunch element to keep your textural taste buds on their toes.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
The Ninja Turtles once said that few things in life are better than pizza, and we have to agree. Valducci’s Pizza is one of those NYC joints that make all pizza lovers proud, with a sicilian slice that can make the most reserved man moan with pleasure. Hailing from Staten Island, they are repeatedly voted by the NY Daily News as one of the best Pizza restaurants in all of the City. Valducci’s does it right and if you like pizza, you will like Valducci’s.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Southernmost Falafel has got a combination of everything you’re craving, all tucked into one chewy pita. Cool tzatziki and hummus counteract the savory, Sriracha-spiked falafel for a must-have-seconds midday treat. For a dairy-free option, snag a Jerry Roll. The oversized egg roll is stuffed with shredded fresh veggies, complimented by sweet and tangy duck sauce and Sriracha upon request.
Delicious roasted pork sandwiches topped with provolone and broccoli rabe, add a side of gravy fries. For the veggie only He-bros and She-bros, dive into mac and cheese, corn fritters, or cheese fries.
At Flaming Wok, you can purchase traditional favorites with a festival flair — asian burrito bowls, quesadillas and traditional egg rolls. And the Sriracha is flowing freely.
Serving hand dipped classic, jalapeño, & veggie corndogs, funnel cakes, and fresh squeezed juices. If you haven’t experienced the glory of eating a corndog and/or funnel cake at a musical festival, you haven’t really lived.Facebook
A family run business specializing in delicious festival foods and snacks. From ribeye sandwiches and foot long hotdogs to fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed lemonade and fried Oreos, we have everything you’re looking for under one tent.
A New York Times critics pick, Souvlaki GR has become a local staple for folks who love delicious Greek food. And if you are one of the few out there who don’t like Greek food, we must ask you some questions. First off – why? Secondly – do you not like deliciousness in the form of souvlaki, gyros, and kebabs? Thirdly – are you feeling okay? No matter what kind of ethnic foods you like or don’t like, we’re pretty confident you will dig Souvlaki GR. It’s just too yummy to say “no thanks mummy”WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram
Do you like comfort food? Trick Question! Everyone likes comfort food, and if for whatever reason you don’t, there’s something inherently wrong with you (respectfully). Melt Shop is known for truly mouthwateringly delicious sandwiches, tater tots, milkshakes and oh so much more. Take one bite and your mind with not just melt, it will MELT SHOP.WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram