The San Mateo County Fair is back, and so is the food. Until June 12, visitors will be able to find all their favorites from the show among a variety of more than 15 food concessions.
Flavorful Finds traveled to the fair to help you figure out which foods are must-haves during your visit. With everything from lemonade to pickles, a brick of fries, corn dogs, churros to fried Oreos, it will be hard to choose just one, so it’s recommended not to. The diverse selection of vendors at this year’s show ensures there’s something for everyone.
Nothing says it better than the classic funnel cake. When you’re strolling around and enjoying your favorite rides and attractions, it’s nearly impossible to dodge the sweet, mushy smells of Fanny’s Fabulous Funnel Cakes. Fanny’s has been a staple at the fair for many years and never disappoints. Funnel cake masters Cristian and Carlos can top your cake with strawberries and powdered sugar, caramel apples, peanut butter and chocolate, ice cream and more. Plus, you can also find Snickers, Oreos, deep-fried Twinkies, and a chocolate-dipped treat here.
Next stop, and back by popular demand, Pacific Crest Hawaiian Teriyaki. This concession is a great option if you’re looking for something on the healthy side of delicious. They serve teriyaki rice bowls, bento boxes, gravy noodles, and combination plates. A secret menu item to keep in mind is to swap your bowl for a pineapple with the Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Boat. This beautifully hollowed-out pineapple filled with sweet teriyaki chicken and rice is not only delicious, but it will also look great in your photos.
On a hot day (or not), a must is the new concession, Poppy’s Sno Biz. At Poppy’s you’ll find real shaved ice in a variety of flavors and some of the tastiest mini mochi donuts covered in cinnamon sugar. This concession is also a great option for those looking for gluten-free items. The fair can be a tough place for people with food allergies, so this unique twist on tasty treats is a game changer for fair goers.
Next, the turkey leg. You can’t miss Chillin & Grillin BBQ while strolling through the fair. Its clouds of smoked meat will draw you in and lead you to the charcoal grills where you’ll find the good old turkey legs calling your name. Without a doubt, you can expect plenty of juiciness in every savory, smoky bite. After eating one of these, you’ll end up with a handful of napkins and at one of the hand-washing stations. While delicious, it wouldn’t be Flavorful Find’s first choice for a first date.
Other notable features include Jeanne’s Artichokes, Noels Mexican Food, PHD & Me Pretzels, Pizza & Poutine, The Sleek Greek, A Pop Above and New York Style Italian Sausage.
To take your indulgence to the next level, check out all the delicious concessions from this year’s San Mateo County Fair and tag @smdailyjournal to your favorites.