If you’re expecting a festival with wall-to-wall fried food, you’re about three months too late. The South Florida Fair and its deep-fried obsessions are gone till next year.
SunFest, sprawled along downtown West Palm Beach’s sparkling waterfront and populated with revelers in beachwear, decidedly is the more health-conscious of the big annual festivals. Sure, SunFest has its conch fritters and corn dogs, but vendors here are urged to include healthful options among their offerings.
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SunFest begins today
Where: Downtown West Palm Beach waterfront
Tickets and information: SunFest.com
Today’s schedule: THE SCENE, page 3.
Go to pbpulse.com tonight for blogs about the opening night acts, including Smashing Pumpkins.
Most unexpected bites:
- A fresh whole organic coconut ($5), sold by Strawberry Fields on Datura Street and the South Stage food court
- Alligator bites ($12), sold by Taste & Tell at the Flagler Drive food court
- Hearts of palm cake sandwich, sold by Darbster at the Flagler Drive food court
- Conch balls ($7), sold by Walkers Seafood at the South Stage food court
Global street food favorites:
- Arepas ($5), sold by South American vendor at one of the SunFest carts
- Falafel and hummus wraps ($10), sold by Strawberry Fields on Datura Street and the South Stage food court
- Greek gyro ($8), sold by Greek Island Café at the South Stage food court
- Quesadillas ($8, $9), sold by C & R Food Concepts at the South Stage food court
- Giant burritos ($10), sold by Build Your Own Burrito at the Flagler Drive food court
- Jerk fish platter ($15), sold by Catering Concepts at the Flagler Drive food court
- Argentine BBQ ($10), sold by Puffs & Stuff at the Flagler drive food court
Handheld eats include:
- Grimaldi’s pepperoni slice ($5), sold by Grimaldi’s at the Datura west food court
- Nathan’s hotdog ($4), sold by The Sausage Factory at the Flagler Drive food court
- Jumbo corn dog ($6), sold by Ralph’s Pizza & Corndogs at the Flagler Drive food court
- Corn on the cob ($4), sold by Mr. Cobb’s Roasted Corn at the South Stage food court
- Frozen chocolate dipped bananas ($5), sold by Totally Bananas at one of the SunFest carts
Café Chardonnay, a Palm Beach Gardens favorite, will be catering the Waterfront Hospitality area, which is located near the Ford stage. The Café will be serving a new themed menu each of the five days, including a “summer cookout” menu, a “taste of Italy” menu, a Saturday night barbecue, and a Cinco de Mayo menu.