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Taste of South Bend to feature more than 30 local food vendors for SB150 festival

More than 30 food vendors will line Jefferson Boulevard in downtown South Bend for this weekend’s Taste of South Bend, part of the city’s SB150 Birthday Celebration.

From 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, visitors to the downtown event will have their pick of popular dishes from a smorgasbord of local independent restaurants.

After you grab some food, head to the Jefferson Street bridge, which will be transformed into a grassy picnic area for the weekend.

Those who like to enjoy a little local beer or wine with their street festivals will want to drop by the Century Center island to sample a number of regional wines, beers and spirits, accompanied by live music. The island will also host a jazz brunch Sunday, May 24, with one seating at 11 a.m. and another at 1 p.m.

For more details on the South Bend 150 Birthday Weekend festivities, visit

Taste of South Bend restaurant vendors

Cash will be accepted at all booths, and additional ATMs will be available downtown throughout the weekend. 

Ben’s Soft Pretzels

  • Jumbo soft pretzels and dipping sauces

Brown Berry Catering Company

  • Chicken strips, southern pasta salad, turkey knuckles and Basmati rice, sugar cookies, cucumber salad and lemonades

Bruno’s Pizza

  • Pizza slices, bread sticks, cookies, candy, soft drinks and bottled water

Cafe Navarre/O’Rourke’s Public House/Rocky River Tap & Table

  • Lobster rolls, crab fritters, smoked duck, jambalaya, ale braised brisket, edamame hummus and chipotle cerveza Caesar salad

Chicory Cafe

  • Jambalaya, seafood gumbo, Cajun chicken, wraps, chips, gelato, cookies, coffee, soda, beer and Hurricanes


  • Truffled eggs, sorbet, gelato, antipasto, bruschetta, limoncello, wine and beer

CJ’s Pub/Knights of Columbus

  • Burgers, chicken tenders, loaded potato fries, Polish sausage, pierogies and Hungarian crepes 

Copper Kettle

  • Kettle corn, caramel kettle corn, cheddar corn and bottled water


  • Beignets, breakfast sandwiches, crepes, gumbo, jambalaya, catfish po’boy with coleslaw and chips, peach cake, iced and hot coffee, sweet iced tea and lemonade


  • Beer

Fiddler’s Hearth Public House/Tapastrie

  • Fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, Scotch eggs, smoked salmon dip, paella, kabobs, churros, rustic bread brownies, nuts, popcorn, olives, wines, beer, tea and lemonade


  • Burritos, Mexican sandwiches, quesadillas, tacos, beans and rice

Four Horsemen Pizza/Cheers Pub

  • Pizza, bottled water and soda

Indiana Whiskey Company

  • T-shirts, hats, glassware and frozen drinks

Javier’s Bistro

  • Pork chop mojito, mini burgers, chips, salad, grilled Vienna hot dogs and water

Korn Hut

  • Roasted corn on the cob, iced tea, lemonade, soda and bottled water

Lalepa’s Island Snow

  • Hawaiian shaved ice, iced coffee and hot coffee

Let’s Spoon Frozen Yogurt

  • Frozen yogurt and mix-ins

Lincolnway Cafe

  • Smoked pork nachos, barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, pork burrito, homemade fruit cobblers, chips, pretzels, bottled water and soda

Linden Grill

  • Pork chops, wings, burgers and chili cheese fries

Marielena Calero Peraita

  • Tamales, gorditas, arada and corn

Martin’s Super Markets

  • Popcorn, gelato, sorbetto and bottled water

Olivet AME Church

  • Homemade strawberry shortcake, whipped cream and ice cream

Paja Flavors

  • Curry chicken, oxtail stew, Jamaican-style jerk chicken, curry rice, white rice, rice and peas, red kidney beans, stir fry cabbage, fried plantains, tilapia, chicken kabobs, beef and vegetable samosas, steamed greens and Jamaican-style patties

Pitts BBQ

  • Pulled pork sandwiches, rib tips, chicken and St. Louis ribs

Purple Porch Co-op

  • Curried cashew hummus wrap, granola bars, potato chips and water

South Bend Brew Werks

  • Craft beers, house beers, mixed nuts, hummus, beer cheese, mixed drinks and cocktails

South Bend Chocolate Company

  • Ice cream and soda

The Skillet

  • Chicken bacon wrap, salads, Polish buffet, Polish sandwiches, pierogies and cabbage rolls

Tippecanoe Place

  • Lobster cakes, prime rib sliders and Frangelico mousse

Wade’s Pan Pizza 

  • Pizza by the slice or whole pies, breadsticks with ranch and pizza dipping sauce, soda, pink lemonade, iced tea and bottled water

Weiss’ Gasthaus

  • Brat and sauerkraut on bun, curry wurst and fries, schnitzel stix, bottled water and soda

Woochi Japanese Fusion and Bar

  • California rolls and edamame

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