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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 and gumbo to lime fizzes and vegetarian fare. From breakfast until the midnight snack, there's plenty of good food at the Florida Folk Festival. We're still working on the 2018 festival.  In the meantime, take a look at the foods that have been featured in previous years. 

 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 dinners, burgers, hot dogs, bbq chicken sandwich, bbq rib sandwich, bbq chicken dinner, 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, ham mac & cheese, hot dogs, dirty grits, coleslaw, baked beans, fries, corn on the cob, potato pie, pecan pie, drinks, lemonade, water

The Community Revival Center Drug Outreach: shrimp and grits, shrimp and fries, peanuts

 

Amphitheater Stage Foods

Accuisine: lentil cutlets with chutney, garlic cassava with salted cod fish stew, oven roasted jerk chicken, broiled fish with citrus and olive oil, curried goat on the bone. Sides: eggplant medley in roasted tomatoes, sauteed cabbage with fennel and cardamon, brown rice pilaf with sunflower seeds. Desserts: brown sugar cakes, pineapple sugar cakes, island teas

AnnLee Concessions: root beer floats, lemonade, orange drink, floats, bottled water

Berrylicious: strawberry shortcake, strawberry cheesecake, 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

Be The Hamster – located in the Children’s Area - snowcones

Coffee Shack/Guillery's Shaved Ice: shaved ice, fogbuster coffee, expresso, latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate, chai tea, coffee shakes, iced coffee, iced coffee drinks, muffins, danish

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 portabello mushroom sandwich, Greek falafel wrap, California chicken wrap, chicken/tofu quesadilla, chicken/tofu Philly, blackened fish tacos, bbq bacon burger, spicy pud Thai noodle bowl, veggie spring rolls, farm raised smoked sausage, 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, tofu main dishes, hummus, 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

Southern Sweet Tea Company: sweet tea, lemonade, water – located at the Heritage and Dance Stage

Sunshine Café & Catering, Inc.: 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 empanadas, beef empanadas

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