Editors’ Picks: 5 Best New Food & Drink Options at Boston Calling
Boston Calling Music Festival has moved from City Hall Plaza to Harvard Athletic Complex for 2017, nearly doubling the event’s size. In addition to all that extra dancing room, the fest has added a plethora of food options to satisfy even the pickiest eaters among us. We’ve detailed the most tantalizing new food and booze offerings (for GA ticket holders) below!
Shuck Food Truck
Looking to partake in some of Boston’s staple foods? Shuck Food Truck, who source fresh ingredients from local fishermen, will be on-site with an array of aquatic offerings. While seafood + beer doesn’t always mix well, we’re sure oysters on the half shell and lobster rolls will hit the spot for some attendees.
Mikkeller Beer Garden
While Mikkel Borg Bjergsø–the brains behind Mikkeller beer–brewed a signature lager for Boston Calling last year, this year things are being taken up a notch. There will now be a full-fledged beer garden at the event, with eight brews on tap (including signature BC Dream Hoppy Pilsner). The garden will serve as a chill spot amidst the craziness, tucked away in a little forest of trees between the two main stages.
Stone & Skillet
Stone & Skillet is an artisan English muffin bakery out of Medford, MA. Handmade with local and natural ingredients, then cooked on a skillet rather than in an oven, these little guys are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. They’ll make their Boston Calling debut with the English muffin pizza, which sounds exactly like what it is. Delicious.
Truly Spiked & Sparkling
In addition to the standard drink vendor offerings found at the fest (including Miller High Life, Rebel IPA, and red and white wines), this year you can also purchase Truly Spiked & Sparkling boozy seltzer. The fizzy–and dangerously tasty–alcoholic beverage is created by Boston Beer Co., the same folks responsible for Sam Adams. Namaste, Boston Beer Co.
The Smoke Shop
Trigger warning for vegans! The Smoke Shop is another tasty addition to this year’s Boston Calling, with a slew of smoky and saucy menu items to keep you uncomfortably full all day long. Tempt your arteries with the “BBQ Bomb”–a waffle cone filled with queso mac and cheese, beans, coleslaw and your choice of brisket, pork or chicken. Is your mouth watering yet?
FoMu Ice Cream
What’s better on a hot Memorial Day than a scoop (or several) of fresh ice cream? Welcome FoMu, the plant-based ice cream shop headquartered out of Watertown, MA. The company makes all of their ice cream sustainably and from scratch, using coconut as the base. These dairy-free delights will be served up in the form of scoops, sandwiches and baked goods all weekend long.