Where does one find good grub at Sunfest 2016? This year’s music and art festival, which takes over the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront for five days this week, boasts a respectable range of food offerings.
Here’s where you’ll find the best food offerings near the Tire Kingdom Stage:
Some of this year’s new dishes are designed by local star chef Lindsay Autry on behalf of the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. You’ll find those dishes at some of the nearly 20 kiosks of “The Eatery” food court, located on South Flagler Drive between Evernia and Fern streets.
Food highlights: The chef’s Waffle Fried Chicken ($10) is a waffle studded with bits of crispy-fried chicken and served with spiced honey. She’s also designed a boneless version of Nashville fried chicken ($10) and a gluten-free pizza ($15). “The Eatery” is also where you’ll find one of the fest’s popular “Award Winning Island Noodles” kiosks (where noodles are $8 and $9), and SunFest’s most showy dish, Tropical Pineapple Chicken ($10). This is where you’ll also find the Chick-Fil-A stand, which is not open Sunday. Instead on Sunday, that kiosk will turn into the “Sunday Funday Station,” serving Chef Autry’s hash-brown waffle ($10). Have that waffle loaded with bacon, sour cream and scallions or “on the sweet side” with maple syrup and bacon.
This food court’s good eats also include flatbreads ($11 to $15), Greek gyros ($9), Greek salad ($13), curry chicken shish kebabs ($9), Nathan’s chili dogs ($5), a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches ($10 each), Argentine-style skirt steaks ($14), skinny burgers ($10), tater tots with Sriracha-ranch dipping sauce ($6), Caribbean-style jerk chicken in a cup ($8), tacos ($6) and conch fritters ($12).
Tire Kingdom Stage music highlights: Meghan Trainor (Wed., 8 p.m.), Jason Derulo (Thurs., 8 p.m.), Death Cab for Cutie (Fri., 9 p.m.), Rick Springfield (Sat., 3:30 p.m.), Evanescence (Sun., 7:30 p.m.)