Food Vendors

The Taste and Brew of Kalamazoo is taking a hiatus after 30 years and will not take place in 2016...

Several large factors have led to this decision, but in the meantime, we encourage everyone to visit and support the local restaurants and food trucks in Kalamazoo that have been a part of the festival over the years. Check out the list of vendors to see a list of those who've been involved and support your local community!

2015 Vendor List:

Big Moe's BBQ
Big Moe's BBQ
  • Rib Sampler
    8
  • Rib Tips
    8
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
    6
  • BBQ Pulled Chicken
    6
  • Polish Dogs
    3
  • Hot Dogs
    2
  • BBQ Baked Beans
    2
  • Coleslaw
    2
  • Potato Salad
    2
  • Chips
    1
Gorilla Gourmet
Gorilla Gourmet
  • Killer Tacos
    3-5
  • Blueberry Cobbler
    2-4
  • El Monstro
    6
  • Mini Monstro
    4
Bert's Bakery
Bert's Bakery
  • Cupcakes
    2
  • Fruit Pie
    3
  • Artison Gelato & Sorbet
    3
  • Pie a la Mode
    5
  • Cinnamon Roll
    3
  • Gelato Cream Puffs
    5
Q-It-Up
Q-It-Up
  • Beef Tri-Tip Wrap
    5
  • Chicken Wrap
    5
  • Fire-Thigh Sammie
    4
  • Q It Up Pork Sausage
    4
El Inka
El Inka
  • Papa Huancaina
    4
  • Papa Rellena
    4
  • Escabeche De Pollo
    5
  • Arroz Tapado
    4
  • Aji De Gallina
    6
Camzie's Pizza
Camzie's Pizza
  • All Pizza's Include 2 Toppings
  • 6" Pizza
    5
  • Upgrade to 9" Pizza
    3
  • Upgrade to 12" Pizza
    4
  • Breadsticks
    4
  • Pizza Sauce
    1
  • Extra Toppings
    1-2
Kzoo Fresh Fish & More
Kzoo Fresh Fish & More
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    4
  • Catfish and Tilapia Bites
    5
  • Deep Fried Oreos
    3
  • Deep Fried Twinkies
    4
  • Frog Legs
    5
  • Fried Oysters
    5
  • Gyros
    5
  • Deep Fried Cheesecake Rolls
    4
  • Cajun Corn on a Stick
    3
Not Just An Almond
Not Just An Almond
  • Cinnamon Roasted Almonds:
  • Snack Pack
    4
  • 1/2 Pound
    8
  • 1 pound
    14
  • Cinnamon Roasted Pecans:
  • Snack Pack
    5
  • 1/2 Pound
    9
  • 1 pound
    15
  • Kettle Corn
    4
Crepes by the Lakes
Crepes by the Lakes
  • Cinn Suga
    4
  • Nutella
    4
  • Nutella Banana
    4
  • Strawberry Lemon
    5
  • Just Cheese
    4
  • Ham and Swiss
    5
  • Turkey Cheddar
    5
  • Cubano
    7
  • Creprese
    7
Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery
  • Small (5 tickets) and Large (7 tickets) Sizes Available
  • Founders Favorite Sunday
    5-7
  • Birthday Cake Remix Sunday
    5-7
  • Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip Sunday
    5-7
  • Chocolate Devotion Sunday
    5-7
  • Create your Own Sunday
    5-7
  • Shakes
    5-7
  • Smoothies
    5-7
Nick's Gyros
Nick's Gyros
  • Gyro
    6
  • Saganaki
    4
  • Spanakopita
    3
  • Souvlaki
    3
  • Keftedes Slider
    4
  • Zucchini Ball
    2
  • Side of Fries
    2
  • Greek Salad
    4
Smoothie Operator
Smoothie Operator
  • Organic Local Blueberry Cheesecake
    4
  • Organic Mango Lassi
    4
  • Organic Popeyes Punch
    3
  • Organic Strawberry Slushie
    3
  • Organic Green Tea Shake
    4
  • Organic Savory Quinoa Salad
    5
  • Organic Berried Treasure Chocolate Pudding
    5
Finley's Grill & Smokehouse
Finley's Grill & Smokehouse
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    4
  • Smoked Turkey Sandwich
    4
  • Baked Beans
    1
  • Coleslaw
    1
  • Sandwich + (Baked Beans or Coleslaw)
    5
Harvey's on the Mall
Harvey's on the Mall
  • Homemade Pizza Roll Up
    2
  • Hand-Cut Fries
    2
  • Cheese Curds
    3
  • Poutine
    4
  • The Damn Sandwich
    5
  • Blackened Chicken Caesar Wrap
    5
Wild Ginger
Wild Ginger
  • Crab Rangoon
    2
  • Egg Roll
    2
  • Tofu Fries
    4
  • Thai Fried Rice
    5
  • Udon Basil Tofu
    5
  • General Tso's Chicken
    5
  • Maki Rolls
    6
Jambo Aferican Cuisine
Jambo Aferican Cuisine
  • Samosa
    1
  • Pelau
    4
  • Nyama
    4
  • Kachumbari
    3
  • Chicken Masala
    5
  • Maandazi
    2
  • Chapati
    3
  • Dengu
    3
  • Mchicha
    3
Olde Peninsula Brew Pub
Olde Peninsula Brew Pub
  • Steak on a Stick
    2
  • Brew Pub Dip
    2
  • Fajita Thai Roll-Up
    4
  • Spinach Fettuccine
    4
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
    5
  • Pub Chips
    1
  • Root Beer
    2
  • Floats
    3
  • Signature 1/2 Yard Cup with Root Beer
    4
  • Yard Cup Root Beer Floats
    5
Quekas
Quekas
  • Chicken Tostadas
    3
  • Beef Tostadas
    3
  • Pork Tostadas
    3
  • Corn Casserole
    2
  • Chicken Soft Taco
    3
  • Beef Soft Taco
    3
  • Pork Soft Taco
    3
Galesburg Meat Company
Galesburg Meat Company
  • Smoked Pulled Pork
    3
  • Smoked Beef Brisket
    3
  • Smoked Chicken
    3
  • Brats (Hot or Regular)
    4
  • Coleslaw
    1
  • Garlic Roasted Red Sticks
    1
  • Baked Beans
    1
Feed the World Cafe
Feed the World Cafe
  • Fresh guacamole and handmade chips
    6
  • Fish Tacos
    4
  • Seafood Tacos
    4
  • Fruity Curry Chicken Salad
    7
  • Fruity Curry Chicken Salad Pita
    5
  • Summer Salad
    7
  • Cold Brew Coffee
    3
  • Cold Brew Coffee w/flavors
    4
  • Organic Fresh Brewed Ice Tea
    3
Sloppy's Inc.
Sloppy's Inc.
  • Sloppy Joe
    3
  • Gourmet Sloppy Joes
    5
  • Sloppy Joe Bowl "The Works"
    7
  • Sloppy Joe Mac-n-Cheese Sandwich
    7
  • Coney Dog
    4
  • Chicago Dog
    4
  • Duper Dog
    6
  • Kettle Chips with Famous Chip Dip
    4
  • Make it a Meal
    2
Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant & La Mexicana Market
Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant & La Mexicana Market
  • Choice of Steak, Chicken, Carnitas, & Ground Beef with any of the following:
  • Tacos
    2
  • Burritos
    6
  • Taco Salad
    6
  • Nachos
    5
  • Paleteria La Michoacana Locally Made Ice Cream Bars
    2
Mangia Mangia
Mangia Mangia
  • Cannolis
    5
  • Tiramisu
    5
  • Cheesecake on a Stick
    4
  • Chocolate covered Strawberries
    3
  • Frozen Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
    4
  • Novelty Ice Cream Bars
    2-4
  • Cotton Candy
    3
  • Flavored SnoCones
    4

Admission Prices

FREE before 4 p.m. every day
$10 after 4 p.m. every day
VIP tickets: $25 Thursday, $40 Friday/Saturday
*Children twelve and under are FREE.

Festival Gate Hours

Gates open at 11:00am each day, serving lunch, dinner and late night until 10:30pm on Thursday and 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Ticket Prices

Food and Beverage tickets are priced at $1 each, and items range in price from $1 to $6.