• Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Visit our Food Court in the park, with vendors and trucks dishing up something for every palate. Downtown Berkeley is filled with fabulous restaurants, cafes and pubs to explore. See visitberkeley.com for details!

Adjacent to M.L.K. Civic Center Park on Allston Way are fun food options for all! There are food trucks and stalls with mouth-watering entrées, snacks and sweets you can savor while lounging in the park perusing the new books you and your family just acquired. The Bay Area’s unparalleled diversity is reflected in cuisine from all over the world – curries, empanadas, knish, street tacos, crepes and more!

Or, if you’re homing in on good ole’ American food, how about grilled sausages, corn dogs or southern-style BBQ?

If you’re looking for a beer or a glass of wine, the lovely Berkeley Repertory’s courtyard bar – Michael’s Second Act – will be open during the festival from 1:00 – 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, plus snacks and outdoor seating. The address is 2025 Addison.

On Saturday only, the Ecology Center Farmer’s Market is a festive, family-friendly, open-air marketplace where California farmers bring fresh, locally-grown produce and farm-processed foods to sell. The market features fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked goods, jams and preserves, juices, olive oils, tofu, meat, cheese, prepared foods, nursery plants, and flowers. Several food vendors and trucks are also featured at the market. The Farmer’s Market is open 8AM – 3PM on Center Street, adjacent to Civic Center Park. BYO Bag!

  • Cassave Taqueria – tacos, burritos, quesadillas, pupusas, tortas, agua fresca
  • Delicious Kettle Corn – kettle corn; ice cream
  • Javi’s Cooking – Argentinian empanadas
  • Humboldt Creamery – organic ice cream
  • La Crepe a Moi – sweet and savory crepes
  • Main Street Food Concessions – fish & chips; gyro; garlic fries; pupusa; cheeseteaks
  • Real Cool Frozen Treats – popsicles; ice cream bars
  • Spice Affairs – Indian-oriented entrees: meat/rice/salad combos, sandwiches, fusion burritos & tacos
  • Sweet & Sour Sensations – specialty candy from around the world
  • Tante’s – chicken shwarma; garlic fires; falafel; potato knish, and more
  • The Sugar Magnolia – popsicles, chocolate-dipped fruit, baked desserts, agua fresca