It’s every foodie’s favorite time of year: Taste of Cincinnati, when hundreds of people flock downtown with wide eyes and empty stomachs. The three-day event will feature more than 40 live entertainment acts and 50 food and drink vendors along East Fifth Street between Main and Pike streets. Here are the five vendors we’re looking forward to most.
Hungry Bros. Food Truck
Seeing the Hungry Bros. Food Truck’s bold red and yellow flag waving proudly at music festivals, parades, and other events means one thing for Cincinnatians: waffle fries. At this year’s Taste of Cincinnati, Hungry Bros. will be serving up its iconic Kevin Bacon Ranch Fries (think smoked bacon, buttermilk ranch, and grilled chicken atop seasoned waffle fries). Put simply, Hungry Bros. is comfort food done right.
Who says breakfast foods can’t also be dessert? Marty’s Waffles does double duty with its award-winning Belgian sugar waffles. Each waffle is handmade from Marty Meersman’s unique dough-based recipe that honors his Belgian ancestry. At this year’s Taste of Cincinnati, the waffle truck is offering five different kinds of waffles. Choose a plain sugar waffle, or pile it high with toppings like fresh strawberries, chocolate-dipped candied pecans, and bourbon whipped cream.
Roll On In
Have you ever had the dilemma of deciding between a burrito or sushi? You know, when sushi is really what your taste buds crave, but eating a sushi roll is just not practical for your busy, on-the-go lifestyle? No, just us? Well, Roll On In offers the best of both worlds with its sushi burritos. All the flavor of a sushi roll in the convenient shape of a burrito. Grab a California burrito this weekend while perusing which vendor to stop at next.
Sugarsnap! Sweet Treats
It happens slowly, usually around late afternoon, after you’ve filled up on a plethora of different entrees and appetizers: Your sweet tooth kicks in. Sugarsnap! Sweet Treats food truck has gourmet desserts to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Choose from gourmet cupcakes, one-fourth pound cookies, and salted caramel brownies, or, if you’re in the mood for something frozen, try their signature frozen cheesecake on a stick.
Kabobske is bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to the street food scene at this year’s Taste of Cincinnati. Known for its chicken kabob with tzatziki, Kabobske adds a falafel wrap to its entree menu this year. Or, maybe you’re looking for a light appetizer, like gyro sliders or hummus and pita, to hold you over as you enjoy one of the many live musicians’ sets.