Adding to its significantly expanded festival experience, Boston Calling reveals its food and drink lineup, which will more than double the number of food vendors and introduce chef-driven elements to the VIP and Platinum experience. The festival will also feature craft beers from local and international breweries, as well as a variety of wines.
Boston Calling 2017 will see 11 new vendors in General Admission, including local barbecue standouts The Smoke Shop, which serves up classic barbecue fare; Moyzilla, a popular area food truck known for its Asian street food; and Stone and Skillet, which will delight festivalgoers with their English muffin pizzas. Also new to the festival: locally loved El Pelon Taqueria, vegan dessert favorite FoMu, and the Shuck Food Truck, which in true New England fashion will serve lobster rolls and oysters on the half-shell. Returning vendors will include local burger icon Tasty Burger, setting up two locations on the festival grounds, Zinneken’s Waffles and Whole Heart Provisions.
Adding to the wide range of food options for 2017, VIP and Platinum ticket-holders will have access to a select menu from acclaimed Boston restaurants and chefs. In VIP, Will Gilson, chef and owner of Puritan & Company, will offer Grilled Pork, Organic Salmon, and Free Range Chicken in Tacos, Bowls, and Sandwiches, while Brendan Pelley, Chef of Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar, will serve Chicken Souvlaki and Ancient Grain Salad. Each night of the festival, Platinum ticket-holders will be able to experience chef-driven dinner service from a local culinary talent such as Alden & Harlow’s Chef and owner Michael Scelfo on Friday, Commonwealth’s Chef and owner Nookie Postal on Saturday, and Chef Gilson from Puritan & Company on Sunday.
To wash down all that great food, Boston Calling will serve an assortment of beers in both General Admission and VIP. The festival welcomes back hometown favorite Samuel Adams, which will serve a wide range of its brews, including seasonal selections like Porch Rocker and Raspberry Lemon Gose. Fan favorites Miller Lite and Miller High Life will be available and Mikkeller Brewing will once again offer its special Boston Calling beer, the BC Dream Hoppy Pilsner, among an assortment of some of its other specialty brews, available at the festival’s Mikkeller Craft Beer Bar. Wine lovers can enjoy Dark Horse Wines’ Cabernet and Rosé.
Boston Calling will take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28 at the Harvard Athletic Complex. You can check out the full list of vendors and their menu and also snag your ticket through the festival website. Make sure to follow our official Boston Calling Spotify playlist to listen along to while you daydream of all the eats you’ll be enjoying throughout the weekend!