Scott Pilgrim once quipped, “garlic bread is my favourite food. I could honestly eat it for every meal. Or just eat it all the time without even stopping”. While that might sound excessive, the fictional indie band bassist’s dream of a doughy utopia has finally been realised, with Melbourne set to cop a monster Garlic Bread Festival later this month. Hitting the city on April 30, Welcome to Thornbury’s carb-loaded extravaganza will celebrate all things buttery, just the way it should be.
The Garlic Bread Festival will be held at Welcome to Thornbury’s home base in Northcote, with festivities kicking off from 12pm. Best of all, entry is free so you can save those hard-earned pennies for a rich gluten-filled day of gluttony without dropping a dime on door price. Throughout the day there will be a host of food trucks and stands, showing off the very best of their bread creations.
From the OG classic garlic bread to more experimental creations, you’ll be able to taste, try and test out the famous flavours. Dishes such as garlic bread burgers, cheesesteaks, arancini and Bloody Mary’s will be up for grabs, with garlic, butter and bread stalls open for you to DIY at home.
Among the exhibitors, you’ll find local legends such as Welcome to Garlic Town, Nuggies and Chef Calamari, alongside established favourites Mr Burger, Sparrows Philly Cheese, Porcupine Eatery, Wylee Garlic and Lardass Butter.
Welcome to Thornbury’s Garlic Bread Festival kicks off at 12pm on Saturday, April 30 and will run all day. The non-ticketed event is free to enter, so pop on your stretchy pants and ditch the calorie counter. We’re going into winter, anyway.