Later this summer will be the first ever Ballard Burrito Fest, set to take over Ballard Commons Park on Saturday, August 19.
Organized by nonprofit The World Is Fun (TWIF), the festival will have lawn games, activities for kids, a beer garden, and the city’s best restaurants and food trucks competing for the title of best burrito.
The purpose of the festival goes beyond celebrating the art of the burrito: TWIF executive director Amy Faulkner says the idea behind it was, “driven by wanting to get the message out that food insecurity is a serious issue in Seattle with 14.6% of Seattle’s population being food insecure.”
“We find burritos to be the ultimate food in fighting hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity because they’re simple, easy to make, and are a great balance of food groups,” Faulkner told My Ballard. “Plus, they cater to all types of eaters – vegetarians, vegans, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc. because you can fill them with anything and/or everything.”
To learn more about the event or to RSVP, click here for their Facebook event page.