Most of the folks headed to Indio, Calif. for this month’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival (April 11-13 and 18-20) will be making the trek for the world-class music lineup. But anyone going for the tunes is going to want to stay for the food and drink, which will include selections from some of the West Coast’s premier culinary hotspots.
High-Class Choices for VIPs:
If you’re willing to pony up the $800 required for the Coachella VIP treatment, you’ll be pampered accordingly. VIP guests will choose from offerings like Tomas Lim’s Goldie’s, which features California-inspired, coal-oven cooked cuisine, and rustic farm-to-table selections from Jordan Toft’s Eveleigh.
Other Food Selections:
If you’re one of the many patrons with regular passes, worry not — Coachella’s still offering you some prime grub. Food spots for regular festival-goers will include Tal Ronnen’s Crossroads, which features a Mediterranean small-plate menu and an early preview of KazuNori, an affordable, high-quality sushi spot from the folks behind Los Angeles favorite Sugarfish.
Sweets and Treats:
Late nights spent dancing and early mornings spent recovering call for top-shelf sugary goods to keep you going. For desert, the Festival will feature savory-infused offerings from Semi Sweet Bakery including chocolate, butterscotch, and potato chip cookies, as well as crèmes, custards, and puddings from Crème Caramel LA.
As you’d expect, there’ll be no shortage of top-shelf beers, wines, and cocktails for Festival-goers to enjoy (responsibly, of course). Beer-lovers will be able to procure brews from Los Angeles’ own Beer Belly. Platinum VIP pass holders will be able to choose from a collection of curated cocktails from 213 bars in the VIP Rose Garden. Anyone looking for a caffeine pick-me-up will be able to grab a fresh roast from Portland favorite Stumptown Coffee.
Of course, this list only scratches the surface of the California culinary wonders at this year’s Coachella. For the full list, check out Coachella’s website. Or, you could always just start driving west as soon as possible.
Adam D’Arpino is the Restaurants Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @AdamDArpino.