Food, Food, (and More Food) At The Famous Food Festival in Deer Park

By Darlene Ferreira

With more than 60-plus food vendors, the Famous Food Festival at the Deer Park Tanger Outlets this past weekend offered foodies of all ages a chance to taste a little bit of everything from around the world in one day.

“I don’t even know where to start,” said one attendee.

And organizers of the Famous Food Festival wanted it that way so people could nosh their way around the world.

Famous Food Festival

Vendors included American, Brazilian, Chinese, Colombian, Dominican, Filipino, Greek, Guianese, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, southern, Thai, vegan, Vietnamese foods, and more.

“All different cultures,” said Eric Arshravan, owner and CEO of the Famous Food Festival. “So many different unique things … a lot of interesting types of food.”

The choices were numerous and unique, from deep fried watermelon to deep fried ice cream, twisted potatoes, shark sandwiches, burgers, jerk chicken, empanadas, and lobster rolls.

Famous Food Festival

And what’s good food without some good entertainment? There was live music, art and jewelry stands, ax throwing, beer sampling, bull riding, customized haunted house, and a kid’s section.

A weekend full of delicious cuisine and unique exciting offerings showcasing the diversity of food and togetherness it can bring was Arshravan’s favorite part of the festival.

“The diversity of the people that attend…different backgrounds and cultures getting together and trying different people’s foods,” he said.

Darlene Ferreira is a reporter with The SBU Media Group, part of Stony Brook University’s School of
Communication and Journalism’s Working Newsroom program for students and local media.

Famous Food Festival in Deer Park

📷  Andrew Gianatasio, left, sponsor director with Sarah Holloway, vendor director, and Eric Arshravan, owner and CEO of the event. 

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