T in the Park 2012: What to eat
- Melissa Steel
- 25 June 2012
A guide to some of the tastier treats in store for T attendees
You’re not sure ten ciders count as double your five-a-day, and you need a vegetable fix …
Health conscious partiers can take advantage of local Perthshire berries on sale in the Healthy T area. Other Scottish artisan produce will be on sale from Argyll-based producers, giving Balado an unexpectedly farmers' market-y vibe. So, you may lose a welly over the weekend, but who knows what deli treasures you may take home?
For vegetarians, thali curry (a sort of Indian smorgasbord of rice, pulses and vegetables) and rotis (a bread you can wrap such delights in) will be on sale. The Indian theme continues with mango lassis and cups of hot chai, both great non-alcoholic curry accompaniments for those feeling a little worse for wear.
Other comfort food on sale includes shepherd’s pie, gourmet burgers, mashed potatoes and chargrilled corn on the cob with lashings of flavoured butter – excellent fuel for a night of dancing.
Drinking-water spots will be dotted throughout the site to make sure festivalgoers stay hydrated throughout the weekend. Bring your own water bottle to take advantage of it. Jumping up and down to your favourite band for hours on end can be thirsty work, after all.
Making the festival experience even more comfortable is the Be Chilled service. Eliminating the need for carting a cool box, or worse, necking warm ciders all weekend, you can order cool Tennent’s and Magners Original Cider in advance. Then once you arrive, you simply pick up your drink orders as and when you want them during the weekend. An excellent idea, should Scotland see the fabled sunlight during the weekend.