The food on offer at Elderflower Fields is a most prominent and enjoyable part of the festival experience. Our aim is to provide a range of delicious food served up by people who are knowledgeable and passionate about what they offer. We aim to seek out small family run, innovative food providers who are based in Sussex or in close proximity to the festival site and they are encouraged to bring their own magic to the festival. We aim to promote exciting, new and up and coming ventures who are committed to using locally sourced, organic and fair trade ingredients whenever possible.
The range of food varies. We have traditional English faire, such as cooked breakfasts, fancy fish and chips, filling bubble and squeak, gourmet sausage rolls and pies, warming soups, gastro burgers and afternoon tea with homemade cakes and sandwiches. We also have culinary experiences from all over the world such as wonderful Thai curries, genuine wood fired Italian pizzas, beautiful French crepes, tasty Pakistani naan wraps, vegan Indian curries, Mexican quesadillas, North African tagine’s and Swedish street food. As well as all this, there will be healthy salads, exotic smoothies, vegan falafels, artisan toasties, wild mushroom wraps, frozen yogurt, ice creams and other sweet treats such as yummy chocolate covered waffles on a stick. All with low food miles.
Most of our vendors cater for a range of different dietary requirements and we take great to care to ensure that there is something for everyone one site. Our vendors are also asked to provide kid’s sized portions wherever possible.
We have over the years built up very good working relationships with our food providers and many come back year after year by popular demand, but we are also keen to make changes and provide you all with some new culinary experiences. Check out this year’s vendors below and have fun planning your weekend menu. Please note exact details may change. Our vendors all put in a lot of effort and work very hard throughout the weekend, so please support them as much as you can during your time with us.
Promoting local food producers is a key aspect of the festival not only when it comes to the food stall holders, but we also organise a unique complimentary picnic on the Sunday when festival goers are given the opportunity to sample a range of some of the very best local food on offer in Sussex together with their family and friends. This picnic is designed for ticket holders to taste different types of food rather than fill the whole group up and all our great food vendors are still open for lunch.