For those who don't like crawfish, there were other food options; some were Cajun inspired while others were local food vendors selling their wares. The former were the more successful. The longest line was for the stand selling beignets, a hunk of deep-fried dough covered in a huge amount of powdered sugar. They were overwhelmed with customers as it appeared only one person was making them. One line was to buy them and a second line to pick them up. The Ragin' Cajun food truck seen on Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race was there. I was disappointed I missed out the vendor who sold out of alligator. The lemonade stand, which offered different flavors, seemed to be doing well. I wasn't surprised to find no one ordering Mexican or Chinese food during my trips through the food area as you can get that type of food anytime.
The only negative was not enough trashcans around the grounds because quite a number of people were slobs and left the remains of their meals on the ground, though I know there's no guarantee they would have used them.
I enjoyed my time and anticipate returning to next year's Long Beach Crawfish Festival.