Photo courtesy of Governors Ball
The annual Governors Ball is hands-down one of the most popular music festivals in New York City. This weekend, the three-day event on Randall’s Island will feature headliners like Florence and the Machine (whose album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful dropped this week), indie rock trio Future Islands, self-proclaimed weirdo and music satirist “Weird Al” Yankovic, EDM champion Deadmau5, and Drake, among many other performers. It’s a famously rain or shine event — 2013’s festival saw ponchos and galoshes of every variety — and this year’s event will host activities to elevate the music, like a flower crown stand for the bohemian girls in the crowd and CamelBak water stations for those who adhere to the hydrate-or-die motto.
Part of what makes the music festival so New York is its food vendors, counting the biggest names in New York City street fare — from food trucks to Smorgasburg small-batchers who’ve made the jump to brick-and-mortar. The lineup this year was curated by restaurant blog The Infatuation, which has a knack for discovering the biggest up-and-comers in the New York restaurant scene. Their Instagram handle (@infatuation) is somewhat responsible for the phenomenon of food Instagramming, so you can bet that each of the food vendors at Governors Ball has a very active Instagram presence. We’ve gone through the list of vendors and their Instagram handles to find the most mouthwatering pictures so you can plan your personal Governors Ball menu accordingly.
Luke’s Lobster (@lukeslobster) for lobster rolls
Coolhaus (@coolhaus) for ice cream sandwiches
Café Habana (@cafehabana) for grilled corn
Ramen Burger (@ramenburger) for the… ramen burger
Arancini Bros (@arancinibros) for Sicilian rice balls