by Nicki Wood
Seven trucks from the Southeast will roll into Manchester to create the Food Truck Oasis. Guests will find everything from grilled arepas to Korean tacos to curried vegetables and farm-to-truck bites with Gastropod (Miami, Fla.), Petro’s Chili & Chips (Knoxville, Tenn.), Roti Rolls (Charleston, South Carolina), Pot Kettle Black (Charleston, South Carolina), eatbox (Ashville, North Carolina), Savory and Sweet (Knoxville, Tenn.), Blackbird Heritage Farms (College Grove, Tenn.) and Good You (Kansas City, Missouri).
For bites true to Tennessee, fans can look for returning favorites like Prater's BBQ, a state-wide favorite, which will be smoking meats on-site and enhancing them with specialty home-made sauces, and sides like Fried Dill Pickles and Fried Green Tomatoes, and Bear Creek Farm, a family farm just 50 miles from Manchester, and renowned for its Angus burgers.
The health- and eco-conscious will gravitate toward Planet Roo Cafe, a 100% waste-free cafe featuring fresh local produce and a menu with bites like Pan Seared Trout with wilted fresh baby spinach, Pecan Southern Stir Fry, Sesame Asparagus, and Grilled Sweet Potatoes. Planet Roo will also be home to the Bonnaroo Victory Garden where guests can learn about sustainable eating and how to grow their own garden.
At the Broo’ers Festival this year, 21 breweries join forces to create the ultimate beer experience. Under one tent with hay barrels and picnic tables setting the ambiance, guests find microbreweries from around the country offering up hearty bocks, revitalizing pilsners, crisp pale ales.
A full listing of eateries and breweries follows. Some names are familiar (Nashville's TomKats Catering, Blackbird Heritage Farm). Many are more enigmatic.
On the Menu at Bonnaroo: 72 food options in total.2Sisters Foods (Salisbury, N.J.)
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Ahli Baba's Kabob Shop (Burlington, Vt.)
Alpine Fruit Ice & Food Services, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
Asian Sensation (Norcross, Va.)
Be Kind Events/Kindness Karma Van (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
Bear Creek Farms (Thompsons Station, Tenn.)
Bearclaw Coffee (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Begley's Dogs (Old Hickory, Tenn.)
Ben & Jerry's (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Big Event Concessions (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Blackbird Heritage Farms (College Grove, Tenn.)
Broadline Food Service (Gibsonton, Fla.)
Carnahan Concessions (Lantana, Fla.)
Coco Bongos (Frankfort, K.)
Crescent Foods (Middlebury, Vt.)
Crossroads Cafe (Lisle, Ill.)
dave's mini donuts/sonic cafe (Pawling, N.Y.)
Dobos Enterprises, Inc. (Linden, Mich.)
Doc Braden's Creole Seafood (Nashville)
Ears and Spuds (Cookeville, Tenn.)
eatbox (Ashville, N.C.)
Feel Good Foods (Rutherfordton, N.C.)
Fired Up Kitchen (operated by Meatball, LLC) (Austin, Texas)
Five Senses Restaurant (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
Full Service BBQ (Maryville, Tenn.)
George's Fun Foods (Gibsonton, Fla.)
Gepetto's Joe to Go (Chattanooga)
Goatocado (Richmond, Va.)
Good You: a mobile organic eatery (Kansas City, Mo.)
Hippie Dips (Schytown LLC) (Lexington, Ky.)
International Foods (Knoxville)
Jalapeno Corndog Concessions (Chattanooga)
Just Squeezed Juice/Just Brewed (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Little Bistro (Perkiomenville, Pa.)
Loopy's Espresso & Crepere (Waitsfield, Vt.)
Nader's Bistro & Grill (Glen Allen, Va.)
Nashville Weiner Co. (Hendersonville)
Petros Chili & Chips (Knoxville)
Phat Daddy's/Outback Kate's (Mountain City, Tenn.)
Pie For The People! (Yucca Valley, Calif.)
Pot Kettle Black (Charlestown, S.C,)
Prater's Bar-B-Que (Morrison, Tenn.)
R&C Thai-Chinese BBQ (Las Vegas)
Red Rooster Mobile Brick Oven (High Point, N.C.)
Roti Rolls (Charleston, S.C.)
Rustic River Kettle Korn
Samosaman Natural Foods (Winooski, Vt.)
Savory & Sweet Truck (Knoxville)
Scoopers (Sugarloaf, Pa.)
Siri Grill (Manassas, Va.)
Sledd Concessions/Majestic Gourmet Quesadillas (Germantown, Tenn.)
Solar Cafe (Northwood, N.H.)
Southern Concessions (Florala, Ala.)
Southernmost Falafel (Jupiter, Fla.)
Spicy Pie (Oceanside, Calif.)
Steak Boys (Matthews, N.C.)
Strawberry Fields (Hollywood, Fla.)
Swagruha Indian Restaurant (Dickson, Tenn.)
T's Concessions (Glendale, Ariz.)
Tex's Tacos (Atlanta)
Thailand Express (Franklin, Tenn.)
The Amish Baking Company (Sarasota, Fla.)
The Ideal Bite (Royal Oak, Mich.)
Tomkats Catering (Nashville)
Viva La Fajita (Milwaukee, Wis.)
West Coast Events — The Noodle Hut & Gyros (Vancouver, Wash.)
Wonder Waffle (Nashville)
Yada Yada Crepes (Naples, Fla.)
Yolo Frozen Yogurt (Memphis)
The Brooer’s Festival:
Abita Brewing Co.
Asheville Brewing Co.
Big River Brewing Co.
Bluegrass Brewing Co.
Clown Shoes Brewing Co.
Good People Brewery
Highlands Brewing Co.
North Coast Brewing Co.
Starr Hill Brewery
Sweetwater Brewing Co.
Terrapin Woodchuck Cider
Yazoo Brewing Co.
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