Byron Bay Blues Festival Food –
Refuel and Re-energise.
While Byron Bay Blues Festival is all about the music, we can’t forget the Byron Bay Blues Festival Food Trucks! Delicious food, flavourful drinks, and sweet treats make our world go round. Sustenance is key during Blues Fest, necessary to help us keep our stamina and strength as we quest to see as many live bands and performances as we can each day.
There are so many food options – about 35 at last count – so follow our tips to enjoy the quintessential Byron Bay Foodie experience. You might just meet a Sienna team member in the queue!
My personal favourite, there is no more poignant festival food than a plate of Govindas vegetarian. The special features jasmine rice, mixed vegetable curry, split mung bean dahl, savoury vegetable puffs (Kofta balls), fresh tomato and herb chutney, lentil tortillas (pappadam), a sprinkle of salad, semolina fruit pudding with custard (Halava) AND a drink of home made ginger and mint lemonade. For about $12, it’s a dream come true, satisfying all your taste buds. (Vegan options too.)
Silver Bullet Cafe
Looking for chai or a hot chocolate, or perhaps a fruit-infused Vitamin Water? Need a breakfast-style veggie-filled wrap at lunchtime? Stop here. We love the Mexican Breakfast of spicy beans in a sealed tortilla. When food and drink is served from a super-shiny silver 1964 Airstream Caravan, we’ll have one of each please.
Eat it with chilli, or without, this is a Byron Bay tradition. One slice will do, but two is better. The pesto topping inspires our own pizza making efforts at home but never have we tasted a pizza as good as this. Great for a quick hit in between meals, or as a carbohydrate-loaded dinner to keep you dancing and singing all night long.
Byron Bay Organic Donuts
Take your pick from a traditional, blackberry, or chocolate organic sweet donut. Mammoth in size, why not split one with a friend? These things make your mouth water just looking at them. Perfect for sustaining blood sugar levels in the late afternoon between bands. I’ve heard them described as ‘food for your soul’. What better food to nourish and nurture your body with on a glorious Easter weekend?
Ilias the Greek
Needing a sweet something to prop you up between meals? THIS is your place. Ilias the Greek is a local food company based in Billinudgel (just across the highway from Blues Fest) where they make divine Greek treats. Around here, he’s known for making the BEST Halva (tahini-based sweet) in the Southern Hemisphere, along with Nougat (Mandalato), Pastelli and Baklava triangles. Rumour has it that there will be 50 kg of Halva ready for us but be quick – Ilias the Greek won’t be a local’s best kept secret for long!
The most refreshing drink you’ll ever have (we guarantee it), Ginger Necktar is made right here in Byron Bay from the freshest natural ingredients. The Original Ginger Necktar is packed full of this health-giving root vegetable, tickling your tonsils as you sip it down. If you prefer your drink to be a little less ‘therapeutic’, the Ginger & Cranberry Necktar balances ginger spice with a bucketful of freshly juiced Cranberries. Either way, these Ginger Necktars are the perfect antidote to late night chats with your best girlfriends, and dancing till dawn. If you find yourself craving more of this delicious drink post-festival, it can be found in local shops and now in selected retailers in NSW, QLD and Victoria too. Visit their website to find a stockist near you.
We’d love to know YOUR favourite Byron Bay Blues Festival Food Truck Feast too!