ASUO Street Faire Preview: Happy Go Lucky Crepes, Localvore and Bandon’s Best Kettle Korn
It’s almost that time of the term again. It’s the ASUO Street Faire, dense with rich scents, new flavors, and lavish trinkets from local vendors across Eugene.
The ASUO Street Faire is an institution, bringing the best of town right into our campus. The event runs from May 6 to the 9th along 13th street. It’s pretty difficult to miss. If you’re looking to make the most of the event, here’s a few booths that will be offering some must-taste items.
Happy Go Lucky Crepes
Crepes are one of the most simple, and versatile foods that has ever come out of the great French culinary dynasty. Thin pancakes cooked on a hot griddle, filled with any variety of goodies to delight the senses.
Happy Go Lucky Crepes is based in Eugene, and is one of the most recognizable booths in the fair with their bright signage — and delightful aroma. Plus, they even have gluten-free and vegan options available for more health-conscious faire goers. Enjoy a sweet crepe loaded with Nutella, lemon and sugar, or bananas, almonds, and rum for a Bananas Foster.
Or turn the experience into a full lunch, with one of their savory crepes. Enjoy one loaded up with smoked ham and swiss, or tomato, pesto, and mozzerella. That’s just the beginning — Happy Go Lucky Crepes offers plenty of options to maximize your crepe experience. Operator Lisa Kline says “mixing it up with students at the U of O is really fun, and that’s why we keep coming back year after year! … We love to cook, and it helps us pay back our student loans, too!”
If you’re looking for a lunch with a purpose behind it, be sure to visit Localvore — a food cart serving classic Americana with a commitment to regionally sourced ingredients. Organic and always GMO-free, the cart offers Pulled Pork sandwiches and burritos, seasonal salads and wraps, and even Indian-style samosas loaded with peas, potatoes, lentils, and green chilies. If you’re looking for soul food with a soul, Localvore is a must.
Bandon’s Best Kettle Korn
If there’s one thing that defines the Street Faire for most students, it has to be the intoxicating smell of freshly popped kettle korn. Salty and sweet at once, it’s an impossibly addictive snack that nobody does better than Bandon’s. Their classic Kettle Korn is a thing of beauty — but they’ve also got great flavors like Snickerdoodle and Tooti-Fruiti to keep you coming back for bag after bag. Be sure to stock up — this stuff will practically vanish before your very eyes.
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