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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, The Grey Market, and Joe’s at the Jepson, 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.


Leopold’s Ice Cream

For over 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 their 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 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.


Leopold’s Ice Cream located at 212 Broughton Street.

The Grey Market

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.

Specials for the 2020 Festival Included: 
Box 1:
Caprese Sandwich on baguette, chocolate chip cookie, valencia orange, sea salt chips
Box 2: 
Proscuitto and butter on baguette, chocolate chip cookie, valencia orange, sea salt chips
Price: $9.50

Check back in January 2021 to find out what delicious offerings will be available during Festival 2021.


109 Jefferson Street


Joe’s at the Jepson will offer a boxed lunch which includes a sandwich, chips, fruit, brownie bite, and a bottled water for $10 with tax included. Take Out Only.   

The cafe will be open for full service lunch.


207 West York 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.

Food trucks that participated in the 2020 Festival: