Healthy Festival Food | Part Two

Street Festivals, how I love thee and your delicious food! One of my favorite festivals in town is the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival.

Last year, I went on a hunt for guilty-free foods at Street Festivals (see here). This year I did the same. And there were some pleasant additions to our festival menu. Who’s excited? I AM!!!

Keep in mind, these are choices for you to consider, you know besides fried Oreo and funnel cake. Which hey, if you want to go there, all for it. Personally, my stomach will hate me for life if I ate all that fried powder sugar. Yeah, I am getting old.


  • Pros: Refreshing on a hot day, and tons of antioxidant.
  • Cons: You may not be getting the actual fruit. Instead you’ll be consuming acai powder mixed in with other things. In other words, loads of sugar. So before consuming ask how the acai base is made.

New in the Hoboken scene is Acai Ya Later. They are a popup cart that will open up their new store front soon!

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2017 - Acai


  • Pros: High in omega-3s!
  • Cons: Not really many, even if you don’t eat raw like fish, most poke places make them with chicken.

One that looked so darn good was Makai Poke Co. located at 521 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ.

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2017 - Poke

If you want to give them a try, they do have a Groupon currently available, see here. And please don’t judge their quality by my image above, that was a sample bowl they had set out in the sun. All. Day.


Avocados in any form, rules my world and I personally have no con’s to it. Avocados are a good source of fat, keeps you full, and gives you tons of energy.

As we were leaving the festival, we came across nirvana, The Guac Spot. I mean come on! Why didn’t we did eat there sooner?!

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2017 - Guac

So as you read, not everything at a street festival will disrupt your eating regiment. And let’s face it, all things listen above, taste amazing. So you can some what indulge. But not too much. Everything in moderation is acceptable.

For other healthier festival options visit our previous blog.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheismelrose says:

    I’ve been dying to try a Poke Bowl but didn’t know they made them without fish now I must go on a hunt lol

    1. Nerd & Lace says:

      Girl they are amazeballs! I hope you find something by you soon!

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