Delicious, festival Cuisine! Festival restaurants and concessionaires will be serving a myriad of culinary delights throughout the festival including corn dogs, BBQ, Mexican, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Cajun, American, and Italian cuisine, crepes and specialty desserts, and health-foods. Beer, wine, and soft beverages will also be available for purchase. In a restricted Festival Lounge cocktails can be purchased.
In support of festival vendors and permit regulations, no outside food or beverages may be brought into or consumed on the festival site.
IT IS FROM THE SALE OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE AND THE COMMISSION THE FESTIVAL RECEIVES FROM ITS PARTICIPATING CONCESSIONAIRES AND RESTAURANTS THAT THIS MAJOR FESTIVAL MAINTAINS ITSELF AS FREE TO ATTEND.
All food and beverage sales transaction are conducted by exchanging coupons, which are purchased from coupon sales booths conveniently located throughout the festival. (Concessionaires are not permitted to accept cash at any time). Only cash is accepted to purchase coupons but ATM’s are also located near coupon sales booths. Unused coupons are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to help support the festival. Coupons are sold in strips of 10 for $10.00, with individual coupons available upon request at designated coupon booths.
Deep Ellum Texas Village
Local Deep Ellum musicians, visual artists, restaurants and businesses have created a “village” right in front of the Main Stage at Malcolm X and Main Street. Local restaurants and caterers will be selling their most popular dishes accompanied by Deep Ellum visual and performing artists displaying and playing the original compositions one would expect to find in the “hood.”
Participating restaurants in the Village include Amsterdam Falafelshop serving falafels, salads, sides, fries, homemade lemonade and more; Kitchen LTO offering steam buns filled with Farm 44 hot dogs, BBQ or Miso Mushrooms and more and the Deep Ellum Community Association hosting its first ever fresh tamale shop. In addition, there will be concessions serving crepes and various decadent desserts along with locally brewed craft beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Company.
2017 Festival Concessions
Avalanche of Flavors / Snowie of Texas
Shaved Ice Snow Cones, homemade Hot Chocolate, hot Apple Cider, Coffee
Assorted Bratwurst with 3 toppings, Latkes (Potato Pancakes),German Potato Soup, Jumbo Pretzel, Apple Strudel, Big Pink Lemonade, Hot Apple Cider
Crepes - Ham & Cheese, Turkey Avocado, Mediterranean Medley, Chicken Pesto, Nutella Banana, S' mores, Dulce de Leche Turtle, Sweet Cheese Delight & Juice Drinks
Gyros , Chicken Basket , Chicken Potstickers, Butterfly Chips, Curly Fries, Fresh Ice Tea & Lemonade, Fried Oreos
Doc's Catering & Grill
Grilled Chicken on Stick, Grilled Wings, Shrimp on a Stick, Island Veggie Fried Rice, Fresh squeezed lemonade
Elite BBQ & Catering
Turkey Leg, Sausage on Stick, Smoked Chicken Wings, Hot Links, Boudin, Hot Dogs, Chips
Flaming Grill Barbecue
Chopped Brisket, Polish Sausage, Pulled Pork, Grilled Chicken, Pork Ribs, Mac and Cheese, Barbecue Beans, Potato Salad, Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Fried Okra
Jim & Lor's Candy store
Caramel Apples, Fudge Plate, Chocolate Covered Strawberries Plate, Chocolate Covered Banana , Chocolate Cheesecake
McKinney Food Services
Jumbo Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Nachos, Lemonade
Ms. Piggy's Catering
Once Upon A Cone
Soft Ice Cream Cup or Cone, Dipped Cone, Waffle Cone, Dipped Waffle Cone, Sundae Cups, Shakes Malts and Floats, Cocoa
TCB Italian Ice
TC Roasted Corn
Roasted Corn, Cup of Corn, Baked Potatoes, BBQ Stuffed Potatoes, Peanuts, Fruit Drinks - Watermelon, Lemonade, Strawberry, Sweet Tea
The Texas Pitstops