A Definitive List of the Best Places to Eat at Coachella

Written By: Gabrielle Abenoja Eat at Coachella

How do you deliver on the promise of music, art and food? When it comes to hitting all the marks, Coachella 2017 delivers. Not only is there is a lineup of the hottest names in music like Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar, there’s also a food lineup that is the stuff of foodie dreams. Coachella has brought in some heavy-hitters. From world renowned chefs hosting the famed (and exclusive) sit-down meal experience, Outstanding in the Field, to foodie favorites, the food portion of the festival is poised for success. Read on for our top 10 recommendations.

 

Beer Belly

Location: Craft Beer Barn

If you’re a Coachella veteran, you know Beer Belly as the sanctuary for craft beer exclusives and the sweet and savory comfort food that pairs well with the hoppy brews. This SoCal gastropub will delight the taste buds of festival attendees with yummy food and, of course, ice cold brews. Look for the festival favorite and their creative menu in the Craft Beer Barn, where they will be serving delectable menu items like Duck Fat Fries and Grilled Cheese with bacon.

 

Trejo’s Tacos

Location: Craft Beer Barn

In case you didn’t know: tough guy Danny Trejo loves kale and tofu, so he opened up a taco shop that is the stuff of savory fantasies. During this year’s music fest, you can find Trejo’s Tacos in the Craft Beer Barn. The eatery has mean taco options as well as vegan dishes that pair well Majid Jordan serenading you through sunset.

 

Sweet COMBforts

Location: The Boardwalk | Terrace

Get ready for the sweetest little waffle you’ve ever laid your eyes on (or photographed). We love Sweet COMBforts not only for its wonderfully delicious twist on the classic liege waffle, but for it’s convenient and beautifully crafted design. The eatery takes a traditionally difficult-to-eat street food and puts it on a stick, upgrading your music, art and food festival selfie game.

 

Milk Box

Location: The Boardwalk | Terrace

Keep an eye out for a serving of nostalgia. Amidst the desert dust, a little bit of old-fashioned and home brewed milk tea is just what your taste buds need. They offer the creamiest milk tea with the cleanest and highest quality ingredients. Powders? Artificial sweeteners? Not a chance! Milk Box is one of the most guilt free choices you will make during the festival.

Mallow Mallow

Location: General Admission (Food South)

Traditionally, the best place to enjoy s’mores is around a campfire. At Coachella, the best way to enjoy a s’more is under the desert sunset with psychedelic beats as your soundtrack. A full sensory experience: ooey, gooey and sticky sweet, the classic dessert is the perfect solution to your late night sweet tooth.

 

Eureka!

Location: Craft Beer Barn

The classic American eatery is coming in hot to satisfy your festival/carnival snack cravings. Known as the go-to spot for fresh cocktails and delicious gourmet burgers, you can find the restaurant in the Beer Barn serving up decadent menu items that will have you exclaiming ‘Eureka!’

 

Wolf

Location: VIP

Wolf boasts Modern Californian Cuisine created by Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron, and has become known for dishes that tickle the senses and illicit major foodgasms. Wolf’s menu items are created with locally sourced organic ingredients and are inspired by the melting pot of cultures in Los Angeles. Their unique and creative fare will have you howling for more.

 

MatchaBar

Location: The Boardwalk | Terrace

Originally from New York, MatchaBar is bringing a natural way to boost your energy with fine ground, powdered, antioxidant rich, green tea that comes in a convenient bottle. Not only delicious and healthy, but undeniably a beautiful post to add to your Insta-feed!

 

Fat Dragon

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Location: Craft Beer Barn

Tap into your inner bohemian, and try a delicious Chinese dish while wandering through epic art installations. Fat Dragon is known to SoCal locals as the spot to get Chinese comfort food, and it will be no different at Coachella. Top off your meal with one of their custom flavored fortune cookies and enjoy the views.

 

Juice Served Here

Location: The Boardwalk | Terrace and VIP

If you find yourself in need of some cold-pressed nourishment, visit Juice Served Here. This year’s festival will be bringing out six exclusives from the juicery including Cilantro Lime Kale Chips, Spiced Shroom Jerky and Salty Coco Pop. Each exclusive drink proves to be an elixir perfect for the festival. The Mucho Fuego is made up of immune boosting ingredients, The Raw Latte is designed to keep you going through the weekend and The Aftermath is the ultimate hangover helper.

Native Knowledge: KINDRED will be hosting a pop-up restaurant for Coachella VIPs. The vegan restaurant and cocktail bar will be offering a four course prix-fixe menu. And take it from us, their cocktails and plant-based food is a thing to behold and will only be made better by the funky beats provided by the Coachella line-up as well as the hazy desert atmosphere. With full service and only 50 seats, make those reservations ASAP via Opentable!

Native Knowledge: During the second weekend of Coachella, April 22-23, Forte Mare and ARRIVE Hotel in Palm Springs will be hosting their first annual PARTY POP UP, a collaborative pool party and pop-up shop, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. A carefully curated collection, the shindig will be repping a wide variety of brands with everything from LA-based furniture, Bend Goods, to tech accessories from Casetify, and much more. The event is free and open to the public, so what are you waiting for?

Where to Find the Best Food at Coachella