Culinary arts at the Doylestown Arts Festival will be represented by several town businesses as well as local food trucks and stands. The food court has a new location this year on Hamilton Street between State and Oakland streets. “We think that the new location will make the food court more accessible,” says festival director Paul Boger. “There is a lot of room to accommodate long lines.”
All the vendors are returning from last year, so attendees can enjoy all their favorites. Visitors can choose from traditional festival food like funnel cakes and hot dogs, to more adventurous options like crepes and fried cheese curd.
What is cheese curd? Think Little Miss Muffet. In the famous nursery rhyme, she sits on a tuffet eating curds and whey. Curds are the cheese solids that are separated from the liquids in milk during the first part of the cheese making process. The owners of the food truck Cow and Curd batter the curds and fry them. They serve them up with an array of dipping sauces, and they can be washed down with a root beer or cream soda.
Bonjour Creperie will be on hand to serve the delicate, traditional French pancake. Breakfast, lunch, and sweet crepe options will be available as well as gluten and dairy-free versions. The owner of Bonjour Creperie grew up in the Brittany region of France, which is famous for its crepes.
Get a variety of handmade pierogies at Gosia’s Pierogies. The pierogies are all natural and made from hand-peeled potatoes following a recipe that originated in Poland and was handed down from generation to generation. The varieties on hand will include the original potato and cheese as well as kraut, sweet cabbage, sweet potato, and potato and feta.
Matty G Dogz serves all-beef Sabrett hot dogs, burgers, sausage, Philly pretzels and water ice.
Among the town restaurants setting up in the food court are Artistic Pizzeria, Chambers 19, and Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s. Artistic Pizzeria will serve Italian sausage, pepper and onion sandwiches, arancini (fried rice balls) and homemade zeppoli, which are Italian doughnuts. Chambers 19 will offer wraps, chili, salads, and artisan burgers. Simply Fresh will have gourmet prepared foods, sandwiches, and organic snacks.
Sherrie’s Crabcakes will be serving their famous crab cake sandwiches and, if the weather warrants it, cream of crab soup. Happy Snacks will return with everyone’s famous fair food like burgers, fries, hot dogs, fresh squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes and snow cones. Stella Jeanne’s is back with chicken fingers, sweet potato fries, deep fried Oreos, frozen lemonade and their famous tornado potatoes. Drinks & More will serve smoothies, frozen lattes, frozen tea and ice cream novelties.
“The committee made sure to encourage more vegan and vegetarian options this year as well as choices for people looking for healthier offerings,” says Boger. “In addition to the food court, restaurants and bars line the streets of town. They will all be open during the festival.”Enjoying our content? Become a Bucks County Courier Times subscriber to support stories like these. Get full access to our signature journalism for just 44 cents a day.