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Download Festival confirm 39 fabulous street food vendors

2nd May 2018 Off By Sam Warrenger

Download have unveiled a list of nearly 40 different food vendors for this summer’s event. The diverse selection of Download Festival food delights spans from vegan chilli to ostrich burgers, bubble tea, macaroni cheese, and churros.

The ever-increased vegetarian and vegan selection will include Paellaria paellas, tapas from Wolf & Guzzle, and falafel from Goodness Gracious Healthy Foods. Download have this year introduced a dedicated eco-camp, with room for 3,000 environmentally conscious campers, nature walks, and morning yoga.

Festival circuit stalwarts I Love Ostrich will bring their exotic burgers back to Donington Park this June, alongside ethically sourced kebabs from The Kebab Cartel and smoked beef brisket from The Texas Smoker.

Fancy a chilli and Marmite toastie for breakfast? The suitably named ‘Toastie’ has you covered. A brilliant Belgian brownie? Try Roaming Giraffe.

This year’s Download Festival will be headlined by Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne. Download organisers confirmed last month that disabled viewing platforms will now be available at every single stage, right down to the campsite’s rock-club known as The Dog House. British Sign Language interpreters will also be provided for the first time at the 2018 event.

Don’t have your Download ticket yet? Better act fast. A warning that weekend camping tickets are selling quickly has recently been added to the tickets page.

Check out our full list of 39 Download Festival food vendors for 2018 below.

Bunnymans Bunnychow

Bunnyman Bunnychow team at Download 2017 – Image credit: @BunnymansBunny

Bunnymans Bunnychow return to Donington Park with their South African Chilli Filled Bread. Homecooked chilli in locally sourced crusty white or wholemeal bread is their thing, or try it with their new gluten-free nachos.

Choose steak or vegan chilli, served with strictly compostable cutlery, and take a side of sour cream or houmous.

Kebab Cartel

Download Festival Food: The Kebab Cartel
Image credit: @KebabCartel

The Kebab Cartel will be bringing their ethical-yet-gangsta kebabs to Donington, featuring 28 day dry aged beef and corn-fed chicken.

With a killer selection of secret rubs and sauces, a typical Kebab Cartel menu features items such as The Notorious and The Escobar, claimed to be so hot it’s “like a time bomb in your mouth.” Delicious.

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Crispy Duck Rotisserie

Image credit: @DuckRotisserie

Fresh crispy duck wraps, in a 10-inch flour tortilla with spring onion, cucumber, and hoisin sauce. Freshly cut from a bespoke rotisserie right in the middle of the Crispy Duck Rotisserie stall.

Also available are duck fat chips, served with garlic salt and rosemary, and a gluten-free duck sharing platter.

King of the Yorky

King of the Yorky
Image Credit: Colonel Mustard In The Kitchen

At King of the Yorky, the menu is exclusively Yorkshire Pudding based. Fill your pudding with either roast shoulder of Welsh pork or English sausage.

From there, pile on a selection of crackling, creamy mash, sage & onion stuffing, onion gravy, mushy peas, or even baked beans.

Basically, this is the place that sells massive Yorkshire puddings full of stuff. You’ll see other people eating these and wonder where they come from.

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Pimp My Wings

Image credit: @pimp_my_wings

Pimp My Wings serve great tasting wings and criss-cross fries that are both entirely organic.

There’s a selection of killer sauces such The Redneck, The Lemon Hussy, Carolina Gold, and Bitchin Buffalo.

There’s also the so-called Death Sauce, helpfully labelled as ‘hot as f*ck’ on the menu. This super hot sauce is made using a blend of the world’s hottest chillies, then finished off with their own Hellraiser Habanero Ghost Chilli extract. The menu goes on to warn that “it will burn your balls!!!”

Awesome.

Rocket Dogs

The New York Rocket Dog – Image credit: Rocket Dogs

Rocket Dogs specialise in authentic American hot dogs, sold from a replica of an iconic 1950’s Airstream Trailer.

Smoked frankfurters from award-winning butchers served with a range of toppings from onions to sauerkraut.

Full list of Download Festival food

Inclusive of the fabulous street food featured above, check out the full list of 39 food vendors today confirmed by Download Festival here:

  • Bunnyman’s Bunnychow
  • Carib Catering
  • Chapter and Holmes
  • Chicken Shop
  • Crispy Duck Rotisserie
  • Eazy Cheezy
  • Gallops Farm Burgers
  • Good Food Village
  • Goodness Gracious Health Foods
  • Green Pepper Red Tomato
  • Greener Pastas
  • Happy Crepes
  • I Love Ostrich
  • Kebab Cartel
  • King Of The Yorky
  • Kitty’s Cake Emportium
  • Kitty’s Kitchen
  • Los Churros Amigos
  • Mac N Cheese
  • Paellaria
  • Pimp My Wings
  • Pizza Love
  • Ranch House Burger
  • Ravi Ollie
  • Roaming Giraffe Coffee Shop
  • Roaming Giraffe Mexican
  • Rocket Dogs
  • Shaken Udder Milkshakes
  • Sylvester & Green
  • Taste of India
  • Teabag Chiuahua
  • Teriyaki Shack
  • Texas Smoker
  • The Fruit Cup
  • The Hippy Chippy
  • The Original Beach Hut Chip Shop
  • The Roaming Rotisserie
  • Toastie
  • Wolf & Guzzle

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