Top 10 food and drink vendors to visit at Glastonbury Festival

It's almost midsummer, which means the UK's biggest music festival is back - but after dancing in a field for hours, where's the best places to get a bite to eat and a drink?

Published 16th Jun 2023
Updated 19 th Jun 2023

When it's at capacity, Glastonbury becomes the fourth largest city in the south west of England, which is just a tad overwhelming. With live music, art, wellness, a cinema and kids' play areas, there's a lot more to this festival than just the bands, and food and drink are definitely not overlooked.

With hundreds of food and drink stalls there's plenty of choice - from Goan fish curry to mac and cheese.

Dietary requirements are also well catered for, with vegan, veggie and gluten free options plus kids' menus. You don't need to break the bank either, as 300 traders will be taking part in the £6 meal deal.

Meal deal options could include dishes such as Thai curry and rice, katsu wrap, kids meal and a drink or a breakfast combo.

Here we take a look at some of the places that you need to visit, if you're heading to the festival this year.

The Somerset Cider Bus

The Cider Bus, as it is known, has become something of an institution for cider fans who attend Glastonbury. Situated opposite the Pyramid stage, it's well placed for a refreshing drink between bands.

The cider is Burrow Hill Cider, and it has been sold on site since the beginning of Glastonbury festival.

The Mac Shac

This popular mac and cheese van has two locations at this year's Glastonbury festival; just outside the Pyramid field on the way up to the new 'Woodsies' area, and in the same spot they've occupied for years - between Leftfield and West Holts.

The team say that what makes their mac and cheese so good is that it's baked on site giving it a crunchy topping covering a gooey base of cheesy goodness.

Toppings include tomato with garlic, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar, and smoky bacon crumb with maple syrup.

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Goan Fish Curries

This van sells Goan fish curries as well as vegan curries - all with rice. If you're there early, they can also whip you up a kedgeree breakfast.

For dietarires, there's vegan, veggie and gluten free options and prices start around £9.

The Jolly Hog

The Jolly Hog has a BBQ and a roast stand, ideal for a dinner time snack.

The hog roast van serves hog roast baps with very crispy crackling while the BBQ served umami bone marrow burgers, hot dogs and loaded fries with various toppings.

Tokyo Kitchen

Head here if you fancy a katsu curry, Japanese fried chicken, gyoza and rice bowls, as well as bubble tea.

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There are veggie and vegan options too, and prices average around £11.

Hippy Happy Hoppers

These guys got rave reviews last year, and sell Sri Lankan fusion street food served in hoppers (a thin bowl-shaped pancake).

Dosa Deli

Stop here to enjoy South-Indian Dosa and onion bhaji bowls. Dosas are crispy, crepe-like pancake made with a fermented batter of ground black lentils and rice.

The food here is veggie or vegan, and there's gluten free options.

Eat the Farm

While it may be tempting to cook your own breakfast on a camping stove (having stocked up at the Glastonbury Co-Op), there will be times when a decadent start to the day is what you need.

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If you find yourself starving or in need of a feed after a heavy night, Eat the Farm will be serving breakfast burgers, as well as the usual burger and chips.

Happy Maki

If you're vegetarian or vegan and think sushi isn't for you then check out Happy Maki, who will be serving vegan sushi burritos to the crowds at Glastonbury.

Dishes include hoisin 'duck', Thai sweet potato, fully loaded and avocado kiss. Not only is everything vegan, it's gluten free too.

KoFu Korean

Sure to be popular, KoFu Korean will be frying up Korean fried chicken and kimchi near the Pyramid stage.

Vegan, veggie and gluten free options will be available too.

An updated list of food and drinks stalls at Glastonbury can be found here.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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