Christchurch's Finest



Indulge in some of the region’s finest culinary creations from local chefs, producers and food enthusiasts. There’s so much to discover within the 1900’s replica town centre and each stall offers a completely different experience. Everything from vegan delights to BBQ goodness, Korean fried chicken, smoked fish, fresh salads, dumplings and so much more… Plus, we’ve got some delightful cocktails you’ll want to try. Have a nosey at all our exciting vendors below:

smokey t's
Smokey T's

American style BBQ at its best! Smokey T's serves some of Christchurch's juiciest smoked meats.

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The Burger Joint

Real food, real local is their mantra! You won't need extras on the side with these gourmet buns. The Burger Joint is a family owned business that sells delicious gourmet burgers from a beautifully restored 1961 Starliner Caravan. With a focus on locally sourced, quality ingredients, they source their meat from local, Peter Timbs.

empire chicken
Empire Chicken

The crispiest, tastiest fried chicken you’ll ever encounter, paired with burgers, slaw, potatoes and waffles. We really can’t think of a better combination.

kung fu dumplings
Kung Fu Dumplings

Authentic Kathmandu ‘Momo’ Dumplings that are big on flavour! Funky rooster, buffalo style beef and vegan kale and kumara served with peanut or tomato chili sauce.

tiki taco
Tiki Taco

Traditional homemade Mexican favourites, such as Soft Shell Taco, Burrito, Nachos, Quesadilla, Chips & Salsa and More! We make our own Tortillas and fire roasted hot sauce.

The Laboratory

Local fave, The Laboratory will be serving up hot sandwiches, coffee-spiced pulled lamb, Tandoori Chicken, slow-cooked pork shoulder and a selection of tapas. Plus, there’ll be gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

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Richard Till's Real Food

Delicious meals made with quality ingredients, skill and aroha. Richard Till is known for pre-prepared meals designed for those who are short on time, but big on quality.

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Popping up at the festival for his sixth edition, Chef Alex Davies will be bringing thought provoking, wild, weird and wonderful stance on classic street foods.

steampunk laboratory
Steampunk Laboratory

Bringing their famous Korean Cupbob to spice up the festival, Steampunk is known for succulent marinated BBQ meat, crunchy veg and rice topped with their signature sauce.

The Vagabond Chefs

Bringing their famous Korean Cupbob to spice up the festival, Steampunk is known for succulent marinated BBQ meat, crunchy veg and rice topped with their signature sauce.

sams sando bar
Sam's Sando Bar

Inspired by the glorious union of the Portuguese technique, Central European tradition a beautiful Japanese misunderstanding of the purpose of Worcestershire sauce and a taste for bread developed during US occupation; the katsu sando takes a crumbed pork cutlet (or chicken), mayo and tonkatsu sauce and piles it all together between sliced white bread.

green dinner table
Green Dinner Table

Vegan goodness in Christchurch, Green Dinner Table empowers people to make changes to their health and environment through a plant based diet. Enjoy kimchi grilled cheese with rum and coke bbq sauce, seared avocado, dukkah, fried lentils and tahini with sumac flat breads.

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Pure Pulp

All about organic, local and in season. Roast veggie wraps vegan / Gf / power detox salad and raw slices. Organic fruit and vegan ice cream.


New Zealand’s most innovative and sustainable cafe, Bearlion respects the journey from seed to plate and nose to tail. Look out for wholesome products with no artificial additives and without refined white flour or sugar, nitrates and preservatives. 2018. Respecting the journey from seed to plate and nose to tail.

herba gourmet
Herba Gourmet

A fresh take on classic dishes with beautiful garden herbs and locally sourced ingredients. Herba is known for healthy nutritious meals and treats on the go. Choose from fresh fish, slow cooked beef, or fragrant falafel and pair it with delicious hand cut chips or superfood salads. They’ve also got gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, soy free, vegetarian and vegan options and coeliac options to cater to all diets.

utopia ice
Utopia Ice

Handcrafted small batch ice cream, sorbet and frozen coconut cream. Their mission is to make the world better, one scoop at a time.

cakes by anna
Cakes By Anna

One-off creations, made with care and creativity from scratch using fresh, local, seasonal produce and top notch ingredients. Cakes by Anna is honest, good looking, and unpretentious.

bohemian bakery
Bohemian Bakery

An amazing selection of sandwiches with fermented vegetables and various fillings made with sourdough bread, selection of gourmet sweet and savoury pastries. Everything made from scratch!

...And many more to be announced!