Feeling adventurous? Take a bite out of these new foods at the 2019 Florida Strawberry Festival.
What’s a fair without wild, wacky food?
The Florida Strawberry Festival does not play around when it comes to good eats. Anybody looking for food as unique as it is delightful will be right at home at the festival, and this year is no exception. There are even vegan options coming this year for people who want the fair food experience without the absurd calorie counts.
Maple Cotton Candy (Meig’s Concessions)
What more needs to be said? It’s cotton candy with a maple syrup flavor. Good luck finding that anywhere else. If you’re really on a breakfast kick, you might try pairing it with chocolate-covered bacon from Mavric’s.
Black Forest Funnel Cake (Best Around)
Dark chocolate and cherry flavors combine for a one-of-a-kind funnel cake experience. This treat is served with chocolate icing and fresh strawberries.
Honey Cones (Hawaiian Honey Cones)
Here’s an ice cream cone that’s sure to turn heads. Hawaiian Honey Cones’ signature sweet treat is a J-shaped cone full of Hokkaido-style vanilla ice cream in both ends. These cones are gluten-free and do not contain high fructose corn syrup — it’s 100 percent organic corn cane.
Strawberry Dole Whip (Hawaiian Honey Cones)
It’s kosher, it’s vegan, it’s dairy-free and it’s sure to please the taste buds. This cold treat is a great way to beat a hot day.
Strawberry Blast Burger (Carousel)
This take on the infamous “Luther burger” comes topped with a strawberry doughnut in lieu of a traditional bun. This bacon cheeseburger is also dressed with strawberry mayo and sweet strawberry relish, Gouda cheese, lettuce and onion. It’s truly a burger for the brave. If the doughnuts aren’t doing it for you, you can replace them with toasted brioche buns.
“Edible” Cookie Dough (Happy Dough Company)
We’re not quite sure what the difference between regular cookie dough and “edible” cookie dough is, but the Happy Dough Company does offer an option for people who will do anything to avoid getting salmonella. You can order it as-is or fried and this vendor also has a crunchy cookie dough crumble cannoli for sale.
Strawberry Cheesecake Quesadilla (Bryan’s Concessions)
This might be the ultimate dessert quesadilla. This one comes filled with cheesecake and strawberry glaze with graham crackers and it’s finished with whipped cream and a strawberry on top.