Top Bites at Bonnaroo 2013
From June 13-16, Bonnaroo 2013 attracted 80,000 people to a large farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Wrapping up its 12th year, the music festival had acts to please every musical taste. From indie darlings like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Walk The Moon, R&B old and new from Wu-Tang Clan and Kendrick Lamar, to classic powerhouse acts such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and the indomitable Sir Paul McCartney, the attendees were dancing from dawn to well past dusk for all four days of this mega festival.
That kind of rocking out will build up a huge appetite, and Bonnaroo did not disappoint in its edible options. Vendors could be found both inside the Centeroo stage area and outside lining the campgrounds and thoroughfares leading to the festival hub.
Standard fair food such as corn dogs, funnel cakes, and fries were easy to find. More specialized vendors shared space among them, serving up bites of gator or yakisoba. The Food Truck Oasis offered unique dishes in perfect walk-and-eat portions.
While there was more than enough delicious food to fuel those four crazy days and nights, the award for tastiest festival dish had to go to the Amish Baking Co. doughnuts. These rings of dough, hand dipped in a sweet glaze piping hot from the oven, were fluffy, chewy, and downright heavenly. (Full disclosure: we ate three of them.) Check out the slideshow for some great dishes being served at Bonnaroo 2013!