Montreux Jazz 2022: Our culinary favorites from the festival

Belga and Manneke Kris, for Belgian specialties

Already a household name to festival regulars in French-speaking Switzerland, the stand of Manneke Kris (a clever parody of Manneke Pis, the famous Brussels statue) specializes in waffles and is constantly bathed in a delicious scent of vanilla. Prepared on the spot and topped with cinnamon, chocolate or hazelnuts caramelized in salted butter, the waffles are the ideal pick-me-up, at the end of the evening or between meals.

But that’s not all, because in 2022 the Belga Friterie, based in Geneva and Lausanne, will also be offering packets of chips for this Liège pastry, prepared according to a recipe from the lowlands. If you’re really hungry, you can also order the famous (and impressive) “mitraillette,” a sandwich stuffed with chips and meat. Two guilty pleasures confirmed by a true Belgian.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday to Wednesday
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., Thursday to Saturday

Acai Concept, for a vitamin break

One of our favorite stands, especially in hot weather! There are indeed cups of frozen acai puree, deep purple, covered in fruit and toppings our choice. Refreshing and full of fiber, this dessert idea comes in different variations that are hard to choose from. We recommend the “Açai so hangover” version, meant for tough mornings, with peanut butter and speculaas chips. For fans of double cream, we also recommend the “Açai Swiss” variant, sprinkled with meringue and seasonal fruit. Go for it, it’s a nugget!

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday to Wednesday
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., Thursday to Saturday

Empanadas Tayta, for the “Cabrita” version

These little slippers straight from Latin America, prepared in an artisanal way with a large part of local ingredients, have their place at the heart of the festival! Salty and easy to eat standing up, they pair beautifully with a side of nachos or hot sauce fries. Again, the biggest challenge will be choosing the flavor of our empanada, knowing that the menu offers several: our favorite remains the “cabrita” version, stuffed with goat cheese, basil and tomato. But if you’re trying an empanada for the first time, start with the “clasica” with smoked ham and Gruyère cheese: a must, served by a smiling team.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday to Wednesday
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., Thursday to Saturday

Mezeast Oriental, for the shawarma wraps

As a change from burgers or pizza, try the Swiss company’s wraps, topped with beet falafel (vegetarian) or even chicken. All fresh and light enough to make us dance afterwards, they also leave a little room for dessert. In particular, Mezeast offers on its website a selection of recipes and products designed to help us discover oriental cuisine in an easy way. Even easier: make a detour to the festival stand, which also offers samosas and a nice side list including tabbouleh.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday to Wednesday
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., Thursday to Saturday

Bagel on the go, for the “Manhattan” version

Lausanne residents are probably already familiar with this pretty bagel restaurant, where all the sandwiches are named after a New York neighborhood. Very filling, they can be devoured with some effort as the filling sometimes threatens to escape, so generous are the portions. We like the “Manhattan” bagel best, topped with salmon, cucumber and lettuce, but the “Little Italy” variant should also convince mozzarella fans with Mediterranean ingredients and tomato bread. A sweet blend of American and Italian flavors.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday to Wednesday
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., Thursday to Saturday

BarrioFino to discover Peruvian flavors

If you like fish, do it! The Lausanne restaurant has a stand for the first time at the Montreux Jazz Festival and offers some traditional and original dishes, such as the refreshing ceviche with sweet potatoes. Carnivores can also try the lomo saltado, a type of beef stir-fry sautéed with rice and soy sauce. And don’t forget to try the delicious cassava fries, ideal for snacking!

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday to Wednesday
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., Thursday to Saturday

But still…

Pizzeria Vecchia Napoli, for an Italian classic

A pizza is almost always good – and even better when it’s made over a wood fire! We are therefore delighted to discover the stand of Pizzeria Vecchia Napoli, based in Vevey (VD), visiting the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux. The margherita is superb, as is the vegan version without cheese, the famous marinara. So you can’t go wrong with pizza, the ultimate holiday and summer dish. Enjoy your meal!

The Hamburger Foundation, for delicious veggie burgers

What would a festival be without a good stand with well-salted burgers? The popular company is on the road in 2022 and will also delight vegetarians: their meatless options are very good and filling. It’s also possible to serve your burger with sweet potatoes instead of fries if you fancy it!

The Swiss stand for the hot fondue sandwich

We’ll admit we haven’t tried it (it’s too hot!), but lovers of cheese and Swiss flavors need only take a quick tour of this stand dedicated to Swiss delicacies: between the half and half chalet pasta You can do fondue. Also try perch fillets, Valais raclette or the famous baguette filled with cheese fondue.

This list is of course not exhaustive and the other stalls at the festival look delicious too! Don’t hesitate to write us at femina.web@femina.ch if you’ve fallen for another food truck so we can complete the list.

All information about the concerts, the festival and the gastronomic offer can be found on the Montreux Jazz official website.

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