Florida's Favorite Menus
Florida's cooks have created unique flavors using the ingredients at hand and the traditions their families brought when they first came to the state. At the Florida Folk Festival, there's everything from homemade beef jerky to Caribbean-influenced dishes of chicken pilau, hoppin' john, black-eyed peas, and okra and tomatoes. More recent immigrant communities have brought their culinary tastes for warm curries and fragrant rices from Trinidad, and light pastries and seasoned lamb from Greece. Florida's coastal waters offer fresh crab, shrimp and oysters, and its farmers raise fresh strawberries, melons and citrus.
During the Folk Festival you can enjoy collard greens and cornbread or a fine plate of fried chicken from the churches cooking at the Old Marble Stage food shelter. At the Amphitheater food court, there's everything from barbecue to fresh Florida seafood to gumbo to root beer floats and vegetarian fare. From breakfast until the midnight snack, there's plenty of good food at the Florida Folk Festival.
We're currently working to plan the 2019 festival. Listed is a sampling of food vendors appearing at previous festivals.
Old Marble Stage Foods
Beulah Baptist Church: chicken and dumplings dinner, chicken pilau dinner, vegetable plate, green beans, collard greens, squash, pickled beets, cornbread, hoppin' john, tea, lemonade, water
New Bethel AME Church: BBQ rib and chicken dinners, burgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken sandwich, pulled pork dinner, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, dill pickles, breakfast plate, sausage sandwich, coffee, tea juice, water, sodas
Sisters Welcome Baptist Church: beef tips & gravy, stewed brown chicken and gravy, Pegasus fish (baked or fried), drunken turkey wings, smothered pork chops, lima beans & rice, macaroni & cheese, southern red beans, okra & tomatoes, homemade dressing, mixed vegetables, green beans build a bowl breakfast, flap jacks, omelets, beverages
Sweet Home Baptist Church: fried chicken dinner, vegetable plate, shrimp creole with rice, side items - chicken, greens, okra, potatoes, squash, peas, carrots, beets, tomatoes, rice; rice krispie treats, brownies, cornbread, boiled peanuts, frozen cup, sassafras tea, lemonade, tea, water
The Community Revival Center: smoked mullet, fish dinners, curry chicken dinner, hot dogs, dirty grits, coleslaw, baked beans, cabbage, fries, corn on the cob, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, drinks, lemonade, water
Amphitheater Stage Foods
AnnLee Concessions: root beer floats, lemonade, orange drink, floats, bottled water
Berrylicious: strawberry shortcake, brownie sundae, chocolate dipped strawberries on a stick, chocolate dipped banana with strawberry, strawberry milkshakes, strawberry sundaes, strawberry ice cream cones, strawberry tea, strawberry lemonade
Coffee Shack/Guillery's Shaved Ice: shaved ice, coffee, expresso, latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate, chai tea, coffee shakes, iced coffee, iced coffee drinks, muffins, danish
Corny Cook: grill-roasted corn on the cob, lemonade, tea, Arnold Palmer and other specialty teas
Granny’s Seafood Shack: fish, shrimp, clams, scallops, conch, chicken wings, grilled chicken on a stick, cheese sticks, onion rings, french fries, sodas, water
Greek Flame Food: lamb gyro on pita, kebobs, Greek salad, veggie platter, chicken gyro on pita, sampler platter, soft drinks, lemonade
Mike’s Kettle Corn and Beef Jerky: kettle corn, pork skins, beef jerky, boiled peanuts, water and canned sodas
Off the Griddle: orange juice, lemonade, smoothies, veggie/fruit juices, hand cut red potato fries, hand cut sweet potato fries, crispy fried brussel sprouts, corn nuggets, avocado BLT, grilled portabella mushroom sandwich, falafel wrap, chicken wrap, chicken Philly, BBQ burger, spicy Thai noodle bowl, hibiscus tea, passion fruit juice, soda, water
Old Fashion Ice Cream: ice cream bowls, waffle cones, IBC root beer floats, fruit cobblers with ice cream, IBC root beer, water
Phil's Grill: smoked wild boar, garlic herb chicken, black bean burgers, gourmet grilled cheese, bison burgers, burrito wraps, sandwiches, gypsy rice bowls spinach artichoke melt, falafel, blue crab fritters, Baja shrimp, grilled vegetables, stuffed grape leaves, rice pilaf, fries, Greek fries, fry baskets, salad bar, salads, iced tea
Saturiwa Trading Company has locally grown, raised, and/or harvested food products such as vegetables, fruits, bison, gator, beef, rabbit, quail, rice, wheat, spices, boiled peanuts and more. Take it home and prepare your own delicious meal of Florida products.
Southern Sweet Tea Company: sweet tea, lemonade, water
St Paul Catering: BBQ ribs and chicken dinners, sweet potato pie, potato salad, baked beans, water, sodas
Sunshine Café & Catering: chicken on a stick, gator on a stick, French fries, loaded fries, turkey legs, BBQ pork, BBQ beef, black angus burgers, jumbo beef hotdog, corn dogs, sausage sub, sides (grilled veggies, black eyed peas, collards), Texas toast sandwich, breakfast burrito, breakfast plates, biscuits & gravy, bagel sandwich, iced tea, sodas, water
Sweet Treats: funnel cakes, elephant ears, shakes, sundaes, banana splits, malts, fried Oreos, fried Twinkies, cotton candy, chocolate covered key lime pie, chocolate covered banana, ice cream cones and cups
Viajes Misioneros: codfish fritters, chicken and beef empanadas, chicken kabobs, beef rolls, stuffed potato balls, alcapurrias, water, tea, Gatorade, sodas
Wolverine Concessions: catfish dinner, catfish basket, frog legs dinner, frog legs basket, fish tacos, bourbon chicken, chicken tenders, quesadilla, grilled cheese, French fries, ribbon fries, sides (veggies, red beans & rice, corn on the cob), soda, bottled water, iced tea