The other great thing about Kennywood is the food. Between the Thunderbolt and Phantom's Revenge is a great corndog booth, where you can get your corndog dipped in melted cheese. Just across from that is the famous Potato Patch, where they make essentially the world's best fries, on par with the O. They cut the potatoes with a press and leave the skins on. Also, don't put ketchup on them. They have vinegar, cheese sauce (probably the same as from the corndog booth, tangy and cheddary), beef gravy, and a special shake on seasoning. I usually get a combination of any or all of the above. As to be found in any amusement park, cotton candy abounds, if you're into that. Also those red white and blue paper bags of popcorn. Both are made in and sold out of little carts. Also standard is the candied apple, accessible at the the food stand that looks like a merry go round near the merry go round. You can get a good funnel cake here, known in the midwest as an elephant ear, but I don't call it that. It's a funnel cake. There's an ice cream parlour outside Kiddieland that makes this awesome ice cream cone with a bathtub shaped cup at the top of the cone part, to facilitate the containment of a chocolate dipped and nut rolled rectangular block of vanilla ice cream, topped with a cherry. Those are GOOD. Over towards the Log Jammer there is a lemonade stand that makes real fresh squeezed lemonade.

I guess a recurring theme here is that so much of the food is fresh and real, and made the old fashioned way. Even though Kennywood keeps up with the technology, with their more recent additions of modern thrill rides, there is a historical element to the park which they work hard to preserve.

There's lots of generic food, stands and cafes where you can get a burger, some mexican type food or pizza or a salad or whatever, but you shouldn't eat salad, you should pig out here because even if you're a local you probably don't come more than once a year, and if this is your pilgrimage to Kennywood then you shouldn't eat anything you can get outside kennywood, except for the corndogs, and fries. Though you can get them elsewhere, there's something about a corndog with potato patch fries... agghhh(gargle gargle)