Festival Food

Savannah is a food-lovers town! To spice up our Festival Saturday, Savannah Book Festival is pleased to announce a variety of options around or near Telfair Square throughout the day to provide food and drinks to Festival goers.

Our Festival food partners, Leopold’s Ice Cream and The Grey Market, will be creating delicious fare with a fun, SBF focus. An array of aroma-filled food trucks will be parked around Telfair Square. Please see below for details.

While no food or drink is allowed in the Jepson or church venues, concessions are available at The Savannah Theatre and can be enjoyed inside the theater.


The Grey Market

For a delicious bite while enjoying SBF, The Grey Market is located just around the corner from Telfair Square. Johno Morisano and Mashama Bailey opened The Grey in 2014 and immediately landed themselves and Savannah on the national food map receiving a number of accolades. With The Grey as their foundation and New York City as their heritage, Johno and Mashama have finally found the time to bring their second offering to their adopted city of Savannah. The Grey Market combines their love for New York City bodegas, the true lifeblood of any New Yorker, with the history and convenience of the Southern lunch counter.

The Grey Market offers boxed lunches, fresh sandwiches and sundries for Festival attendees. Pick up some deliciousness to go, grab a seat at our lunch counter where everyone is welcome or grab those things you need to live your life well.

109 Jefferson Street 




Leopold’s Ice Cream

For almost a century, Savannah’s legendary Leopold’s Ice Cream has been serving up “Good Things to Eat, Good Things to Drink” in beautiful, historic downtown Savannah. Their award-winning, homemade super-premium ice cream, unchanged since 1919, to our made from scratch soups, sandwiches, salads and freshly baked treats, you’re sure to find something memorable at Leopold’s.

During the Savannah Book Festival, Leopold’s renames its delicious flavors to honor the 40 authors participating in the Festival. Stop by to see how your favorite author is honored. Look for the amazing Leopold’s Ice Cream cart riding around the squares on Festival Saturday to enjoy a delectable snack between author presentations.

212 Broughton Street 





Food Trucks, Food Trucks, Food Trucks

The Savannah Book Festival was the first cultural festival in town to add the aroma and spice of food truck to our festivities. Parked around Telfair Square, these locally-owned rolling restaurants offer a diverse array of entrees, snacks and desserts to feed hungry festival goers and random folks wandering by.

During the 2019 Festival the following Food trucks participated:

Dark Shark Tacos
Big Boy Cookies
Surfpunk Coffee
The Pie Society
Sweet Spice
Bowtie BBQ
The Big Cheese
Little Diddles Sweetery
Molly MacPherson’s