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A Foodie Guide: Splendour in the Grass

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Whether you’re glamping or camping, there for the music or just to be seen (#insta) – everyone has gotta eat.

If you’re one of the lucky ones that managed to get your hands on a Splendour in the Grass ticket, then you need to start planning more than just your timetable and outfits, you need to think about what you’re going to be eating and drinking over the weekend. Don’t limit yourself to a dodgy kebab, you deserve the best.

SPLENDOUR FOOD HALLS

Looking to take a seat and rest your dancing feet? Take a load off and chill out in the food hall. With spicy seafood paella from Melbourne Paella Company, rich lamb ragu smothered gnocchi from Urban Pasta and sweet treats from Byron Bay Organic Donuts you’ll find something that’s just your flavour so you can keep on dancing.

INTERNATIONAL STREET EATS

Just yonder of the World Stage you’ll find an International Street Eat heaven. Stuff your face with pillowy bao buns from Bao Brothers in between sets, tuck into Latin and Sri Lankan fusion food from Food of the Realm and veg out on Malaysian from Veg4Love.

TRUCK STOP

Slinking in between the main stages? You’ve gotta get a pizza Happy Camper. From gourmet Gone Fishing with fig and prosciutto to super simple Setting Up Camp Margherita – they won’t let you get hangry. Into plant based livin’? Let mum know you’re getting your 2 & 5 with vegetarian eats from the Veggie Patch Van– believe us, you can’t miss it.

CAMP GROUND EATS

Fangin’ for a feed on site? Get your caffeine fix before the big day ahead at Chocolate and Coffee Heaven or get greasy with a dirty burg from Nighthawk– we recommend the double cheeseburger, add bacon.

CHISWICK POP-UP

Sick of slumming it and want to eat something a little less gourmand and a little more gourmet? Class up your Splendour bender with a dining experience from award-winning restaurant Chiswick. The pop-up two hour, long-table feast will include share plates of fried pickles, spanner crab and avocado tacos, roasted beer can chicken and mouth-watering lamb shoulder. With just 80 places per seating, and six sittings available you’re going to want to get your mates together and GET CLICKING.  Book your spot here.

And if all that jumping has you thirsty, make a beeline to Strummer Bar! Owned by Brisbane bar legend Perry Scott of The Dispense Station, they’ll have all the beers and cocktails for your rehydrating needs.

Now if you’ll excuse this G&G staffer, she needs to go and find a dark place to cry over her lack of a ticket. Be safe kiddos!

Words by Emma Callaghan
- the gourmand who was TOTALLY there in ’16, losers.