In this article we prepared 100 best food vendor ideas for events and festivals that sell best, and are the most profitable to sell. At the beginning, the following list has the most popular and most profitable foods that will pay off the most. Food below is best for vendors, but can be also a great to start restaurant or bar.
Remember that before you decide to sell food you should analyze what food and at what price it is sold in the area. It’s good to sell products that are not yet in your area. People will be interested in them, because everyone likes to diversify their lives and food and eat new things.
LIST OF THE BEST FOOD VENDOR IDEAS FOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
1. French fries with sauce or ketchup
2. Belgian fries
3. Popcorn salted, in butter, or sweet. One of the food vendor ideas for events with the highest markup. Popcorn’s markup often exceeds 1000%.
4. Nachos with cheese or sauce
5. Cotton candy
6. Roasted nuts
7. Shaved ice
8. Funnel cakes
10. Hot dogs with ketchup, mustard or sauces, or also with pickles and dried onion
11. Corn dogs
12. Grilled cheese
13. Onion rings
14. Ice creams
15. Fresh fruit juices
16. Cake pops
20. Pizza – it is one of the most profitable foods, but you will probably need mobile pizza oven to bake it. It can be also good idea to bake a pizza in a professional pizza oven and supply it to your stand by car or motorbike, but it can cool down at this time.
21. Caramel apples
22. Fried chicken e.g. chicken strips
23. Handmade pancakes
28. Fried cheese sticks
30. Sweet potato fries
31. Seafood with rice, in salads, or in sandwiches or in soups
32. Cheese toasts
39. Various types of cookies e.g. fortune cookies
40. Tortilla rolls
41. Pumpkin spice pinwheels
43. Croissants with jam, ham, cheese , mozarella, vegetables or chicken
45. Mini burgers
46. Vegetable salads e.g. with chicken, feta cheese, mozzarella, shrimps or nuts
47. Fruit salads
48. Masa dosa
49. Paella with seafood or chicken
50. Asian chicken rice
51. Som tam thai food
52. Cakes – carrot cake, tiramisu, chocolate cake, coconut cake etc.
53. Hummus with vegetables, bread, vegetables, meat or beans
54. Crab in chilli or in butter and garlic
55. Fish ‘n’ chips
56. Avocado toasts
57. Piri-piri chicken
58. Soups like tom yum goong, tom kha or penang assam laksa
59. Freshly baked potato chips
60. Bacon with eggs, bread or vegetables
61. Mac and cheese
62. Teriyaki chicken
63. Gyros in wrap, sandwich or with solo vegetables
64. Tater tots
65. Baked potatoes with garlic butter or sauce
70. Ckicken fries
71. Meatballs in sauce with fries vegetables
73. Vege burgers
74. Baked apple pie
77. Noodles or ramen noodles
81. Crab chips
82. Fried rice e.g. with curry sauce
83. Bruschetta traditional italian appetizer
84. Spahgetti bolognese or carbonara
85. Garlic bread
87. Poutine traditional canadian dish
88. Baked camembert can be served with sweet fruit jam or with meat
91. Baked beans served with fresh bread
92. Fondue Savoyarde
96. Shepherd’s pie
97. Puddings – rice puddings, meat pudding or banana pudding and many more
100. Pad thai
FOOD VENDOR PRO TIPS
- Stand in the busiest place possible
- Create several banners with capital letters in large font and place them in the best places to make them visible to as many people as possible. People must see your best offers from afar, so that your best goods and good prices can attract even from afar
- You will need a team. To maximize profits, you need to split the tasks into sales people and those who provide ingredients and prepare ready food.
- Promote your business in social media. Let people see you. Marketing can be really powerful.
BEST PLACES FOR VENDORS TO SELL
The most profitable places for a food seller are festivals and concerts as well as major sport events. Large trade fairs can also be profitable. When your business earns enough money, you should think about investing in a food truck. It will increase business mobility.
If you have a product that people love to buy, and in your area you do not have much competition, seriously analyze whether it will pay off to rent space for your own location. Rental of premises is usually expensive, but then your profits will probably be higher and such a business can really pay off.
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