Fall for Greenville serves up ‘A Taste of our Town’

Food scene is not your average festival fare

Aryana Afghan Cuisine will be serving its authentic, international comfort food during the festival | photo by Paul Mehaffey

The BB&T Fall for Greenville food scene is not your average festival fare. Sure, many of the 47 food vendors will be serving up plenty of burgers, fries, chili cheese dogs, mac ‘n’ cheese, funnel cakes, and fried Oreos. And we’re all about it.

But if you’re looking for something a little less fried, perhaps internationally inspired, and maybe even something similar to a dish you might’ve tasted at Euphoria a few weekends ago, Main Street from Oct. 13-15 is the place for you.

Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 booths we plan to hit that are slinging some of the more unusual menu items.

Taste tickets, which are the only way to purchase food and drinks during the festival, are $5 for a sheet of eight. We’ve included the number of tickets each item will cost so you can plan accordingly.

Aryana Afghan Cuisine

This international comfort food is a must-taste.

Chicken Qorma (Afghan stew) with Chalau (rice) (8 tickets)
Kabuli Pulao (rice and lamb pilaf) with Chicken Kebab (8 tickets)
Lubia (lemony kidney beans) with Chalau (6 tickets)
Baklava (6 tickets)

The Anchorage

If you haven’t visited the Village of West Greenville restaurant grabbing national attention, now’s your chance.

Ceviche with Corn Tortillas (8 tickets)
Bahamian Salted Fish Fritters with Lemon Horseradish Remoulade (8 tickets)
Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) with Hoisin (6 tickets)
Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Coffee Chocolate Gelée & Pistashio (6 tickets)
House Sparkling Basil Lemonade (4 tickets)

The Anchorage’s Bahamian Salted Fish Fritters with Lemon Horseradish Remoulade have been a guest favorite since the restaurant opened | photo by Will Crooks

Crème Shack

Instead of the classic ice cream cone, how about some rolled ice cream in a taco?

Rainbow Rolled Ice Cream Taco (8 tickets)
Strawberry Rolled Ice Cream Taco (8 tickets)
Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwich (6 tickets)
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich (6 tickets)
Strawberry Overload (6 tickets)

Habiba Mediterranean Restaurant

The Mediterranean diet has long been lauded for its health benefits. We’re no health experts; we just know it tastes good.

Roasted Lamb with Basmati Rice (8 tickets)
Spanakopita with Coriander Chutney (6 tickets)
Hummus with Pita (Vegetarian) (5 tickets)
Baba Ghanoush with Pita (Vegetarian) (5 tickets)
Grape Leaves with Tzatziki (Vegetarian) (GF) (4 tickets)

Happy + Hale

Hawaiian snack food (poke) and a pile of grains and falafel. One of each, please.

Ahi Pokè Bowl (8 tickets)
Fall Grain Bowl (8 Tickets)
Seasonal Lemonade (4 tickets)

Happy + Hale Ahi Poké Bowl | photo by Will Crooks

Purple International Bistro & Sushi

Sushi in one hand and a cold beer in another while jamming to one of 75 bands playing throughout the weekend. I think we’ve covered all the bases.

Firecracker Roll (8 tickets)
Salmon Hand Roll (8 tickets)
Lamb Chops (6 tickets)
Vegetable Roll (6 tickets)
Roasted Duck Fresh Roll (6 tickets)
Crab Rangoons (4 tickets)

Saffron Indian Cuisine

Now you can sample delights from the Woodruff Road fave without having to brave the traffic.

Chicken Combo (8 tickets)
Vegetable Combo (8 tickets)
Chana Papri Chaat (6 tickets)
Tandoori Chicken (4 tickets)
Mango Lassi (4 tickets)
Vegetable Samosa (3 tickets)

Tirado’s Empanadas and More

Two members of the Tirado family weathered hurricanes Irma and Maria while visiting Puerto Rico. Stop by this weekend to welcome them back.

Pincho Chicken (8 tickets)
Pincho Pork (8 tickets)
Bacalaito (6 tickets)
Beef Empanada (6 tickets)
Apple Empanada (6 tickets)
Passion Fruit Tea (4 tickets)

The Trappe Door

Mussels and frites with house-made mayo prove Belgian bar food is where it’s at.

Mussels Mariniere (8 tickets)
Boudin Blanc Dog (8 tickets)
Lamburger Sliders (6 tickets)
Beet Salad (6 tickets)
Belgian Frites with House-made Mayo (5 tickets)
Appelflap (5 tickets)

Willy Taco Feed & Seed

The wait to be seated at this lively taco shop can sometimes be a doozy. No wait here, except for the line at the booth. Worth it.

Southern Tide Taco (6 tickets)
Hot Chick Taco (6 tickets)
Crispy Avocado Taco (6 tickets)
Chili Willy Taco (6 tickets)
Beef Taco (6 tickets)
Chicken Taco (6 tickets)



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