Summer Food Festivals Worth Traveling For

Pack your bags, these food fests are worth the trip.

— -- intro: There’s something about the shedding of clothes and shining of sun that makes a traveler want to fill their plates. Summer’s rips with fabulous food festivals from coast to coast, but there are only a few worth traveling for. To appeal to all taste buds equally, we’re focusing on fests that serve a variety of food and leaving out the single (but still awesome) fests of ice cream, lobster, garlic etc.

quicklist: 2title: Smorgasburgurl: It’s baaack! April 4-5 is opening weekend for the outdoor season of Smorgasburg which takes place in Brooklyn on Saturdays at 90 Kent Ave, in Williamsburg and Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Think of this food fest in the terms of “if you can dream it, you can find it” at Smorgasburg. From fried chicken to burritos to noodles to hash to doughnuts, you’d be hard-presses to not find what you’re craving among the 100+ vendors descending on Brooklyn from 11 – 6 every weekend form now – 30070380

quicklist: 5title: Taste of Chicagourl: Every summer since 1980, Chicago's Grant Park on the city's lakefront has been home to what the organizer bill as the “world's largest food festival.” From Jul 8 – 12 in 2015, it’s the place to be for culinary delights that extend far beyond deep dish pizza and Chicago-style dogs. More than 200 cuisines representing Chicago’s diverse dining scene will be on offer this year – the event’s 35th – and some three million people are expected to 30070677