The NYC music festival, which took place from July 27 to July 29 on Randall's Park Island, showcased some of the best snacks in the city.
While many people attend music festivals for the music, we attend music festivals for the snacks, and we are no longer a fringe group; the food at the country's best-known festivals have dramatically improved, offering guests the opportunity to taste dishes from the host city's most exciting restaurants.
This weekend at Panorama Music Festival in NYC's Randall's Island Park, we took advantage of our favorite eateries setting up stands in one park, allowing us to enjoy eight-course meals that could include, say, a pizza from Roberta's and then ice cream from Ice & Vice, all without having to ride a subway around the city. And then there was the music that served as a soundtrack for our snacking, which was also excellent.
Below, the best bites (and sips) we consumed at the festival—many of which come from restaurants with brick-and-mortars in the city, so you can eat them, too.
Diavolo Pizza at San Matteo Pizzeria
Where to Find: 1559 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
Chicken Salad Sandwich and BLT Sandwich at Gertie's
Where to Find: Opening this fall in Williamsburg
Shrimp and Lobster Queso Nachos at Lolo's Seafood Shack
Where to Find: 303 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
Mozzarella Sticks at Big Mozz
Where to Find: Smorgasburg and Yankee Stadium
Brown Sugar Cornmeal Cookie with Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches at Melt Bakery
Where to Find: 32 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
'Bad & Boujee Mule' at Deep Eddy Vodka Trailer
Where to Find: Festivals around the country
Spicy Japanese Fried Chicken at Tojo's Kitchen
Where to Find: #95 (By Tiffany & Co), 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652
Deep-Fried Cookie Dough at DŌ NYC
Where to Find: 550 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
All the Paletas at La Newyorkina
Where to Find: 240 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012