Festival Food Frenzy: What To Eat At Beale Street Music Fest

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 2nd 2019 3417 0

If you’re planning to make it out to Beale Street Music Festival this weekend, you’re going to get hangry at some point. If you want to stay in the park, don’t worry, BSMF has you covered with some of the best festival food in the land. We’re talking both Memphis food stands and traveling music fest staples.

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Here are my top picks for what to eat at Beale Street Music Festival 2019. If you eat some darn good fest food while you’re in the park, post it and tag me #ilovememphis and #bsmf19.

First up, the cheesy carb-o-licious grub from the one and only Gouda Boys.


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The Ozark Mountain Biscuit company knows what you want when you roll into Tom Lee Park. They know what you want in between the afternoon sets and the headliners. You want biscuits. With lots of meat and cheese.


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At every music festival I’ve been to in the last three years, there’s been a delicious, savory mouth-watering aroma floating around the food stands. It calls to me, and so far, I have resisted. I have no idea why. Island Noodles wok-fried soba noodles look and smell amazing. Will this be the moment I finally give in to the curiosity craving?


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If you’re vegetarian, fear not. Beet Box will be at Beale Street Music Fest serving up their plant-based meals, too.


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If you are looking for the classic festival food, like funnel cakes, steak sandwiches, pizza, and Saratoga chips…look for one of The Best Around stands – the bright, red and green ones that are everywhere.

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Let’s get into some local food stands/trucks.

DineOneOne food truck is a refurbished ambulance, which is an idea I had years ago and should have pursued. No hanger emergencies here. Looks like they serve up carbs wrapped in carbs, which is exactly what you’ll want come Sunday after three days of drinking.

Fresh Gulf Shrimp is a Memphis classic, serving fried shrimp baskets and po-boys with fries and more. They’ll definitely keep your belly full and your body fueled up for the entire fest.


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These fruity, sweet, cold treats need no introduction: get you a MEMPops popsicle this weekend.


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And now, the end-all, be-all festival food: the almighty Pronto Pup. Don’t ask questions, just eat one. You won’t be sorry.

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Still hungry after the gates close (or before they open)? Check out the guide to Late-Night Places To Eat In Memphis or the huge Memphis Brunch Guide.

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