Not familiar with our Street Food Fare? To get yourself prepared for the event, we wanted to share our list of Street Food Fare etiquette to help you make the most of the events.
1. CHECK & USE SOCIAL MEDIA OFTEN
WindsorEats will be sharing updates on lineups, menu changes on our site as well as our Facebook Event page. We’ve already released the list of vendors and a few items of what they’ll be serving. Also be sure to use the hashtag #WindsorEats on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram to join in the fun and show us what you’re eating!
2. SHOW UP EARLY
Have a something you’re just itchin’ to try? Get there early. Don’t wait until later in the day to visit as trucks and vendors run out of food all the time. Just because the event has a certain end time, doesn’t mean the vendors will still have food. Supplies are limited in such limited space. The longer you wait the more likely it is the vendor will have sold out of their goodies.
There is a $2 cover with part of the proceeds benefiting TLC Animal Aid. Kids under 12 are free.
3. BE PATIENT
Expect to wait. Events like the WindsorEats Street Food Fare tend to draw large crowds and lineups for each vendor. Not only will there be lineups, but, you’re likely going to have to wait a little for your food, too. We think that’s a good thing as you know it’s being made as fresh as possible.
4. CASH IS KING
Bring cash in small bills and change and have your money ready so you don’t hold up the lines. The majority (if not all) of the vendors don’t accept debit or credit cards.
5. BE PREPARED
Seems simple enough. Know what you want ahead of time so as not to keep others waiting. Usually the vendors will have their menus posted for all to see. Walk around and see which menu item(s) from which vendor(s) pique your fancy before waiting in line. Don’t go off into la la land or start playing around with the new Snapchat filter on your phone while waiting in line and hold everyone up.
Also, just like in a restaurant, group orders should be done all at once.
6. TRUST THE CHEF
Unless you’re the only customer at the time of order, keep your order simple and trust the menu the chefs have created for you. Chefs make their menu with what’s popular and what’s good. Trust them. Asking for multiple changes to a menu item slows down the vendor’s efficiency and the line. Big no-no’s at a busy event.
7. BE CLEAN
Nothing takes the joy out of an event more when it’s a mess. Be mindful of others and please clean up after yourselves. There are no waiters or busboys to clean up after you. Place all your garbage into the receptacles and help us keep the site clean for all to enjoy.
8. MAKE THE ROUNDS
It’s always a good time at a food event when you can try out multiple vendors. Also be sure to use the #WindsorEats hashtag to join in the fun and show us what you’re eating!
9. PARKING IS LIMITED
Bike it, walk it, public transit it. Just know that if you drive it, parking will be limited.
10. BE KIND AND HAVE FUN
This is a family event for those of all ages to enjoy. Be courteous to those around you when waiting in line. Everyone is there to eat some great food and enjoy themselves.