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Tucson Meet Yourself Festival 2023

Where to Eat During Tucson Meet Yourself 2023

Updated January 22, 2024
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  • The CIRCLE ICONS on the map will show you where to find most vendors when the festival is over. Those without a permanent home will simply return you to the festival grounds.
  • The STAR ICONS on the map indicate the locations of the music, art, and dance performance venues.

It’s that time of year again.

Time for last-minute Halloween costume decisions, pre-holiday-season anxiety, and pumpkin spice everything. Does that thermometer say 87 degrees? Holy moly, that’s practically FREEZING, winter isn’t coming, winter is HERE!

More importantly, it’s time for Tucson Meet Yourself 2023!

What’s Tucson Meet Yourself? So glad you asked. It’s a festival. A big, joyful celebration of culture, cuisine, and community. A chance for thousands to meet, mingle, and masticate. An opportunity to observe people, passion, performance, and perspective. A true melting pot in every sense.

Tucson Meet Yourself 2023 is taking over three city blocks + the plaza in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library for a weekend of foreign and familiar flavors from all around the world. There’s nearly 60 unique cuisines to choose from, ranging from sweet to spicy to savory to “I have no idea what that is, but it smells incredible and I must have some immediately.”

And, best of all, it’s FREE! But you can (and should) donate — support your local non-profits!

Our guide pertains primarily to the food vendors of Tucson Eat Yourself 2023 (see what they did there?). Below you will find a complete list of vendors, along with their festival menus, so you can start planning and salivating.

Additionally, you’ll find the performance/event venues and their accompanying show schedules. Those are listed first and each is marked with a STAR ICON on the map.

Tucson Eat Yourself 2023 | Food Vendor Schedule
  • Friday, October 13 | 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 14 | 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 15 | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Rio Nuevo Stage at TMY 2023

Rio Nuevo Stage [TMY 2023]

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Friday, October 13

  • TOM WALBANK | Electric Delta Blues | 11:00 – 11:45 AM
  • NOSSA BOSSA NOVA | Bossa Nova | 12:00 – 12:45 PM
  • GLITTER AND THE ZOMBIE FREAKS | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
{No shows from 2:00-5:00 PM}
  • BALLET FOLKLORICO TAPATIO DE TUCSON | Mexican Folklorico Dance | 5:00 – 5:45 PM
  • GRUPO FOLKLORICO MIZTONTLI | Mexican Folklorico Dance | 6:00 – 6:45 PM
  • SUERTE MUSICAL | Big Brass Tejano | 7:00 – 7:45 PM
  • GABRIEL AYALA | JazzMenco (Jazz + Flamenco), plus Ledger Art & Jewelry | 8:00 – 8:45 PM
  • GERTIE ‘N’ THE T.O. BOYZ | Tohono O’odham Waila Music | 9:00 – 10:00 PM

Saturday, October 14

  • LUDO DJORE | Traditional Bulgarian Music | 11:00 – 11:45 AM
  • EL SURCO | Argentine & Chilean Folk Music | 12:00 – 12:45 PM
  • YELLOW BIRD INDIAN DANCERS | Native American Dances | 1:00 – 1:45 PM
  • JALIYA WORLD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC | World Contemporary Music & African Music | 2:00 – 2:45 PM
  • SAGUARO STOMPERS CLOG DANCE COMPANY | Contemporary American Clog Dancing | 3:00 – 3:30 PM
  • MZEKALA BALKAN ENSEMBLE WITH BALKAN ALLSPICE | Traditional Folk Music from the Balkans | 3:45 – 4:30 PM
  • ODAIKO SONORA | Taiko – Japanese Ensemble Drumming | 4:45 – 5:45 PM
  • SIVA MAIA POLYNESIAN DANCERS | Polynesian Dance | 6:00 – 6:45 PM
  • SEVEN PIPERS SCOTTISH DANCERS & TUCSON DISTRICT PIP BAND | Scottish Music & Dance | 7:00 – 7:45 PM
  • HUNG GAR WING CHUN CLUB | Traditional Chinese Martial Arts & Cantonese Lion Dance | 8:00 – 8:45 PM
  • LARRY ARMSTRONG WITH COPPER MOON | Western Swing | 9:00 – 10:00 PM

Sunday, October 15

  • KLEZMERKABA | Klezmer Music | 11:00 – 11:30 AM
  • LAS AZALEAS | Mexican Folk, Cuban Bolero, Mariachi, Music in Spanish Latin Music, & more! | 11:45 – 12:30 PM
  • BABA MARIMBA | World Beat Folk Fusion | 12:45 – 1:45 PM
  • GRUPO RIKEN | Caribbean Music | 2:00 – 2:45 PM
  • AYURE | Music of Morocco | 3:00 – 3:45 PM
  • YAQUI CEREMONIAL: DEER DANCERS | Ritual Deer Dance of Yoeme/Yaqui Tradition | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
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UA Stage [TMY 2023]

UArizona Stage [TMY 2023]

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Friday, October 13

  • KATHI HUHTALUHTA & WORLD WINDS | Traditional & Contemporary Scandinavian Music | 11:00 – 11:45 AM
  • BOUNCING CZECHS | Czech & Slovak Traditional Music | 12:00 – 12:45 PM
  • CELTIC MINSTRELS | Irish Traditional Music | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
{No shows from 2:00-5:00 PM}
  • THE OLD PUEBLO BLUEGRASS BAND | Traditional Appalachian, Folk, & Americana | 5:00 – 5:45 PM
  • RITMOS LATINOS | Dances from Cuba & Latin America | 6:00 – 6:45 PM
  • TRADICIONES | Peruvian & Latin American Music | 7:00 – 7:45 PM
  • BUDDY GREENBLOOM & THE GOTHIC COWBOYS | Country & Western | 8:00 – 8:45 PM
  • DILUVIO AZ | Seven-piece, female-fronted, pop-punk dance music in Spanish | 9:00 – 10:00 PM

Saturday, October 14

  • QIN’S STUDIO | Chinese Folk Songs  | 11:00 – 11:30 AM
  • HALAU HULA O UALANI AND HER MENEHUNE DANCERS | Polynesian & Hawaiian Tradtional Dance | 11:45 – 12:30 PM
  • TUCSON REFUGEE BEAT | African Dance & Music | 12:45 – 1:15 PM
  • FADI ISKANDAR | Syrian Music on Violin | 1:30 – 2:00 PM
  • TAMARA KHACHATRYAN | Armenian, Russian, & Gypsy Music | 2:15 – 2:45 PM
  • THISTLE & BEAR | Celtic and Scandinavian Folk | 3:00 – 3:45 PM
  • ARIZONA KERTENKELERI | Turkish Folk & Pop | 4:00 – 4:45 PM
  • LAJKONIK POLISH FOLK ENSEMBLE | Polish Folk Dance | 5:00 – 5:45 PM
  • SOUND OF THUNDER OF TUCSON | Korean Dance & Drumming | 6:00 – 6:45 PM
  • DAN LEVENSON AND THE CAT MOUNTAIN ROUNDERS | Old Time Music | 7:00 – 7:45 PM
  • THE JUST INTERVALS | Rock, R&B, and Soul | 8:00 – 8:45 PM
  • CHALAKO THE BANDCumbia, Salsa, Blues, Tejano

Sunday, October 15

  • ELIJAH AND HIS KORA | African, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary | 11:00 – 11:30 AM
  • ARIZONA BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA | Russian/Slavic Folk Music | 11:45 – 12:15 PM
  • TUCSON SINO FASHION | Chinese Cultural Dress | 12:30 – 1:00 PM
  • UA KYUDO AND AZ KYUDO KAI | Traditional Japanese Archery | 1:15 to 1:45 PM
  • PHILIPPINE MABUHAY CULTURAL FOUNDATION OF TUCSON | Traditional Dance of the Philippines | 2:00 – 2:45 PM
  • SANTA PACHITA | Ritual Deer Dance of Yoeme/Yaqui Tradition | 3:00 – 3:45 PM
  • MARIACHI PUEBLO VIEJO | Mexican Mariachi | 4:00 – 4:45 PM
  • GAMELAN DEWI MALAM | Balinese Gamelan and Dance | 5:00 – 6:00 PM
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Tucson Hospital & ER Stage at TMY 2023

Tucson Hospital & ER Stage [TMY 2023]

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Friday, October 13

  • TED WARMBRAND | Jewish & American Folk Traditions | 11:00 – 11:45 AM
  • TONY KUYA | Classical Indian Sitar | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • NAGOYA – TRADITIONAL MUSIC | Traditional Japanese Koto and Shakuhachi Music | 1:15 – 2:00 PM
{No shows from 2:00-5:00 PM}
  • CALPULLI TONANTZIN | Aztec Chichimeca Dance | 5:00 – 5:45 PM
  • SAMPAGUITA DANCE GROUP | Regional Folkdance of the Philippines | 6:00 – 6:45 PM
  • SOUTH IMAGE WAILA BAND | Tohono O’odham Waila Music | 7:00 – 7:45 PM
  • LEIKARRING SCANDINAVIAN DANCERS, SWEDISH VASA DANCERS, AND AURORA BOREALIS FOLK BANK | Scandinavian Music & Dance | 8:00 – 8:45 PM
  • QUARTER ROYALE | Balkan-inspired Blues | 9:00 – 10:00 PM

Saturday, October 14

  • AR FLAMENCO WITH ANGELINA RAMIREZ & MISAEL BARRAZA DIAZ | Flamenco Music & Dance | 11:00 – 11:45 AM
  • XANADU DANCE COLLECTIVE | Belly Dance | 12:00 – 12:30 PM
  • TUCSON CHINESE DANCE | Chinese Traditional and Classical Dance | 12:45 – 1:15 PM
  • TUCSON CASINEROS | Cuban Salsa | 1:30 – 2:00 PM
  • MARI KANETA & SUZUYUK-KAI | Traditional Japanese Dance | 2:15 – 3:45 PM
  • CORRIDOS WITH CELESTINO | Mexican Corridos | 4:00 – 4:45 PM
  • SAGUARO STRUTTERS | Line Dancing | 5:00 – 5:45 PM
  • CAPOEIRA MANDINGA & CAPOEIRA INSTITUTE SOUTHWEST | Brazilian Marial Arts Demonstration | 6:00 – 6:45 PM
  • URVASHI DANCE ACADEMY | Classical Indian Dance | 7:00 – 7:45 PM
  • KING-DOUMBYA DRUMMING AND DANCE | Music and Dance of the African Diaspora | 8:00 – 8:45 PM
  • KYKLO | Balkan-Aegean Musical Traditions | 9:00 – 10:00 PM

Sunday, October 15

  • TUCSON CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER | Chinese Lion Dance & Music | 11:00 – 11:30 AM
  • WAT BUDDHAMETTA THAI DANCE | Traditional Dance from Thailand | 11:45 – 12:15 PM
  • THE WILD SWANS | Traditional Song and Music of Ireland | 12:30 – 1:00 PM
  • MAGUIRE ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE | Traditional Irish Music & Dance | 1:15 – 1:45 PM
  • PURPLE BAMBOO ASIAN MUSIC ENSEMBLE AND TUCSON SINO GUZHENG | Asian Music | 2:00 – 2:45 PM
  • TUCSON SINO DANCE | Traditional Chinese Dance | 3:00 – 3:30 PM
  • SISTER SPIRIT DRUM | Indigenous Drum and Song | 3:45 – 4:15 PM
  • PIÑATA TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF TUCSON MEET YOURSELF | Piñata Breaking Celebration | 4:30 – 5:00 PM
  • OM SHANTI |Bollywood Dance | 5:15 – 6:00 PM
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Folk Arts Area (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself)

Folk Arts Area [TMY 2023]

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Friday, October 13

  • JOSEFINA LIZARRAGA – PAPER FLOWERS | Mexican Paper Flowers | 11:00 – 1:00 PM
  • JOSEFINA LIZARRAGA – PAPER FLOWERS | Mexican Paper Flowers | 1:30 – 3:30 PM
  • JOSEFINA LIZARRAGA – PAPER FLOWERS | Mexican Paper Flowers | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
  • EMMA MARUSKA – KNITTING AND FELTING | 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 14

  • TINA LIU | Chinese Calligraphy | 11:00 – 1:00 PM
  • CARMEN BARON – MEXICAN FOLKLORICO JALISCO BRAIDS | Costume Maker | 11:00 – 1:00 PM
  • MIKI PIMIENTA | Japanese Furoshiki | 1:30 – 3:30 PM
  • RHONDA AND SHARHONDA MASSENGALE | African American Hair Braiding | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
  • SHUKA PARKER | Japanese Calligraphy | 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 15

  • TINA LIU | Chinese Calligraphy | 11:00 – 1:00 PM
  • NADRIA MITCHELL & AGNES ATTAKAI | Navajo Sheep Hide Tanning | 11:00 – 1:00 PM
  • KIYOKO MATSUYAMA | Japanese Ikebana | 1:30 – 3:30 PM
  • RHONDA AND SHARHONDA MASSENGALE | African American Hair Braiding | 1:30 – 3:30 PM
The Memory Tent at TMY 2023

Memory Tent [TMY 2023]

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Friday, October 13

  • GERTIE LOPEZ | Growing Up Waila | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 14

  • LOMA GRIFFITH | 50 Years of Tucson Meet Yourself | 11:30 – 12:00 PM
  • STEVEN MECKLER | Photographing Tucson Meet Yourself | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
  • LOS DESCENDIENTES DE TUCSON | Rep. Betty Villegas on History and Change in Downtown Tucson | 2:00 – 2:30 PM
  • JALIYA WORLD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC | World Contemporary Music & African Music | 2:00 – 2:45 PM
  • CHARLOTTE HAM (FOR TONI) | Millinery: Hat Making | 3:00 – 3:30 PM

Sunday, October 15

  • DR. MARIBEL ALVAREZ | Why Folklife Matters – The Festival and Us | 11:30 – 12:15 PM
  • TED WARMBRAND | Jewish & American Folk Traditions (1970s Singalong) | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
  • JOANNA AND MATTHEW SCHMIT | Passing on Polish Tradition at Tucson Meet Yourself | 2:00 – 2:30 PM
  • PETER YUCUPICIO, CHAIRMAN OF PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE | Stories of a 50-Year Friendship between TMY and the Yaqui/Yoeme | 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Acai Paradise (Photo Courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Acai Paradise

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
Festival Menu
  • Arepas
  • Empanadas
  • Buñuelos
  • Pan de Bono
  • Pasteles de Yuca
  • Acai Fruit Bowls
Boriken Modern Puerto Rican Cuisine (Photo Courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Boriken Modern Puerto Rican Cuisine

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Puerto Rico
Festival Menu
  • Boricua Nachos ($13) Plantain chips, roasted pork
  • Empanada Sampler, 3pc. ($12) One beef, one chicken, one guava & cheese
  • BBQ Pincho ($6) Chicken skewer, garlic bread
  • Jefe Bowl ($14) Roasted pork, pigeon pea rice
  • Carne Frita con Mofongo ($14) Fried pork chunks w/ garlic-mashed plantain
  • Pastel ($5)
  • Passion Fruit Juice ($5)
  • Puerto Rican Sodas ($3)
Kouign-amann at Cafe Francais (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Cafe Francais

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • France
Festival Menu
  • French Cinnamon Twists, 3pc. ($6)
  • Chocolate Croissant ($7)
  • Almond Croissant ($8)
  • Chocolate Caramel Tart ($8)
  • Petite Kouign Amann ($9)
  • Sparkling French Lemonade ($5)
  • Yellow Brick Coffee ($4)
(Photo Courtesy of Cafe Santa Rosa)

Cafe Santa Rosa

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Tohono O’odham
  • Indigenous
Festival Menu
  • Indian Burger ($15) Hamburger patty w/ lettuce, cheese, tomato, green chile strips, ketchup, mayo & mustard on a popover
  • Red Chile Indian Taco ($14) Red Chile meat w/ beans, lettuce, cheese and tomato on a popover
  • Ground Beef Indian Taco ($13) Ground beef w/ beans, lettuce, tomato, &cheese on a popover
  • Red Chile & Bean Popover ($12)
  • Red Chile Popover ($11)
  • Bean Indian Taco ($11) Beans, lettuce, tomato, & cheese on a popover
  • Bean and Cheese Popover ($10)
  • Honey & Powdered Sugar ($10)
  • Strawberry & Powdered Sugar ($10)
  • Chocolate & Powdered Sugar ($10)
  • Honey OR Powdered Sugar ($9)
  • Cinnamon Sugar ($9)
  • Plain Popover ($7)
  • Sweetened Cinnamon Tea ($4)
Empanadas at Che Cafe (Photo by Mark Whittaker)

Che Cafe Empanadas Argentinas

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Argentina
Festival Menu
  • BEEF ($4.15) Ground beef, onion, egg, olives
  • CHICKEN ($4.15) Chicken, red bell pepper, onion, egg
  • EMPIZZA ($4.15) Pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, oregano
  • SPINACH ($4.15) Fresh spinach, egg, cheese blend
  • HUMITA ($4.15) Sweet corn, cheese blend, & spice
  • SWEET POTATO ($4.15)
  • APPLE PIE ($4.15) Green apple, brown sugar, & cinnamon
Chinese Student Association (Photo Courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Chinese Student Association

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • China
Festival Menu
  • Bubble Waffle ($6) Crispy outside with fluffy and cakey bubbles; includes assortment of toppings and dips
  • Boba Milk Tea ($5) Milk tea with black tapioca pearls; assortment of flavor options
  • HK Style French Toast ($5)
Churros El Rey ((Photo Courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Churros El Rey

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico
  • Spain
Festival Menu
  • Original Churro ($5)
  • Filled Churro ($6)
  • Small Churro Sundae ($10)
  • Large Churro Sundae ($12)
  • Small Strawberries & Cream ($10)
  • Large Strawberries & Cream ($12)
  • 1 Ice Cream Scoop ($5)
  • 2 Ice cream Scoops ($7)
  • Chamba Chai ($8)
  • Hot Coffee ($6)
  • Hot Chocolate ($6)
  • Iced Coffee ($7)
  • Frappe Coffee ($8)
  • Milkshake ($8)
  • Root Beer Float ($7)
Churros Inzunza (Photo Courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Churros Inzunza

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico
Festival Menu

The whole menu is vegan & gluten free || Todo el menú es vegan y gluten free

  • Churros: Small ($7); Medium ($9); Large ($11)
  • Horchata: Small ($3); Medium ($5); Large ($6)
  • Champurrado: Small ($3); Medium ($5); Large ($6)
  • Tepache: Small ($3); Medium ($5); Large ($6)
  • Thai Tea: Small ($3); Medium ($5); Large ($6)
  • Choco-flan ($7)
  • Plátano frito ($6)
  • Cinnamon roll ($6)
  • Coco fresco ($8)
  • Cóctel de elote ($7)
  • Capirotada ($7)
Club Colombia de Tucson (Photo Courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Club Colombia de Tucson

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Colombia
Festival Menu
  • Empanadas ($5) Fried corn masa turnovers filled w/ potatoes, rice, beef, & spices
  • Arepas ($5) Corn cakes w/ butter & mozzarella cheese.
  • Tropical Fruit Juice ($3)
  • Cocadas ($2) Coconut clusters made w/ whole milk & sugar
  • Colombian Coffee ($3)
Cocina Oaxaqueña (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Cocina Oaxaqueña

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico, Oaxaca
Festival Menu
  • Tamal Oaxaqueño ($12) Topped with mole sauce & queso fresco
  • Quesadilla De Flor De Calabaza ($10) Corn tortilla filled w/ queso oaxaca, zucchini, spinach, caramelized onions, & pumpkin blossoms; can be made vegan and gluten free
  • Enchilada de Queso con Mole ($8) Corn tortillas filled w/ queso oaxaca; topped w/ mole sauce, queso fresco, and onions ($8)
  • Side of Chapulines ($5)
  • Jamaica ($5)
  • Cucumber-Lime ($5)
Coyote Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Coyote Kitchen

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Tohono O’odham
Festival Menu
  • Frybread ($12) w/ choice of red chili, green chili, beans, Indian Taco, honey, or powdered sugar
CP's Wings (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

CP’s Wings

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • American South
Festival Menu
  • Wings, 5pc. ($14) Served with fries or veggies, a sweet bread roll, and a ranch cup
Eatgypt (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Eatgypt

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Egypt
Festival Menu
  • Koshary
  • Ful Medames
  • Baklava
  • Karkade
El Caiman Caribbean Heritage Foods (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

El Caiman (Caribbean Heritage Foods)

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Cuba
Festival Menu
  • Various classic Caribbean dishes
Costillas Nopales at El Taco Rustico (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

El Taco Rustico

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico, Coahuila
Festival Menu
  • Asada
  • Pastor
  • Tripa
  • Cabrito
  • Costilla Tacos
  • Pineapple Slaw
  • Nopal Salad
  • Bean Salad
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Horchata
  • Jamaica
El Trompón Taqueria Mexicana (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

El Trompón Mexican Taqueria

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico
Festival Menu
  • Tacos al Pastor y Carne Asada
  • Sonoran Hotdog
  • Aguas Frescas:
    • Horchata
    • Jamaica
Empanadas El Dominicano (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Empanadas El Dominicano

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Dominican Republic
Festival Menu
  • Empanadas ($4 each)
    • Ground Meat
    • Shredded Chicken
    • Chorizo & Cheese
    • Green Chile & Cheese
    • Ham & Cheese
  •  Fritos Con Salami ($10) Fried plantains w/ slices of fried salami
  • [NEW] Chuleta Frita ($10) Fried pork chop
  • [NEW] Rice & Meat ($12)
  • NATURAL JUICES:
    • Guava, 16oz ($4)
    • Tamarind, 16oz ($4)
    • Morir Soñando,16oz ($5) Caribbean drink w/ milk, lime, & ice
Photo Courtesy of Food 2 Door Catering

Food 2 Door Catering (Persian)

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Persia
Festival Menu

DISHES

  • KASHK BADEMJON: This is the most well known and most delicious appetizer is Persian food. It’s made of sautéed eggplants, onion, garlic, dried mint. Persians enjoy this flavorful food as an appetizer, dip, or full meal. We serve it with pita bread. Vegetarian.
  • CHICKEN KABOB: Chicken marinated in onions, saffron, garlic, olive oil, lots of Persian spices. Served as an open sandwich with fresh cut tomatoes, chopped onion and parsley, one whole pitta bread, and pickles.
  • KABOB KOBIDE [also known as Looleh Kabob]: Combination of lamb and ground beef w/ Persian spices; served as an open sandwich on whole pita bread w/ fresh cut tomatoes, chopped onion, parsley, & pickles

DESSERTS

  • SAFFRON & PISTACHIO ICE CREAM: Loads of pistachios, rose water, buttermilk, and lots of saffron; unforgettable!
  • PERSIAN BAKLAVA: Sheets of phyllo dough filled with combination of pistachios and almonds mixed with organic raw honey, cardamom, rose water, &butter

DRINKS

  • PERSIAN BLACK TEA: served mild hot with a touch of cardamom and rose water; choice of sugar cubes and/or baklava
  • SAFFRON SHARBAT: The most refreshing beverage in Persian culture; made of rose water, saffron, & chia seeds; sold out last year!
Friesy (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Friesy

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Arabic
Festival Menu
  • Shawarma chicken: Shredded chicken steak with garlic sauce and pickle, fries.
  • Shawarma beef: Shredded beef steak with tahini, tomatoes and onions, fries.
  • BBQ: Fried boneless chicken cubes with our signature BBQ sauce. Doritos chips and mozzarella cheese! and jalapeño, and fries.
  • Creamy: Fried boneless chicken cubes with the creamy white sauce mushrooms and mozzarella cheese, fries.
  • Pesto: Grilled boneless chicken cubes with creamy and pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese, fries.
  • Fajita: Fried boneless chicken cubes with sweet pepper and onion and mayo and cheddar cheese, fries.
  • Dynamite: Crispy fried chicken, dynamite sauce, green onion, fries.
  • Buffalo Ranch: Fried boneless chicken cubes with ranch and buffalo, fries.
  • Arizona Fries: Fried boneless chicken cubes with onion ring and mix cheese and AZ sauce and fries.
  • New Delhi: Fried boneless chicken cubes with Indian sauce and cherry tomato and green onion and garlic, cheddar cheese and fries.
  • Regular Fries: Served with cheese and sauce.
  • Chicken over rice: Chicken over rice and tomato , lettuce, onion, and sauce with Arabic spices
H.B.C.U. College Tour Group (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

H.B.C.U. College Tour Group

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • African American
Festival Menu
  • BBQ Rib Plates [ribs, beans, coleslaw, & slice of bread]
  • BBQ Shredded Beef Sandwiches + bag of chips
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Southern Sweet Tea
  • Red Kool-Aid
Hawaiian Shave Ice (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Hawaiian Shave Ice

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • USA
Festival Menu
  • Shaved Ice – 26 flavors [incl. two sugar free options]
    • Featuring:
      • Le Hing Powder & Snow Capping (from Hawaii)
      • Chamoy on top (from the Southwest)
      • New Compostable Cups
  •  Prepackaged Snacks ($1)
Herculean Chicken (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Herculean Taiwanese Style Chicken

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
Festival Menu
  • Arepas

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
Taiwan

Festival Menu

– Herculean Chicken ($14)
A whole chicken breast cutlet that is marinated overnight, deep fried, and finished with dry seasoning; served in a paper bag for eating while exploring

– Popcorn Chicken ($12)
Taiwanese style popcorn chicken deep fried and finished with a dry seasoning; served in a paper bag to be eaten with a skewer stick

– Fries ($5)
—Vegetable ($5) Gluten free, vegan
—White Rice ($2) Gluten free, vegan

Inca's Peruvian Cuisine (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
Festival Menu
  • Arepas

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
Peru

Festival Menu

MAIN DISHES/SIDE DISHES:
– Anticuchos: Beef skewers

– Causa Rellena: Mashed potatoes filled with chicken

– Papa Rellena: Fried potato stuffed with beef

– Ceviche Pescado: Traditional Peruvian fish recipe

– Papa a la Huancaina: Sliced potato w/ Peruvian Huancaina sauce

CONDIMENTS/ADD-ONS:
– Beef, heart, Peruvian sauce
– Potato, cheese, aji amarillo
– Potato, diced meat
– Fish, lime, rocoto peppers
– Potato, cheese, milk, pepper

SNACKS:
– Canchita: Peruvian corn nuts

DRINKS:
– Chica Morada: Purple corn drink
– Maracuya Passionfruit

J’s Kettle Corn (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

J’s Kettle Corn

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • USA
Festival Menu
  • KETTLE CORN: Small ($6), Med. ($9), Large ($12)
  • COTTON CANDY ($6)
(Photo courtesy of Just Churros)

Just Churros

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico
Festival Menu
  • Fresh Bag of 7 Churros ($10) + dipping sauce [chocolate, caramel, cajeta]
Kingdom of Kongo Women’s Association (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Kingdom of Kongo Women’s Association

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Africa, Congo
Festival Menu
  • Peanut Butter Chicken
  • Rice
  • Fried Plantain Banana
  • Beignet
  • Fufu
  • Vegetable Rice
  • Pondu [spinach]
Kingston Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Kingston Kitchen

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Jamaica
Festival Menu
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Curry Chicken
  • Brown Stew Chicken
  • Curry Goat & Oxtail
Lajkonik Polish Folk Ensemble (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Lajkonik Polish Folk Ensemble

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Poland
Festival Menu
  • KIELBASA ($9) Polish sausage on a French roll; served w/ ketchup & mustard [optional]
  • KIELBASA ($10) served w/ kraut
  • PIEROGI ($5) Polish dumplings (4), stuffed with potato and cheese with choice of sour cream or sautéed onion
  • POTATO PANCAKES, 3pc. ($4) Made from flour, potatoes, onions, eggs, salt, & pepper; served fresh off the griddle; choice of sour cream or apple sauce
  • COMBO, ($15) Kielbasa w/ kraut, 2 pierogi, & 2 potato pancakes
Laos Academic Organization (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Laos Academic Organization

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Laos
Festival Menu
  • Veggie Egg Roll ($3) Cabbage, carrot, onions, celery, rice noodles.
  • Sticky Rice ($4)
  • Papaya Salad ($4) Green papaya mixed with seasoning
  • Veggie Fried Rice ($4) Rice and mixed vegetables
  • Larb Chicken ($4) Diced chicken breasts with seasoning
  • Chicken Sticks ($4) Chicken breast on a stick
  • Laos Sweet Tea ($4)
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Chile Rellenos and Chicken Taquitos at Little Mexico (Photo credit: Gloria Knott)

Little Mexico Restaurant

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico
Festival Menu
  • CARNE ASADA TACOS
  • QUESADILLAS
  • NACHOS
  • RED & GREEN CHILE
  • BEANS & RICE
  • HORCHATA & CINNAMON TEA
Los Chiquilines Aguas Frescas (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Los Chiquilines Aguas Frescas

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico
Festival Menu
  • AGUAS FRESCAS, 20 oz. ($3.50) w/ natural flavors:
    • Horchata
    • Limonada
    • Jamaica
    • Piña
    • Tamarindo
    • Mango
    • Sandía
MAD Filipino Cooking (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

MAD Filipino Cooking

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Filipino, Pacific Islander
Festival Menu
  • Pancit ($7) Filipino Stir-fry Noodles w/ chicken & vegetables
  • Lumpia ($6) Filipino-style eggrolls with ground beef & minced vegetables
  • Chicken Skewer Plate ($12) Filipino BBQ skewers & rice
  • Fried Adobo Wings Plate ($11) Filipino adobo-marinated fried chicken wings with rice & pickled veggies
  • Siomai ($5) Steamed dumplings with ground pork and beef with minced vegetables
  • White Chocolate Chip Ube Cookies ($6) purple yam with white chocolate chip
  • Palamig, 14 oz. ($2) Traditional Filipino sweet, chilled beverage (Pineapple or Calamansi)
Malta Joe's Baked Goods (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Malta Joe’s Baked Goods

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Malta
Festival Menu
  • PASTIZZI ($5) Maltese savory pastries, handmade from phylo dough, with savory filling options
    • Ricota Cheese
    • Split Pea & Curry
    • The South West (bacon, hatch chiles, & ricotta)
    • Malta Dog (all beef hotdog wrapped in phylo dough shell)
Mangos Locos (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Mangos Locos

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico
Festival Menu
  • MANGO IN A CUP ($7) with or without Chamoy & Tajin
  • MANGO SLUSHY ($10)
  • MANGO ON A STICK ($5)
  • CUCUMBER IN CUP ($7)
  • AGUA FRESCA DE MANGO ($7)
  • MANGO CHEESECAKE SLICES ($3)
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Maya Gracie's Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Maya Gracie’s Kitchen

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Nepal
  • Asia
Festival Menu
  • MOMO (authentic Nepali dumplings)
  • CRAZY NOODLES
  • RICE, GREENS, & CHICKEN
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Natalka Ukrainian Bakery (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Natalka Ukrainian Bakery

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Ukraine
Festival Menu
  • Ukrainian Borscht ($5) Cabbage, tomato, beets, potatoes, carrots, & onion soup; served hot with sour cream; can be made vegan
  • Vareniki [pierogi] ($10) Potato & onion dumplings; served with caramelized onions & sour cream; can be made vegan
  • Pelmeni [pierogi] ($12) Ground beef & pork dumplings; served with white vinegar & sour cream
  • Piroshki ($6) Baked buns stuffed with filling; fried cabbage or potato & onion; vegetarian
  • Uzvar ($5) Traditional Ukrainian drink made out of dried fruits & honey
  • Nalysnyky ($6) Crepes with jam
  • Makovniki ($6) Poppy seed pastry filled with butter
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O'Odham Ladies (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

O’odham Ladies

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Indigenous
  • Tohono O’odham
Festival Menu

INDIAN FRY BREAD (POP OVERS)

  • PLAIN FRYBREAD ($4)
  • FRYBREAD W/ CINNAMON SUGAR, POWDERED SUGAR & HONEY ($7)
    • w/ 2 SWEETS ($6)
    • w/ 1 SWEET ($5)
  • BEANS ($8)
  • BEANS & CHEESE ($9)
  • RED CHILI ($11)
  • COMBO [RED CHILI & BEANS] ($12)
  • INDIAN TACO ($13) Ground beef, beans, letttuce, cheese, tomatoes
  • RED CHILI TACO ($14) Red chili, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese
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Off The Hook Seafood (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Off The Hook Seafood

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • African American
Festival Menu
  • Fried Catfish
  • Red Snapper
  • Pollock
  • Shrimp
  • Calamari
  • Oysters
  • Scallops
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Steak Fingers & Fried Ribs
  • Seafood Mac & Cheese
  • Collard Greens
  • Potato Salad
  • Dirty Rice w/ fries or onion rings and hush puppies and slaw
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Order of Ahepa Greek Food (Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Order of Ahepa Greek Food

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Greece
Festival Menu
  • Gyro ($9) Mediterranean style beef with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce served on pita bread
  • Spanakopita ($7) spinach pie made with Feta cheese, spinach and phyllo dough
  • Dolmades ($6) vegetarian grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice in a tangy lemon sauce
  • Baklava ($3) nuts, butter, and spices baked in layers of filo pastry dough and topped with syrup
  • Kourabiedes ($3) Greek butter cookies with walnuts and powdered sugar
  • Lemonatha ($1) Greek lemonade with honey and mint
  • Pita Bread ($1) by the piece
  • Gyro Meal ($14) Gyro, Dolmades, Pita Bread, & Lemonatha
  • Spanakopita Meal ($13) Spanakopita, Dolmades, Pita Bread, & Lemonatha
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Pam's Kitchen (Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Pam’s Kitchen

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Jamaica
Festival Menu

DISHES:

  • Curry Chicken (ground spices & curry)
  • Jerk Chicken (zesty herbs & spices)
  • Curry Goat (ground spices & curry)
  • Oxtail (deeply rich stew like flavor)

SIDES:

  • Veggie (mixture of cabbage & carrots)
  • Corn Bread
  • White Rice
  • Rice & Peas
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Pupuseria Rosita's (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Pupuseria Rosita’s

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • El Salvador
Festival Menu

Salvadoran Pupusas

  • Revuelta
  • Pork, Cheese, & Beans
  • Cheese
  • Bean n Cheese
  • Pork n Cheese
  • Spinach n Cheese
  • Squash n Cheese
  • Gluten Free & Vegan.
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Ricuras de Venezuela (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Ricuras de Venezuela

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Venezuela
Festival Menu
  • Arepas: Homemade spongy corn flour rounds pita like pockets. Crisp on the outside steamy-soft in the middle. Deep fried or baked, stuffed or plain
  • Cachapa: Grilled mix of sweet yellow corn with melted cheese.
  • Specially Plate: Chicken or shredded beef server with black beans, rice and plantains.
  • Empanadas
  • Papelon con Limón: Venezuelan drink lemon based with flavors and mixes particular of Venezuela.
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Sabor de Mexico (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Sabor de Mexico

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico
Festival Menu
  • Enchiladas Sonorenses:
    • Traditional flat enchiladas from the Sonora state of Mexico; made with Masa [corn flour]; fried, then smothered with enchilada sauce and garnished with shredded lettuce, green onions, black olives, and crumbled cheese queso fresco
  •  Calabacitas con Elote:
    • Sautéed diced tomatoes, white onions, garlic, yellow corn, chopped cilantro, & zucchini squash; seasoned to taste; topped with cheese (optional)
  • Mexican “Frijoles de la Olla”:
    • Stewed and creamy Mexican pinto beans, made with diced tomatoes, chopped spicy jalapenos, white onions, & garlic; topped with cheese (optional)
(Photo courtesy of Saffron Indian Bistro)

Saffron Indian Bistro

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • India
Festival Menu
  • COMBO BOX ($13) Both chicken and vegetarian options
  • CHICKEN or VEGGIE PLATE ($10)
  • MANGO JUICE or ROSE WATER ($4)
  • SAMOSAS, 2pc. ($5)
  • CHOLE BHATURE ($12)
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San Xavier Coop Farm (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

San Xavier Cooperative Farm

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Tohono O’odham
  • Indigenous
Festival Menu
  • Three Sisters Plate ($14) Ciolim [cholla bud], cheese, green chili tamale, s-to:ta ba:wi [white tepary], squash, & cheese
  • Red Chili Gai’wsa ($12) Roasted corn soup in red chili sauce; w/ yeast bread or white sonoran wheat popover; vegan
  • Green Chili Beef Stew ($12) w/ yeast bread or Sonoran white wheat popover
  • S-to:ta Ba:wi ($10) White tepary beans; w/ yeast bread or Sonoran white wheat popover
  • Ciolim ($5) Cholla bud, cheese, & green chili tamale; gluten free
  • Sonoran White Wheat Popover ($8) w/ farm honey
  • Mesquite Cookie ($3)
  • Bahidaj Kaij ($2) Saguaro seed lemon scones
  • Yellow Watermelon Lemonade ($6)
Photo Courtesy of Sema Foundation

Sema Foundation

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Turkey
Festival Menu
  • Doner/Gyro Kebab [layers of marinated meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie]
  • Kofta/Shish Kebab [grilled skewered meat and vegetables]
  • Chicken Shawarma
  • Rice
  • Gozleme [traditional Turkish flatbread stuffed with various fillings like cheese, spinach, potatoes, and minced meat]
  • Baklava [pastry made of layers of thin, flaky phyllo dough filled with crushed nuts and soaked in sweet syrup or honey]
  • Turkish Tea [known as çay, served in tulip-shaped glasses]
  • Turkish Coffee [rich and aromatic Turkish coffee, prepared using finely ground coffee beans and served with a side of sweet Turkish delight]
  • Salad
  • Sarma
  • Humus
  • Apple Cookies
Solid Grindz (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Solid Grindz Hawaiian Food

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Hawaiian
  • Polynesian
  • Samoan
Festival Menu
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Katsu Chicken
  • Kalbi Ribs
  • Mochiko Chicken
  • Spam Musubi
  • White Rice
  • Tuna Mac Salad
  • Hawaiian Rolls
  • Ahi Poke
  • Lau Lau
  • Hawaiian Sun Drinks!
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Sonoran Delights (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Sonoran Delights

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Mexico
Festival Menu
  • Raspados [Mexican-style shaved ice]; natural flavors with fresh fruit pieces, including mango, strawberry, pineapple, peach, & coconut; add ice cream & sweet condensed milk (optional)
  • Sour Raspados [any flavor Raspado w/ added Chamoy, Lime, & Mexican Tamarind Candies]
  • Macedonia [Ice cream w/ peach, pineapple, mango, & strawberry]
  • Pepihuates [Japanese peanuts, cucumber, clamato, chamoy, lime, Mexican candies]
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Special Eats (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Special Eats

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • USA
Festival Menu

Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Special Sauce [Tomato Basil Aioli]

  • Spicy Clucker ($12) Grilled Chicken with Green Chiles
  • The Tucson ($10) Green Chile Grilled Cheese
  • Down Right Grilled Cheese ($9) Plain Grilled Cheese
  • Gooey Gobbler ($9) Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly; add Candied Bacon (+$3)
  • Gluten-Free Option: Make your Sandwich into Nachos
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The Sweet Coqui (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

The Sweet Coqui

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Puerto Rico
Festival Menu
  • Frappé, 16oz [Dessert shake decorated with cookies and candies made in Puerto Rico]; different flavors available
  • Tembleque, 9oz. [Cup of traditional coconut pudding topped with cinnamon]; vegan
  • Limber [Puerto Rican ice pop]; different flavors available; gluten-free & vegan options
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Takoyaki Balls (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Takoyaki Balls

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Japan
Festival Menu
  • Takoyaki ($6) Octopus dumplings
  • Gyoza ($5) Chicken dumplings
  • Japanese Curry Rice ($9)
  • Katsu Curry ($11)
  • Gyu Don ($11) Beef & rice bowl
  • Onigiri, 2pc. ($6) Tuna Mayo or Pork Miso
  • Tai Yaki, 1pc. ($3) fish-shaped cake w/ sweet bean filling
Thriaratana Tucson Buddhist Temple (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Thriaratana Tucson Buddhist Temple

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Thailand
Festival Menu
  • Pad Thai/Stir Fried Noodle Plate ($5)
  • Chicken Yellow Curry Plate ($5)
  • Chicken Satay/Chicken BBQ on a skewer ($4)
  • Vegetarian Egg Roll, 1pc. ($2)
  • Fried Banana, 2pc. ($1)
  • Thai Iced Tea, 16 oz. ($3)
  • Combination Plate ($12) Pad Thai + Chicken BBQ + Egg Roll + Fried Banana
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The Tucson Afghan Community (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Tucson Afghan Community

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Afghanistan
Festival Menu
  • Qabuli Palow [Afghan traditional rice w/ beef, carrots, & raisins]
  • Challow [Afghan white rice w/ aromatic spices]
  • Qorma Murgh [Afghan chicken curry]
  • Qorma Nakhud [Afghan chickpea curry]
  • Chapli Kabob [thin beef patties with vegetable & aromatic spices]
  • Salad [mix vegetables]
  • Khajoor [Afghan sweet cookies]
  • Sheer Pira [Afghan cardamom flavored milk fudge w/ pistachios or walnuts]
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UA Filipino Student Association (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

UA Filipino Student Association

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Philippines
Festival Menu
  • Pork Skewer, 2pc. ($6) Marinated pork shoulder cut into bite-size pieces, barbecued on a skewer, and basted with a sweet glaze
  • Ube Horchata Beverage ($6) The classic sweet and creamy drink that we know and love but with a Filipino twist! The sweet flavors of horchata pair perfectly with the richness of the purple yam
  • Lumpia Shanghai, 4pc. ($5) Traditional Filipino egg roll made from pork & minced onion; deep fried in a crunchy wrapping; served with a sweet & tangy chili sauce
  • Adobo Fried Rice ($7) A super-tasty new Filipino spin on Chicken Adobo.
  • Bibingka ($4) Traditional buttery rice cake made with mochiko flour & coconut sport/milk
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Ukies Modern Ukrainian Cuisine (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Ukies Modern Ukrainian Cuisine

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
Festival Menu
  • Arepas

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
Ukraine

Festival Menu

  • Borsch [aka Borscht], 1 cup ($6) Traditional Ukrainian soup made w/ beets, tomatoes, cabbage, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, parsely, & dill; w/ red kidney beans [vegetarian] or pork [classic borsch]; served with a dollop of sour cream
  • Zurek, 1 cup ($8) Polish soup made w/ celery root, parsnips, onions, garlic, smoked meats, bacon and/or sausage; soured with a dark rye starter and served with a hard-boiled egg, halved and finished with marjoram
  • Varenyky [aka Pierogi], 5pc. ($8) Traditional Ukrainian-style dumplings w/ various fillings [potato, beef, sweet cream cheese, or sour cherries]; the savory version [potato, beef] served w/ a choice of sour cream sauces [plain sour cream; sour cream w/ garlic & parsley; sour cream w/ dill, caramelized onions, & bacon]; the sweet version [sweet cheese, sour cherries] served w/ butter & plain sour cream or sweet vanilla sour cream sauce; add additional fillings [incl. strawberries, blueberries, cabbage w/ mushrooms, etc.]
  • Holubtsi, 1pc. ($5) Traditional Ukrainian cabbage rolls filled w/ Basmati Rice, beef, onions, carrots, & garlic; sauteed in tomato sauce; served with sour creams [garlic parsley, dill, sriracha, or plain]
  • Zrazy, 1pc. ($5) “Hand pies” made of mashed potato dough; stuffed w/ beef & onions, or mushrooms & onions; pan- or flattop-seared; served w/ sour creams [garlic parsley, dill, sriracha, or plain]
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The Vietnamese Student Association (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Vietnamese Student Association

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Vietnam
Festival Menu

FOOD:

  • Pork/Chicken Skewer ($5) Grilled pork/chicken skewer marinated in garlic-lemongrass soy sauce
  • Pork/Chicken Banh Mi ($7) Baguette w/ grilled pork/chicken skewer; mayonnaise, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno, and pickled carrots & daikon
  • Pork/Chicken Bun Thit Nuong ($9) Vermicelli noodle w/ grilled pork/chicken; a pork/veggie egg roll, lettuce, and pickled carrots & daikon; topped with cilantro and fish sauce dipping
  • Pork/Veggie Egg Rolls (1pc./$2 or 3pc./$5) Fried rolls with meat or assorted vegetable filling

Drink:

  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee ($5) Lee’s Coffee Vietnamese French-pressed iced coffee
  • Vietnamese Limeade ($5) Vietnamese take on lemonade with fresh squeezed lime – $5

Combos:

  • Combo #1 ($12) Pork/Chicken Bun Thit Nuong + 1 Drink of your choice – $12
  • Combo #2 ($12) 3 Pork/Chicken Skewers of your choice
  • Combo #3 ($14) Pork/Chicken Banh Mi, 2 Pork/Veggie Eggrolls +  1 Drink
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Wat Buddhametta (Photo courtesy of Tucson Meet Yourself 2023)

Wat Buddhametta

Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins
  • Thailand
Festival Menu
  • Pad Thai Plate ($5) Rice noodle, garlic, peanut, tofu, egg, bean sprouts, green onions, w/ Special Pad Thai sauce; vegetarian
  • Stir Fried Rice Plate ($5) Steamed rice, garlic, mixed vegetables, imitation shrimp, soy sauce, green onion, sugar, salt, and black pepper; vegetarian
  • Chicken Satay Skewer ($4) Marinated chicken w/ coconut milk, yellow curry powder, turmeric, sugar, & salt
  • Vegetarian Thai Egg Roll, 1pc. ($2) Cabbage, carrot, celery, glass noodle, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, sugar, & soy sauce
  • Fried Banana, 3pc. ($2) Ripe banana, special banana batch
  • Thai Iced Tea, 14oz. ($2) Brewed in advance with spices and (optional) cream
  • Combination Plate ($10) Pad Thai or Stir Fried Rice; one Chicken Sa-tay; one Egg Roll; and one Fried Banana
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