Here’s Everything You Want to Eat at Coachella

A hidden tiki bar, secret menu items, and Danny Trejo

Once you’ve bought your passes and combed the lineup for your favorite bands, there’s just one more detail to plan for your Coachella experience: What you’re going to eat. Dining options on the festival grounds run the gamut from grab-and-go snacks to gorgeous dinner party experiences helmed by renowned chefs.

Between you and us, Roy Choi’s Pot Pizza Joint stand will be offering an off-menu slice you’ll want to order. In addition to their cheese, pepperoni, and “K-Town” options, those in the know will be able to request a piece of cheese pizza topped with caramelized kimchi, shiso greens, Thai basil, and beef bulgogi. Another secret treat we’ve been tipped off to can be found at the Menotti’s coffee booth: Order your latte “Big O” style and you’ll get an oat milk version of the on-menu Spanish latte, infused with CBD oil.

Loaded fries by Beer Belly

Photograph courtesy of Beer Belly

There’s plenty to drink throughout the weekend, of course. Among the beverage selections, Broken Shaker will be overseeing cocktails in the VIP section, a hidden tiki bar by New York cocktail gurus PDT returns for a second year, and Absolut vodka pops up with an immersive lounge called Openhouse. A cool (and cooling) new addition this year are “refreshment pods,” which will be sprinkled throughout the festival grounds vending kombucha, juice, cold brew coffee, and water.

If all the dancing and trekking between stages gets to be too much and you’re ready to indulge in a more refined, seated meal experience, Outstanding in the Field offers elegant events each night. Ticketed separately, these dinners in the VIP Rose Garden are available to all Coachella attendees.

Below, find some more highlights of the 2018 Coachella food offerings.

Food Vendors

Wingman Kitchen
Serving: Puffle cones of popcorn chicken, chicken wings on waffle fries

Serving: Vegetarian tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, hemp-extract “feel good” cookies

Beer Belly
Serving: Garlic-cilantro fries, barbecue chicken fries, kitchen sink fries, Buffalo wings, garlic-bacon-parmesan wings, deep fried Oreos with Nutella

Cereal Milk soft serve by Milk Bar

Photograph courtesy of Milk Bar

Milk Bar
Serving: Cake truffles, cookies, cereal milk ice cream

Little Damage
Serving: Instagram-worthy black and “unicorn tears” soft serve ice cream

Pot Pizza Joint by Roy Choi
Serving: Pizza slices with Korean-inspired toppings

Fat Dragon
Serving: Orange chicken, orange chicken burritos

Guerilla Tacos
Serving: Sweet potato tacos, brisket tacos, brisket nachos, tuna poké bowls

The Herbivorous Butcher
Serving: Vegan “Double Down” sandwich (pictured at top), “totchos” with shredded vegan chicken, tofu egg and vegan sausage breakfast sandwich

Roy Choi enjoys his slice

Photograph courtesy Pot Pizza Joint

Hi Ho Cheeseburger
Serving: Classic and vegetarian burgers, with gluten-free bun options

Mallow Mallow
Serving: Made-to-order s’mores, unicorn frozen hot chocolate

Trejo’s Tacos
Serving: Chicken, carne asada, and jackfruit tacos

Drinks and Bars

Go Get ‘Em Tiger
Serving: Iced lattes and chais, cold brew coffee, cappuccinos

Craft Beer Barn
Serving: Craft beers from around the country, including a “rare beers” list curated by Beer Belly

Menotti’s espresso and tonic

Photograph courtesy of Menotti's Espresso Bar

Juice Crafters
Serving: Activated charcoal lemonade, CBD-infused juices and teas, wellness shots, fruit and veggie smoothies, açai bowls

Absolut Openhouse
Serving: Absolut-based drinks (plus an air-conditioned lounge with wifi, dance floor, and photo ops)

The Cabin
Serving: Whiskey and craft cocktails in a “mountain cabin” setting

Serving: Tiki drinks in a fully kitted-out environment, hidden in a location you’ll need to find on your own

Pop-Up Restaurants and Dinners

Outstanding in the Field
Outstanding in the Field hosts a dinner each night during the festival. This year’s lineup of chefs includes Bruce Kalman (Union, Knead & Co.), Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (Kismet), Pawan, Nakul, and Arjun Mahendro (Badmaash), Brooke Williamson (Playa Provisions, Hudson House), Shirley Chung (Twenty Eight), and Kyle Johnson (Bourbon Steak).

Salatim platters by The Exchange

Photograph courtesy of The Exchange

VIP Pop-Up Restaurants
This year’s full-service restaurants are Gwen, Little Pine, and The Exchange. Each dinner is a fixed menu for $50 per person; reservations are now being taken on Open Table.

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