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Are any of the better food places open late late, like 5am staggering back from the SEC sort of late? 🤔

In 2013 I’d forgotten to eat anything substantial earlier before seriously getting on it all night… come the early hours I was desperate for sustenance but all we could find was an extremely mediocre chip van. 

Would be great if anything better ran through the night. Although I’ll admit the chances of me remembering any recommendations in that scenario are low! 😂

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1 hour ago, jimmillen said:

Are any of the better food places open late late, like 5am staggering back from the SEC sort of late? 🤔

In 2013 I’d forgotten to eat anything substantial earlier before seriously getting on it all night… come the early hours I was desperate for sustenance but all we could find was an extremely mediocre chip van. 

Would be great if anything better ran through the night. Although I’ll admit the chances of me remembering any recommendations in that scenario are low! 😂

Seems unlikely. If they've got great food then they can sell sufficient at peak times, plus want to let their staff kip. 

In the meantime the revellers either have no appetite or are a lot less fussy in the wee small hours. 

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3 hours ago, jefwefwef said:

I think it's such a shame that they'll probably farm out various shoddy mapping/app stuff to random agencies who have no passion for the festival and either pay a fortune for it, or sell their souls (EE) for it. If they said "we need a crew of ppl to put this together, you'll get paid a lowish amount on a standard contract but you'll get a handful of tickets each" you'd suddenly find the very best mapping/app dev talent in the country coming out of the woodwork to do it for peanuts and loving it and making an absolutely amazing product. Festifood is a heap of shite, but that's only because it's an evenings and weekends hobby for me. Even just an open source project that had a special deal for data access would be a huge deal and the resulting projects would I'm sure be amazing. If the data was open, who knows what cool stuff would pop up?

Yep, have had similar thoughts to you on that front. Make info more available (via official apps or otherwise) and it could encourage people to explore further corners of the site and give people a better experience. Find it so weird how they publish a full line-up including tiny stages but don't actually make it clear where some of those stages are.

And it's increasingly looking outdated to cede control of the app to sponsorship and not update it year round with news etc. The website isn't "brought to you by BT Broadband" eh?

I get they're unlikely to be able to afford a full time developer or two however, there are ways and means of doing this stuff without big outlays.

BTW absolutely not a heap of shite! it's valuable service for the food conscious! 

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26 minutes ago, cerv said:

Yep, have had similar thoughts to you on that front. Make info more available (via official apps or otherwise) and it could encourage people to explore further corners of the site and give people a better experience. Find it so weird how they publish a full line-up including tiny stages but don't actually make it clear where some of those stages are.

And it's increasingly looking outdated to cede control of the app to sponsorship and not update it year round with news etc. The website isn't "brought to you by BT Broadband" eh?

I get they're unlikely to be able to afford a full time developer or two however, there are ways and means of doing this stuff without big outlays.

BTW absolutely not a heap of shite! it's valuable service for the food conscious! 

Yeah it's not as if everyone else on site is being paid top dollar. Some are, for sure: various security, structural, power, safety etc stuff can't be got on the cheap (and shouldnt be) but all the artists take a huge paycut, the vast majority of the staff on site are unpaid, etc. No reason the same can't be true for some of the digital services they need to put the fest on. It's a prestige project, after all, and fantastic marketing.

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23 hours ago, gigpusher said:

I've said it before and I'll say it again. They really should release the food line up as well. You can tell they put a lot of effort into it. Anyone who eats badly at the festival really only has themselves to blame. 

There's already 100 stages and 1000s of acts, i can't try and make a food clashfinder too! Especially when i'm shit faced, i'm going to the first decent looking one i see!

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7 minutes ago, gfa said:

There's already 100 stages and 1000s of acts, i can't try and make a food clashfinder too! Especially when i'm shit faced, i'm going to the first decent looking one i see!

Yes but with research you could know the best ones around all the main stages. 

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1 minute ago, gigpusher said:

Yes but with research you could know the best ones around all the main stages. 

Good point, have you got a good list you could direct me to? 🙂 

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22 minutes ago, gfa said:

Good point, have you got a good list you could direct me to? 🙂 

No because they don't release a food line up!! There are lots of people who do attempt to track them down. @jefwefwefone referenced in this thread is probably your best bet. 

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23 hours ago, balti-pie said:

a scottish food van would be great actually, lorne sausage and tattie scone in a morning roll with a pint of tea and i'd be ready to take on the world! 

Think this every year! Being able to roll out of the tent and get a roll and square, maybe whack an egg or a tattie scone on there if the night was particularly heavy... Ooft. Missing a trick they are. I'd be round at least once a day.

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29 minutes ago, oakdown said:

Think this every year! Being able to roll out of the tent and get a roll and square, maybe whack an egg or a tattie scone on there if the night was particularly heavy... Ooft. Missing a trick they are. I'd be round at least once a day.

they could transition from breakfast stuff to lunchy/dinnery haggis, neeps and tatties quite seamlessly as well as getting the fryers out and doing some haggis pakoras etc. Plus irn bru slushies with a bit of Buckfast? smoked salmon bagels too? highland toffee vodka shots? so many possibilities 

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2 minutes ago, balti-pie said:

they could transition from breakfast stuff to lunchy/dinnery haggis, neeps and tatties quite seamlessly as well as getting the fryers out and doing some haggis pakoras etc. Plus irn bru slushies with a bit of Buckfast? smoked salmon bagels too? highland toffee vodka shots? so many possibilities 

When T in the park was still going they used to have an area called healthy T, it was all Scottish produce, oysters from Loch Fyne, haggis and tatties, Cullen skink etc, the food was amazing!!

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58 minutes ago, balti-pie said:

they could transition from breakfast stuff to lunchy/dinnery haggis, neeps and tatties quite seamlessly as well as getting the fryers out and doing some haggis pakoras etc. Plus irn bru slushies with a bit of Buckfast? smoked salmon bagels too? highland toffee vodka shots? so many possibilities 

God, I'm about to go out for a run and you've got me drooling on the keyboard. 

Wonder if anywhere that does pizza and has a fryer could be convinced to MacGyver a pizza crunch.

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What food do you take with you, for snacking etc. throughout the weekend?

It's been a long time since I thought about it and i'm not in my twenties anymore, need to get some decent snacks to keep me going.

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On 5/9/2022 at 2:00 PM, incident said:

They're confirmed as gone from Bearded Theory, with the reason being that they've stopped doing festivals.

I guess it's possible that Glastonbury is an unannounced exception, but it wouldn't make much sense.

Nope, I think they've closed up completely. They've sold the cafe in Ambleside too. I got my dates wrong and went for one final thali but they'd already closed. Gutted.

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12 minutes ago, ManLj said:

What food do you take with you, for snacking etc. throughout the weekend?

It's been a long time since I thought about it and i'm not in my twenties anymore, need to get some decent snacks to keep me going.

Was some good chat on another thread recently about Stroopwoffels, very solid snack choice. 

Highly recommend making your own trail mix with dried fruit & nuts (assuming you like those things!) - pick up big bags cheap at Aldi, mix up a batch then parcel out into individual portions. It’s one of my favourite snacks, you get energy from the fruit and a bit of protein & fats from the nuts. 🙂

 

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18 minutes ago, ManLj said:

What food do you take with you, for snacking etc. throughout the weekend?

It's been a long time since I thought about it and i'm not in my twenties anymore, need to get some decent snacks to keep me going.

Usually just cereal bars, loads of crisps and some very occasionally and begrudgingly eaten apples, which are mainly for good intention. 

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10 minutes ago, WestCountryGirl said:

The best thing I ate at Green Man last year was a serving of paella - it was so, so good. I foolishly did not note the stall name - but I am going to have my eyes open each day of Glasto on the hunt for it 🤞

Paelleria? If so they are usually in Williams Green.

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2 hours ago, WestCountryGirl said:

The best thing I ate at Green Man last year was a serving of paella - it was so, so good. I foolishly did not note the stall name - but I am going to have my eyes open each day of Glasto on the hunt for it 🤞

One facing the Mountain stage? Was tasty but I’d pick Paellaria mentioned above over it! (Not the best pic 🙄)

 

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On 5/9/2022 at 3:14 PM, balti-pie said:

i dont think Pieminister have been at glastonbury since about 2014. i miss em too. The veggie and vegan pies are absolutely top as well. There's a pie bakery near to me, Piglet's pantry, who supply Brighton and Hove Albion (and Leicester, weirdly) and while i dont support them, i have a few mates who do - and when there's a spare ticket i'll go along. Perhaps 50% for the pie and 50% for the football 👍 they have a wonderful way with a herby pastry!

I had an exceptional Balti Pie at the Albion (West Brom, home of...) the other day and thought of you 😄

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50 minutes ago, irnkrtn said:

I had an exceptional Balti Pie at the Albion (West Brom, home of...) the other day and thought of you 😄

🤣🤣🤣👍🏻 I’m truly honoured! I’ve not been to the Hawthorns, away tickets are such a ballache to get hold of that my ground hopping tends to be non league these days. One day I’ll write a pie review of all 92 league clubs inside a season, when my lottery numbers come up - then I’ll do Scotland as well, and the full non league scene down to step 6, and then perhaps die due to overconsumption of delicious pastry products . . . 

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9 hours ago, balti-pie said:

🤣🤣🤣👍🏻 I’m truly honoured! I’ve not been to the Hawthorns, away tickets are such a ballache to get hold of that my ground hopping tends to be non league these days. One day I’ll write a pie review of all 92 league clubs inside a season, when my lottery numbers come up - then I’ll do Scotland as well, and the full non league scene down to step 6, and then perhaps die due to overconsumption of delicious pastry products . . . 

There are worse ways to go.

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