I have to say that I never indulged on the veggie burrittos, banana PBJs and other vendor foods. I was always a little leery of buying the vendor foods. Getting ill from some bad food was not something I wanted to risk at a dead show. I am sure most vendors had some tasty stuff.
Can't forget the falafel.....
I dunno-- I ate alot of food on the road and nothing was more sketchy than burritos (ok maybe meat on a stick, but i was vegetarian) I found burritos to be a real mystery meal kinda like buying a hotdog in philly off a street vendor. One time I actually got saurkraut in my burrito and from then on decided to stick with grilled cheese or tempeh burgers.
I need to have a word with my resident preparer of veggie burritos and will PM you a recipe --totally kickass and guaranteed not to disappoint, and I'm sure others will have ideas of their own. Just give me a few hours and keep an eye on your inbox...
As to tour food, some of my buddies had this whole veggie stirfry deal going --made an absolute fortune over the five days at Alpine in '88 and took the act down to St. Pete on fall tour, when I helped 'em out over in the camping area located in a residential area about a mile from the gig in those vacant lots with the alleys crisscrossing them.
They had a magnificent setup --off the beaten path, they'd boil up mountains of white rice out back of the car and then fill a gigantic cooler with it and another with chopped veggies (carrots, cabbage, onions, bean sprouts, pea pods and mushrooms), take it over Shakedown way and wok it up on a Coleman grill.
A dollar got you a snack-sized serving on a paper plate, and for two bucks you got a meal's worth. Quality eats, too --what a racket LOL!
you could always buy the fine cookbook referenced above, but meanwhile, you might want to ask this question over in the Sat Down to My Supper topic. So far we've got pizza sauce, chili, masala, and various other delights, but no burritos, so you might as well try!
What is the recepie for veggie burritos? I want to make them at home!
Beside veggie burritos, I used to love the PB and banana sandwiches folks would sell in the parking lots. A favorite moment though, was coming out after a show to be greeted by folks hawking t shirts, veggie burritos, cold beers, and the one my buddies and I still laugh about "meat on a stick!" Not kebabs, not skewered chicken or beef tips, but "meat on a stick!"
was the produce
and the french bread pizza GODS!!!
Oh yea..Im going to love this thread!!!
mmm remember "The Burrito People" that was some good fresh food in the lot
also, the guy who had the oven in his bus who made the french bread pizza. yummy
"The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began.."