CRUFF: [kr-uff] noun
– Combination of (Cr)eam from ice cream + St(uff)ed
– A perfectly toasted, glazed donut stuffed with your ice cream flavor & toppings of choice.
Yes, you read that right. This East Village shop may have come up with the most awesome dessert of our time: a donut stuffed with ice cream. And you can snag yours this year at Gov Ball.Visit Website
Based out of Bushwick, this is the most iconic pizza spot in NYC, serving up some of the best Neapolitan pizza in the city. Expect interesting toppings like The Bee Sting which features pepperonis, honey and chili flakes.Visit Website
New Territories was created in 2016 with the mission to bring traditional Hong Kong eats and sweets with a bit of New York flavor. We know you’ve seen their Unicorn Parade Milkshake on Insta… These magically delicious concoctions are more than just a pretty picture. Do it for the ‘gram AND your tastebuds!Visit Website
NY’s own John’s Juice is serving up a one of a kind juicing experience at Gov Ball. At John’s Juice, fresh fruit is enjoyed in its natural state, right from the source. Offering a variety of classic and exotic fruits with optional mix ins, you can’t go wrong with one of these bad boys. Not to mention how insta-worthy they are. It’s all juice, no cups, ya dig?Visit Website
Are you one of those people that prefers cookie dough to actual baked cookies? Or are you one of those people that prefer baked cookies but also really love cookie dough because that shit is delicious too? 100% of the world’s population falls into either of these categories and what that tells us is that everyone really likes cookie dough. DŌ serves just that and it has quickly become one of the most in demand food items in all of the city, with lines at the Greenwich Village location often times wrapping around the block. The dough they serve is as beautiful as it is delicious and it will make you very, very happy – we pinky swear.
Ramen Burger serves a delicious burger that uses ramen in place of a bun. Some people hear this and say “who would ever think of or eat that?!” Those people, however, are stupid (respectfully), since this offering is one of the most unique and delicious in the city. Even better than a ramen burger? Ramen cheeseburger.Visit Website
Do you ever find yourself awake at 4am on a Wednesday wondering why mozzarella sticks aren’t offered as much as chicken tenders when they are equally as delicious and arguably more satisfying? We do and it’s had us mystified for years. So much so that we sought out the very best mozzarella sticks vendor in all of NYC – Big Mozz Sticks – and demanded that they be at this year’s festival. You may have seen these fine folks slinging their sticks at Smorgasburg or via Instagram where people photograph both the food itself and their faces after taking bites. If you know the deal, you are excited already. If you don’t, get ready and don’t miss these bad boys.
Whatchu know about Hong Kong Waffles? Nothing? Shame (said in Game of Thrones voice) on you. Wowfulls hails from Bensonhurst and take the amazing delicacies of Hong Kong cuisine and mix them with incredible waffles and the end result is something you really need to try. If you like Asian food, waffles, and a good play on words, you gotta try Wowfulls.Visit Website
If you don’t know what The Bao Shoppe is, it’s aBAOt time you find out. These Taiwanese style buns filled with pork, tofu, chicken, or shrimp are freakin’ delicious. Personally, we have a soft spot for the Mac ‘n Cheese spring rolls because WHO-TF WOULDN’T.
Sometimes, great things come in small packages. This is def the case of Doughnuttery’s mini doughnuts. These little bites of heaven are made with high quality local and exotic ingredients which are allow them to create some traditional (and not-so-traditional) fun and delicious flavor combinations. These unique flavors, coupled with their innovative cooking methods make for amazing and entertaining Doughnuttery experience!Visit Website
Ice cream and waffles go together like Jay Z and Beyonce, Barack and Michelle, and The OA and Homer. This undisputed fact is the inspiration behind Taiyaki, a NYC ice cream shop located in the Chinatown / Little Italy area of the city which has received insane reviews from pretty much every media outlet and critic out there. The ice cream is incredible, and the unicorn float is meant for your Instagram feed.
You know who and what Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is – they have those buttery yellow trucks and those cozy stores around the city and people hovering around them are eating ice cream that is made from scratch. It’s really great stuff, with the Classic scoops made with nothing more than fresh milk and cream, cane sugar and egg yolks. The Vegan scoops are made with fresh cashew milk, coconut milk, cocoa butter and extra virgin coconut oil. Summer means it’s hot, and hot means ice cream, and we all cream for ice scream. Or something like that.Visit Website
Delicious lobster, crab and shrimp rolls — all fresh from Maine. Freshness + Seafood + Deliciousness = party in the mouth.
Sicilian arborio rice balls, fried and filled with delicious items. While the prospect of having balls in your mouth may not sound exactly “appetizing,” we promise that these balls are the real deal. They are fried, they are delicious, and best of all – eating these balls won’t make you feel bad about yourself. Guilt free balls here.Visit Website
Cuckoo for CoCo & Co…try saying that 10 times fast. For real though, CoCo & Co serve CoConuts to Cool you and your Co down.Visit Website
Have you been to one of the Bareburger locations around NYC? If so, then you know how their organic ingredients and many burger offerings hit the spot when you are craving a burger. They got beef, they got ostrich, they got garden, and they got many more to choose from. Additionally, these organic ingredients don’t leave you feeling sluggish and blah later on. Burger is as burger does. Does that make sense? No. But these are delicious and worth trying like at least 3 times.Visit Website
Growing up, you were either a cheeseburger kid or a nugget kid. If you fall into the latter camp, indulge your childhood dreams at The Nugget Spot.Visit Website
Bluestone Lane might not be the first people to put avocado on toast and sell it to you for $12, but they’re definitely the best at it. Go ahead and add all of the toppings (feta, tomato, and prosciutto) – good for your Instagram, better for your belly. Need a jump-start for your dancing binge? Their (also very good-looking) coffee drinks will do you right.Visit Website
Who doesn’t love a good ice cream sammy? The ladies who founded Coolhaus thought we deserved some fresh new flavors of our favorite treat, and boy did they deliver. Each treat is handcrafted with hormone free, real California milk, cage free eggs, fairtrade chocolate and the freshest, most unique ingredients available. Catch them in their truck at Gov Ball and see for yourself.Visit Website
You may know Wafels & Dinges from their food trucks and satellite stands around the city or from their brick and mortar location in Alphabet city. And if you’ve ever had the absolute pleasure of trying one of their delectable wafels, you know how absolutely delicious this food is. Basically they take the best wafel you’ve ever had and add delicious sauces, fruits, savories, and sweets to it and then they give it to you and then you eat it and then you faint from deliciousness overload. It’s pretty special and you should eat this.Visit Website
Burgers are arguably the best food item in all of food. It’s an american staple and if done right, it can bring a grown man to tears (of joy). David’s Cafe makes a darn good burger (it won Burger Bash!!) that we can all cry of happiness about!Visit Website
Bodi: “Hey man, NYC sucks – Mexican food here is average, and all I want is a good burrito.”
Sara: “Bodi, first off, I’m a girl, and secondly, you’re an idiot – NYC is awesome and Taqueria Diana is amazing – their burrito stands up to any burrito San Fran or Chula Vista has to offer. When I eat it I get chills because it’s a party in the mouth. ”
Bodi: “Is it a super heady burrito with organic ingredients and stuff, man?”
Sara: “You’re brain is a heady burrito, and you’ve lost speaking privileges. Their burritos are just delicious and amazing and their other stuff is freakin’ great.”Visit Website
You’ve seen these fly guys at Smorgasburg – those delightful bites of chicken teriyaki goodness sitting in a pineapple boat or the scrumptious popcorn chicken that melts in your mouth. Get them before they fly away!
Tacos, nachos, Abuela’s Guacamole – this place has e v e r y t h i n g you could possibly want and then some. We recommend the Rajas Con Queso – it’s enough to make you melt.Visit Website
If you have any knowledge of basic arithmetic, you know that 1+1 = 2. Well, in this case, 1+1 = LIFE CHANGING. Two of our absolute favorite cuisines put together make one crazy delicious meal. If you haven’t tried this mind-blowing Japanese-Mexican street-food mash-up then you need to get on it. Because we said so.Visit Website
What is a Korilla, you ask? It is nothing less than a Korean grillmasta serving up a complex combination of classic Korean recipes in contemporary forms. We’re talking tacos like you’ve never had before. Tofuture, wonderbird, porkinator, and ribeye of the tiger – this Korean grillmasta will mess you up…with an array of savory and delicious goodness.Visit Website
You’ve come to a crossroads. You’ve only got a few minutes to get from stage to stage, you’re suddenly starving, and you don’t know what your next move is. You could take the road less traveled – or you could go with something you know will be good. Like french fries. Pick up a basket of these and gain all the clarity you need.Visit Website
Do you like comfort food? Trick Question! Everyone likes comfort food, and if for whatever reason you don’t, there’s something inherently wrong with you (respectfully). Melt Shop is known for truly mouthwateringly delicious sandwiches, tater tots, milkshakes and oh so much more. Take one bite and your mind with not just melt, it will MELT SHOP.Visit Website
In 1998, Sean Meenan built Café Habana in an old-school Dominican diner that had been holding it down on the corner of Elizabeth and Prince long before NoLita was born. Inspired by a storied Mexico City lunch joint where legend has it Che and Fidel plotted the Cuban Revolution, Café Habana is a mix of straight-shooter authenticity and nonchalant cool. Seventeen years later, it’s a veritable institution, replete with celebrity sightings, reviewer accolades and dedicated aficionados. It’s the kind of place where old-time neighborhood denizens pull rank on beautiful hipsters for the best tables, and that’s not up for negotiation on anyone’s watch.Visit Website
Are you a Match(a) for MatchaBar? To answer this question, you might ask, well, what is Matcha? Matcha is known as an alternative to your coffee, espresso, and energy drinks, delivering a calm, focused energy known for its extended release caffeine and immunity boost. Sourced directly from a family farm in Nisho, Japan, MatchaBar signature drinks are the real deal and if you’re looking to step it up in a real interesting, heady way, this is it.Visit Website
Born from a love of good food, live music and adventure, Pizza Nova takes pride in slinging slices to the masses at music festivals nation wide. Come say hello and enjoy a fresh hot slice between sets.
There’s a lot of talk about juice these days, and it’s not just because of that OJ Simpson drama on FX. It’s because juice, especially when fresh, is freakin’ delicious. Juice Press is one of the NYC juice strongholds that offer health enthusiasts and food lovers a wide array of delicious organic juices made from fruits, veggies, and everything in between. Some people think coffee can give you energy, but have you ever had a wheatgrass shot or a fiery immune booster? You can pretty much run a marathon or do burpees for an hour after one of those. But whether you’re into juice, burpees, or just deliciously refreshing beverages, you will dig Juice Press, we promise.Visit Website
King of Pops is Atlanta’s favorite handmade ice pop peddler. All of their pops are made from fresh Georgia fruit and dairy in all types of crazy flavors. Find them under the rainbow umbrella!Visit Website
You know all those backyard BBQs that you’d have in the summer where you’d eat tons of pulled pork and homemade mac and cheese and everything felt right in the world? Well, you can relive those glory days at Gov Ball just by stopping by Salt and Bone for a fab sandwich.Visit Website
Never has “once you pop, the fun don’t stop” been more true! These Mexican ice popsicles will keep you cool all day long. & what’s cooler than being cool? ICE COLD.
At Flaming Wok, you can purchase traditional favorites with a festival flair — teriyaki chicken, sweet and sour chicken, stir fried veggie noodles and delicious egg rolls,. And the Sriracha is flowing freely.
Mac Truck gets unlimited bonus points. Why? Because their name is awesome and their food speciality is one of the most glorious food items that ever there was. If we could bathe in mac & cheese we probably would (looking at you @thefatjewish), but alas we’re gonna stick to eating it, and Mac Truck has us and you covered. Their mac & cheese is divine and will make you weep tears of happiness. So much happiness that you will feel like you got hit by a Mac Truck.Visit Website
Skinny jeans, spin class, and vegan food. Each of these are insanely popular these days, but only the latter is for truly great reason – because you can eat it and it’s delicious when done right. Try Vegan offers a bevy of vegan options that let’s both vegan virgins and vegan connoisseurs choose delectable items that are both healthy and guilt free. If you’re looking for a great vegan option or if you’re looking to impress your vegan friend who won’t stop talking about being vegan, you must Try Vegan.Visit Website
Let’s get smashed…Twist and Smash’d. If you’re looking for the greatest take on the greatest starch of all time, grab some spicy spuds and tasty taters from these local Queens foodies.Visit Website
Meatoss represents a dream coming true of Chef Daniel who was born in Russia, raised in Israel and moved to New york. After 15 years of experience he decided to introduce you to his true passion and love, to serve the best quality meat to the costumer. He uses a professional Brazilian churrasco grill where heat, smoke and meat come together to receive the juiciest pieces possible.Visit Website
Another fan favorite from Smorgasburg bringing some “City of Brotherly Love” vibes to NYC. Philly cheesesteaks & cheese fries – need we say more?
In 2011, Sam’s got their start with their first fried ice cream business at a local street fair in Manhattan. Since then, they’ve been drawing many tourists and local residents to their stand, turning curious looks to delightful faces after they’ve tried this unique product. To top that off, you can create your own combination of crust and toppings! Does it get any better?Visit Website
It all started off as an obsession with fresh spring rolls, a random trip to a rice paper factory in Vietnam & a couple of family recipes. And then the infamous spurrito was born. Fresh spring roll burrito. They’ll also be serving up fresh bowls and some out-of-this-world coconut chia pudding so make sure you check them out!Visit Website
Inspired by the street food culture in Hong Kong, you won’t want to miss out on the delicious options these guys have to offer.
Serving hand dipped classic, jalapeño, & veggie corndogs, funnel cakes, and fresh squeezed juices. If you haven’t experienced the glory of eating a corndog and/or funnel cake at a musical festival, you haven’t really lived.
A family run business specializing in delicious festival foods and snacks. From ribeye sandwiches and foot long hotdogs to slow-cooked pulled port, check out the Grill for all your festival faves. Funnel cakes, fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed lemonade and fried Oreos, Four Boys Snacks comes through with literally everything. Four Boys Vier Jungen offers the best of traditional German food – crispy chicken schnitzel, bratwurst, and bavarian pretzel sticks. Guten Appetit!
Delicious roasted pork sandwiches topped with provolone and broccoli rabe, add a side of gravy fries. For the veggie only He-bros and She-bros, dive into mac and cheese, corn fritters, or cheese fries.
A New York Times critics pick, Souvlaki GR has become a local staple for folks who love delicious Greek food. And if you are one of the few out there who don’t like Greek food, we must ask you some questions. First off – why? Secondly – do you not like deliciousness in the form of souvlaki, gyros, and kebabs? Thirdly – are you feeling okay? No matter what kind of ethnic foods you like or don’t like, we’re pretty confident you will dig Souvlaki GR. It’s just too yummy to say “no thanks mummy”Visit Website
You know what’s cool about Marty’s V Burger? The “v” stands for vegan! So get yourself a vegan burger with a side of crispy fries, because we have different types of food for all you guys!Visit Website
All natural real fruit smoothies with epicly weird combinations and fruit filled waffle cones topped to desire! Plus soups, salads, and sandwiches. Who can resist a toasted bacon PB & banana? We’d say it’s fit for a King! Thank you, thank you very much.
Southernmost Falafel has got a combination of everything you’re craving, all tucked into one chewy pita. Cool tzatziki and hummus counteract the savory, Sriracha-spiked falafel for a must-have-seconds midday treat. For a dairy-free option, snag a Jerry Roll. The oversized egg roll is stuffed with shredded fresh veggies, complimented by sweet and tangy duck sauce and Sriracha upon request.
GOV BALL BEER GARDEN
Our Beer Garden by Miller Lite will feature the complete Miller family of beers, including Blue Moon Belgian White, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Sol Cerveza, Arnold Palmer Spiked, Crispin Rosé Cider and more! It’s gonna be a good time.
Our 2018 cocktail program will feature the Gov Ball Punch by Bacardi, Pablo Honey by Tito’s Vodka, Don Julio Paloma, the Aperol Spritz and more in our GA liquor gardens and VIP lounges.
Gov Ball Punch
A crowd-pleasing infusion of Bacardí Coconut, Bacardí Superior, coconut water, pineapple juice, and lime, the Gov Ball Punch will get you ready for all the amazing sets on the Bacardí Stage and the surprises to come next door at the Bacardí Bay!
The Pablo Honey is skillfully mixed with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, fresh lemonade, tea, honey liqueur, ginger beer and garnished with a rosemary sprig. Be sure to swing by the Tito’s Airstream Lounge in our Best Kept Secret!
Don Julio Paloma
The Don Julio Paloma has you covered with this refreshing delight with a lime squeeze and sparkling grapefruit soda all mixed with Don Julio Blanco. Visit the 1942 Truck out in our Best Kept Secret!
Just put Prosecco and Aperol on ice, add a splash of soda, top with an orange, and you have the unmistakable Aperol Spritz. This quintessential apertif will keep you refreshed and relaxed over the course of the festival weekend. Make sure you check out the Aperol Spritz cart in our Main Stage VIP!
There will also be select craft beer stations on site, offering a tasty bevy of options by the Ommegang Brewery, Lagunitas and Bell’s Brewery.