So, you’re heading to Glastonbury Festival this summer and you’re wondering if you can bring your own food, right? Well, the short answer is yes, you can! But, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
However, at Glastonbury in particular the food prices are quite high. A decent meal with a soft drink could cost £12-£15. So, buying the delicious festival food isn’t for everyone.
So, it’s common for people to want to bring their own food to a festival such as Glastonbury.
Can You Bring Your Own Food TO Glastonbury Festival?
Yes, you can bring your own food, drink and snacks to Glastonbury. In fact, most festivalgoers bring a supply of tent snacks – it’s just common sense.
First of all, you’ll want to make sure that the food you bring is non-perishable if possible or long life, think UHT milk carton instead of refrigerated milk.
And, make sure it’s easy to transport, because you will be carrying it in!
Although, easy to transport is not just making sure your food is in a decent cooler bag that’s easy to carry, but that it’s also wrapped and contained properly so nothing spills or falls out on the bumpy, and sometimes muddy path to your camp ground.
Leave No Trace
Another thing to consider is that Glastonbury has a rather well known “Leave No Trace” policy, which means that you will need to dispose of any packaging correctly.
Glastonbury Festival organisers recommend removing additional packaging at home so you can be sure it gets recycled.
When it comes to packaging, you could transfer some of your food to more suitable camping containers like plastic takeaway tubs, zip lock bags or even just wrapped in foil.
What Food Should You Bring To Glastonbury Festival?
You will never know when hunger will hit, and if you are in your tent far from the food stalls, you will be glad you brought something to at least snack on
But, you can cook food at Glastonbury Festival at your camp, we wrote a whole post about it that you can see here: How To Cook Your Own Food At A Music Festival
We have put together a list below, including lots of different ideas on what to take. Sometimes it’s best to take things that you already have at home, rather than going out and buying more than you need or things you may not like!
Some of the items on our little menu will need cooking!
Quick camping food:
- Instant noodles and pasta
- Canned foods like soups and the infamous beans.
- Boil in the bag rice
- Dehydrated meals
- Instant oatmeal
- Snacks (granola bars, trail mix, crisps)
- Meat jerky/biltong
- Sliced bread (for toasting or dipping in soup)
- Cheese and crackers!
- Vegetarian frozen sausages, burgers and any other frozen meat replacements. These last longer than meat counterparts and are safer in general.
- Pre made sandwiches, rolls or baguettes!
- Dried/cured meats.
- Marinated/preserved meats and vegetables.
- Veggies for grilling.
- Pre made food that can be warmed later like cous cous, pasta and potatoes
- Herbs, spices and flavouring.
- Small bottle of oil for cooking with.
- Raw potato, cut it in to chips, add seasoning and fry in a pan! lots of options with a potato especially if you have foil.
There are so many possibilities in what you can take, I’ve seen festival goers having full on BBQ’s or heating up pre made curry from an electric cooler box. While boiling rice on a camp stove.
And the rewards are great, being able to avoid queues by eating at camp or grabbing a pre made snack from your bag, it will give you more time to enjoy all there is to see at Glastonbury Festival!
In summary, yes you can bring food to Glastonbury Festival, but make sure it’s non-perishable, easy to transport, and that you follow the festival’s policies.
This way, you’ll be able to save some money and enjoy a picnic with your friends while listening to your favourite bands!