Food.... The good and not so memorable....

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Re: Food.... The good and not so memorable....

Postby Hotchilidog » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:59 am

jwh20 wrote:Never had anything good bar Deli-kate in the years I went.

Has anyone had any decent vegan food at all at the fest, or should I just take enough food for the weekend?


Last year I went for the burgers at the Vege/Vegan stall and they were surprisingly good, I had previously been underwhelmed in years past so that was a pleasant surprise. Never managed to get the Deli Kate special was always sold out by the time I reached the front of the queue.

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Re: Food.... The good and not so memorable....

Postby houston4044 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:04 pm

Can't remember the name of it but it was behind the wheelchair platform by main, Cheesy something, may have aged my heart a few years but it was worth it :lol:

I think the most memorable was Mexican pizza donuts myself..

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Postby Tet » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:02 pm

With no Kate this year, I'm really, really hoping Uncle Gio's will be returning.
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Postby Violently Simon » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:11 am

I don't think I ever saw Uncle Gio's, what kind of food did they sell?

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Postby Tet » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:21 am

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Re: Food.... The good and not so memorable....

Postby JPMC » Thu May 03, 2018 1:17 pm

My go to for festivals:

- Bring decent cup noodles. No pot noodles, that stuff is rank. Nissin is good as are Itsu. I bring four for the weekend

- Tinned things you can heat are generally not good, but I bring at least two tinned spaghetti as they're less bog-inducing. They heat easy too. Sod the sausage and beans off. I do highly recommend the tinned fruit though! I brought a couple of cans of fruit cocktail last year and by Saturday every inch of me said yes please!

- Trek bars or other generic breakfast bars are a must

- Coffee! Nuts to paying £3 a cup for it! I slayed a jar of Lor last year between 3-4 of us, but it was worth it. Invade Costa for sugar if you need some easy packs.

- Biggest tip: Think vegetarian. I've gone vegetarian the last few festivals and have spent noticeably less time being ill on the toilet in the campsite.

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Re: Food.... The good and not so memorable....

Postby Metalgal » Fri May 11, 2018 2:37 pm

[quote="JPMC"]My go to for festivals:

- Bring decent cup noodles. No pot noodles, that stuff is rank. Nissin is good as are Itsu. I bring four for the weekend

- Tinned things you can heat are generally not good, but I bring at least two tinned spaghetti as they're less bog-inducing. They heat easy too. Sod the sausage and beans off. I do highly recommend the tinned fruit though! I brought a couple of cans of fruit cocktail last year and by Saturday every inch of me said yes please!quote]

Thankyou for the tips! It’s been a long time going since I’ve been to a festival so I will deffinetly be using these, last I went to BOA I had just biscuits and crisps and some jam sandwiches :) I went to silverstone a few years ago too and there just as bad price wise, I have never been so hungry in my life, sharing an £8 dish of chips at the end of the trip, stupidly thinking there’d be a tescos nearby! Now older I’m much more experienced ;) how would you go about no open flame at BOA though?
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Re: Food.... The good and not so memorable....

Postby Black Wizard » Fri May 11, 2018 5:26 pm

Metalgal wrote: how would you go about no open flame at BOA though?

There are flame pits around the edges of the campsites.

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Postby ScrumpiesVeteran » Fri May 11, 2018 7:10 pm

you can only use hexi (solid fuel) stoves and disposable BBQs though, even in the fire pits.

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Postby Bizza » Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 pm

No Mr Tea's this year, balls. Always a good place for a break from the chaos :(
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Re: Food.... The good and not so memorable....

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Wed May 16, 2018 9:27 pm

Texas Smoker for me again this year, never had an issue with anything from there.

The cheesy chips place can FOAD, it gave me the boak last year!
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Re: Food.... The good and not so memorable....

Postby Black Wizard » Wed May 16, 2018 9:53 pm

CharlesDexterWard wrote: it gave me the boak last year!

I understand this, but I feel that most of the forum will not... :-P

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Re: Food.... The good and not so memorable....

Postby Haldamir319 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:49 am

Just a heads up, no Mr. Tea's this year too apparently.
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Postby ScrumpiesVeteran » Thu May 17, 2018 10:54 am

Big C's just looks like a further re-brand of what was originally Gourmet, then Gallop's Farm. Seems that a lot of the pricier traders are coming in now. No Mr Teas, Tasty Toasties, no fish and chips and no Dorset Smokery; and of course no DeliKate due to her retirement. If attendance numbers are increasing, you would have thought there would be more traders, rather than less ?

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Re: Food.... The good and not so memorable....

Postby Haldamir319 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:00 am

I really *really* hope the paella stand is back. Really good quality.
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