Since 2006, it’s been my summer tradition to attend the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, watch performances, take photos, and buy whichever concessions my meat-free diet allows me to eat. In the past, I’ve indulged in varieties of fried potatoes, salads, corn on the cob, noodle dishes, and mango and sticky rice.
This year, it seemed there were several more vegetarian options than usual, and though I’ve gone to the Folklife Festival five times in the last week and a half (it’s break week between semesters!), I still have containers of food that I’ve brought home and not yet tried. Here’s everything I ordered: