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Download 2022 beer and food prices – from ostrich burgers to Belgian waffles

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With dozens of food outlets at this year’s Download Festival, eating outdoors over three days could never get boring. There’s everything from an ostrich burger for £9, through to Belgian waffles and a whole lot of interesting food in between. It’s not haute cuisine but it beats the early days of festivals when all there was to buy was a burger or chips, or maybe both if you were lucky.

But be prepared to pay a fairly hefty price for even the simplest items such as a sausage and bacon baguette for £10, classic beef burger for £9, chips £5 a portion, a cheesy duck wrap for £9.50, mac and cheese £9.75 – or £11.75 for extra topping – and £11 for sausage, egg and chips.

There’s also vegan food stalls, for those not wanting meat or animal products, as well as vegetarian and don’t forget you can always make your own food by buying supplies at the Co-op store that has been set up on site. And to wash it all down there is cocktail bar, plenty of tea and coffee, free water to refill your cup or plastic bottle and also inevitably gallons of cider and lager.

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Prices range from £6.50 for a 568ml Carlsberg Pilsner, £6.80 for a Somersby cider and £7 for a Shed Head APA. While a full bottle of white, red or rose wine costs £30 and a 187ml small wine is priced at £7.50. Water is £2.60 for a 500ml bottle or you can have a Red Bull and vodka for £9.50.



Noodles on the wok stall

When you consider that the average festival fan will probably consume at least three main meals and possibly two or three breakfasts over the three-day event, together with copious amount of drinks, you won’t get much change from in the region of £80-£100, one fan said.

Gezza Hancock, from Wolverhampton, reckoned he would spend almost that just on drink and the odd meal. He said: “You just get what food you want when you fancy it and the same for lager, it’s a great choice you don’t have to have the same food twice.”



How about a tasty ostrich burger?

A popular food choice is the Pagoda-style food outlet run by Wok’s Up Noodle Company but expect to pay £14.75 for noodles, chicken, tempura prawn, spring roll and fresh vegetables. You can also eat your way through other nations’ foods such as Indian, Thai and Greek.

Tracey Smith, from Norwich, said she thought £9 was quite good for an ostrich burger. She added: “I don’t mind paying higher prices for something a bit different, especially if it is cooked well and this seems to be.”

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