Mediterranean Platter from Timi's Greek Food
We kicked off our festival experience with a Mediterranean platter ($13) packed with folk favorites: spicy black bean hummus, garlic hummus, grape leaves, tabbouleh, olives, cukes, tomatoes, and pita.
Ben & Jerry's
What would a New England summer music festival be without Ben & Jerry's? In the spirit of National Ice Cream Month, we ordered a particularly drippy cone: Cherry Garcia and Mint Chocolate Chunk ($4).
Tacos From Tallulah on Thames
The popular Newport restaurant had a "farm to taco" mobile cart on site with burritos, tortas and tacos. The beef and chicken tacos ($4 each) were way better than standard festival tacos, and won our hearts as best in show! The ingredients are sourced locally, too: beef from Blackbird Farm, chicken from Pat's Pastured, produce from Schartner Farms, and tortillas made by Cinco de Mayo.
Salmon Slider from Little Billy's Gourmet Food Truck
Little Billy's, a Providence and Barrington-based food truck, had a fun menu with fried clam strips, meatball sliders, and more. We chose the salmon slider with cucumber and dill ($9). Nice and moist, albeit a bit bread-heavy.
Little Billy's Gourmet Food Truck: 286 Maple Ave, Barrington, RI; Follow @littlebillys
Beer from Newport Storm
Newport Storm was the official beer of the Newport Folk Festival, and served three varieties: Summer Hefeweizen, Hurricane Amber Ale, and Rhode Island Blueberry ($7). The blueberry was enjoyed by both Summer and Amber fans alike.
Glazed Nuts from The Nutty Bavarian
The Nutty Bavarian was the only booth at the festival offering free samples of cinnamon-sugar-spice-glazed nuts, and it worked like a charm. We ended up walking away with a cone of the softer cashews and one of the harder almonds (2 cones for $9). Super addicting, and best consumed while listening to the wonderful Charles Bradley.
Yaki Soba Chicken from Naked Fish Sushi
A platter of yaki soba chicken ($11) was warm and slightly greasy, all the better to give us strength for the rainy drizzle ahead.