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
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, the waffles are delectable, and the combination is INCREDIBLE.
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.
Magnolia: a beautiful flower or a delicious bakery. Unless you’re a botanist, you’ll be happy to know we’re talking about the latter! This bakery is credited with starting the cupcake craze in the 1990s and twenty something years later there are still lines out the door. Don’t miss the pudding because, like the great Gwen Stefani once said, this shit is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s!
The Mister Dips airstream usually posts up at Williamsburg’s newest hotel, but they are spending the Gov Ball weekend with us. Make sure you stop by for a lil’ burger and fry action. WHEN I DIP, YOU DIP, WE DIP.
Simply put – Dough is the best doughnut producer in all of New York City. Their OG Bed Stuy location and their Smorgsaburg booth often times have lines to the steps of Russia, but that’s because these doughnuts are incredible. Whether it’s the classic glazed or the hibiscus or the salted chocolate caramel or everything in between, it’s delicious and should be eaten immediately and even writing poems about them is totally acceptable. Make sure you DOUGH’nt sleep on these!
You might know GODIVA for their delicious Belgian chocolates. This summer, they’re bringing their freshly-made Chocolixirs (think indulgent frozen chocolate and strawberry shakes), soft serve (yes – GODIVA chocolate. Frozen. In a cone.), and chocolate-dipped strawberries to Gov Ball for the ultimate OMG treats.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.
Gone are the days of a simple PB&J. Make Sandwich takes the sandwich game to a whole new level. Their creations will blow your mind and, honestly, change your life. You gouda try them out. Stop by their tent and learn how to hack lunch.Visit Website
Here’s what you should know about Mario by Mary. A) It’s run by world renowned chef Mario Batali and caterer to the stars Mary Giuliani. B) it’s Italian-fast-casual. C) Their sandwiches are described as “whimsical,” “mouth watering,” and “un-f’ing-believable.” D) Gov Ball scored a huge home run by getting this place at the festival. E) Eat here.Visit Website
Delicious lobster, crab and shrimp rolls — all fresh from Maine. Freshness + Seafood + Deliciousness = party in the mouth.
Have you been to Momofuku Milk Bar? If yes, then you know about their epic cookies and pies. If no, then we ask this question: “Respectfully speaking, what is wrong with you?” Their baked goods are amazing, and they will be a sweet addition to your Gov Ball day (pun intended).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
“Come all without, come all within, You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn” – Bob Dylan
While we’re pretty sure that Bob Dylan didn’t write his famous song after this truly epic BBQ joint, our money is on someone writing a song about it soon. Why? Because it’s f’ing amazing and delicious and few things in the city and galaxy are better. There’s always a line out the door at their East Village location or at their Brooklyn Flea booth and for well deserved reason – the food is just that good.Visit Website
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
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
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
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.
Everyone likes tea. Why you ask? Because it can be made with really anything and as a result taste like anything. The folks at Tea and Milk take these flavors and varieties super seriously. Using flowers, fruits, and other pairings, they conceptualize one-of-a kind bubble teas and the results are incredibly delicious and amazingly Tast-TEA.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
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.
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
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
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
Don’t worry – we’ve got the best of the best for all you herbivores out there. Unbelievably delicious salads from Farmstand with the freshest local ingredients. These salads have Chris Traeger’s seal of approval. That’s how you know it’s good.
Pizza is a food item that consists of…just kidding. We all know what it is, and we all love it. And if you don’t, we are so sorry for what you are missing out on. Neopolitan Express is a green minded mobile restaurant that serves amazing, quick, delicious, and healthy pizza to the masses of NYC pizza freaks. They feed hungry folks while helping save the planet. What could be better? Nothing. Except eating this right now. Brb…Visit Website
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
The word Tacombi is comprised of two words:
“Taco” meaning delicious tortilla rolled or folded around a filling.
“Mbi” meaning SO EPICLY GOOD THAT THEY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND SING TO THE HEAVENS.
When combined, these two words do special things. In your mouth.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
You may have seen Landhaus at Smorgasburg or the Brooklyn Flea (they are the vendor with the lines that extend to the steps of Russia). They offer burgers, sandwiches, lettuce wraps, tots, and cheesy tots. Plus, it’s farm-to-festival-fork. And what’s not to love about that?!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
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
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
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 that we can all cry of happiness about!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
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 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
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
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
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.
This is pastrami like you’ve never seen (or tasted) before. As in, pastrami nachos. We’d explain it to you, or you could just look at it. And yes, it does taste as good as it looks. More of a traditionalist? The pastrami sandwich is your move – it might just be the best one in the city.Visit Website
Philly only has one thing on NYC. Literally only one. And that one thing is the Cheesesteak. We have great respect for our Philly brethren, and we have great adoration for delicious food, so we’re stoked to have Phil’s Steaks on-site slinging delicious cheesesteaks.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
Sushi. Burrito. Sushi Burrito. Sushirito. Whatever you call it, this is a giant roll of sushi that you can hold in your hand while simultaneously fist-pumping. And that’s as much of a win for your dance moves as it is for your Instagram.Visit Website
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A family run business specializing in delicious festival foods and snacks. From ribeye sandwiches and foot long hotdogs to fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed lemonade and fried Oreos, we have everything you’re looking for under one tent.
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
Some more caribbean food does a body good, and Excell’s Kingston Eatery makes some of the finest jerk chicken and roasted fish around. Some might say they “Excel” at cooking delicious Jamaican food ;), but we say they just nail it.Visit Website
Dan and John’s Wings is located in the East Village and they specialize in organic vegetables. Just kidding, they do wings and they do them damn good. The Yelpers, MenuPagerers, Facebookers, and Twitterers all agree, with rave reviews all across the board on their flavorful wings and mouth watering sauces. You like it sweet? They got you. You like it spicy? They got you. You like deliciousness? They got you good.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
Korean food is amazing. Tacos are amazing. When combined, the result is super duper amazing. We could go on and on about how amazing these tacos are, but why not take this copy writer’s word for it? Seriously though, this stuff is real legit.Visit Website
The Infatuation is our go-to for restaurant recommendations in NYC, which is why we’ve partnered with them once again to curate the food lineup at Governors Ball. Head to The Infatuation Village near the East Entrance to get your mouth around some of the best food at the festival: Roberta’s, Taiyaki (Soft serve in fish shaped waffle cones), Tacombi tacos, Dough Donuts, La Newyorkina and Mister Dips burgers and fries. Plus, The Infatuation Snack Cabinet has all your favorite childhood treats (for free), and there will be a photobooth for all your selfie needs. Let’s #EEEEEATS.
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, Miller High Life, Smith & Forge Cider and more, with lawn games to play and hammocks to kick it. It’s gonna be a good time.
Game of Thrones Bend the Knee Golden Ale
Tropical Torpedo IPA
Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
12th of Never
There will also be select craft beer stations on site, offering a tasty bevy of options by the Ommegang Brewery, Sierra Nevada, and Lagunitas.
Our 2017 cocktail program will feature the Tropical Rum Punch by Bacardi, Pablo Honey by Tito’s Vodka, Don Julio Paloma and more in our three 21+ GA liquor gardens and all VIP lounges.
Bacardi Tropical Rum Punch
A crowd-pleasing infusion of Bacardi Banana, Bacardi Superior, coconut water, orange juice and simple syrup, the Bacardi Tropical Rum Punch will get you ready for all the amazing sets on the Bacardi Stage and the surprises to come next door at the Casa Bacardí!
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 the new 21+ Oasis!
Don Julio Paloma
The Don Julio Paloma has you covered with this refreshing delight with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and lime juice, a splash of soda water, and Agave nectar all mixed with Don Julio Blanco. Visit the 1942 Truck out in our new 21+ Oasis!