The Entire Food Lineup at Coachella 2019, Revealed

Vegan nachos at Coachella

The annual music festival continues to one-up itself in the eating department

Coachella, the massive music festival out in Indio every spring, comes back this year with a food lineup as impressive as its music. Many of the same vendors that made a splash in previous years will return, though some surprises remain for this year, but the big change this year is a Postmates “pickup” where festival goers can preorder dishes from a number of restaurants (sadly, no delivery).

Big new entrants this year are Echo Park’s Konbi, whose Japanese convenience store katsu sandos ruled Instagram last year, Hawkin’s House of Burgers, Tacos 1986 (Main VIP), Freedman’s (Main VIP), Madre (also in VIP), Love Hour (a smash burger spot that popped up recently at Smorgasburg), and Curtis Stone’s Gwen (which also resides in VIP). This year it seems the vendor mix is a little tighter, a little more edited and slightly less #branded, though the inevitable Instagram bait like Sweetfin, Salt & Straw, and Fuku come back to flood social media for a few weekends in April.

Other highlights include the return of PDTiki, a Tiki-inspired speakeasy found somewhere in the event grounds, and a full pop-up restaurant from Curtis and Luke Stone, with reservations available on OpenTable.

Finally, anyone looking to nab a seat at the more exclusive Outstanding in the Field, a full dinner with chefs doing a four-course meal, can reserve one here.

Here’s the full Coachella food and drink lineup

General Admission

Fat Dragon

Silver Lake’s new school Chinese restaurant will serve this amazing-looking orange chicken burrito, in addition to chow mein and veggie egg rolls.

Orange Chicken burrito from Fat Dragon
Fat Dragon [Official photo]
Orange Chicken burrito from Fat Dragon

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

NYC’s famous ice cream shop, which will serve both dairy and loaded vegan ice creams in fresh cones.


Van Leeuwen
Vegan couch potato ice cream cone

Hawkin’s House of Burgers

Classic South LA burger stand serving beef burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, and this monster of a dish called the Whipper, which comes with double cheese and patties, sausage, and pastrami.


Hawkin’s House of Burgers [Official photo]
Whipper burger from Hawkin’s House of Burgers

Vegatinos

Vegan Mexican street food, which sets up a stand outside of Donut Friend in Highland Park on Thursdays and at Woodman & Saticoy in Panaroma City on Fridays.

Veganitos tacos
Veganitos [Official photo]
Veganitos tacos

Konbi

Echo Park’s popular Japanese convenience store-style sandwiches comes to Coachella for the first time and they’ll be serving an egg salad sandwich, pork katsu sando, and a green salad.

Katsu sando at Konbi, Echo Park
Wonho Frank Lee
Katsu sando at Konbi

Cheezus

Sweetfin

Ramen Hood

Ms. Chi

Hanjip

Pizza by Round 2

Matchabar

La Mill Coffee

Fuku


Beer Barn

Beer Belly

A craft beer bar in Koreatown (and Long Beach). Fried oreos and beer, anyone?

Fried oreos from Beer Belly
Beer Belly [Official photo]
Fried oreos from Beer Belly

Fuku

A fried chicken spot from David Chang, which returns this year after debuting at the festival last year. Think of it as an upgraded Chick-Fil-A. Fuku seems to be everyone along the East Coast, but this is the only time and place to get it on the West Coast until Chang brings Fuku over to the best coast.


Fuku [Official photo]
Fuku sandwich

Square Peg

Brisket sandwiches, pulled pork, jalapeno and cheddar sausages, and more from Bruce Kalman (Knead Pasta Bar) and Tyler Anderson.

Pulled pork sandwich from Square Peg
Square Peg [Official photo]
Pulled pork sandwich from Square Peg

Top Round

800 Degrees

Trejos Tacos

The Cabin


Everything to order from Postmates at Coachella

A note about Postmates situation at Coachella. There will be two places to pick up: one at General Admission and another at the Main VIP. The app will note which station to grab each order.

Monty’s Good Burger

This vegan burger spot in Koreatown comes to the festival to the first time.

Monty’s Good Burger
Monty’s Good Burger [Official Photo]
Monty’s Good Burger

Top Round

Hanjip

Ms. Chi

Fat Dragon

Trejos Tacos

Sweetfin Poke

Pizzanista

Wolf

Cheezus


Main VIP (wristband required)

Tacos 1986

This Tijuana-style taco vendor makes its first foray into Coachella this year after opening late in 2018. They’ll be serving their usual menu of carne asada, pork adobada, mushroom, quesadillas, mulitas, and vampiros. The off-menu bean-filled perron taco, inspired by Rosarito’s El Yaqui, will be available upon request.

Tacos 1986
Matthew Kang
Tacos 1986

Freedman’s

Silver Lake’s updated Jewish deli will serve a pastrami crunchwrap supreme. Forreal.

Freedman’s pastrami crunchwrap supreme
Freedman’s [Official photo]
Freedman’s pastrami crunchwrap supreme

Love Hour

Single and double patty smash burgers and fries that seem to be all the rage these days in LA.


Love Hour [Official photo]

Madre

Torrance’s mezcal-focused Oaxacan restaurant will serve beef barbacoa tacos, chicken barbacoa, and a tlayuda with marinated pork and black bean paste. Oaxacan food at Coachella is a big win.

Beef barbacoa tacos from Madre
Madre [Official photo]
Beef barbacoa tacos from Madre

Gwen

Brothers Curtis and Luke Stone are doing a full on pop-up restaurant at Main VIP with everything from lamb ribs and smoked brisket to grilled shrimp kebabs.

Lamb ribs from Gwen
Gwen [Official photo]
Lamb ribs from Gwen

Wolf

Backyard Bowls

Playa Provisions

Pizzanista

Matchabar

The Rose

Menotti’s

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Sweetfin


Rose Garden VIP (wristband required)

Chingu

Korean-style barbecue inspired by Hawaii from chef Chris Oh. Chingu will be serving Korean fried chicken wings, sesame fries, and a spicy ramen challenge.

Wings from Chingu
Chingu [Official photo]
Wings from Chingu

Nana Lu

Adam Sobel’s pizza bagel situation shows up just for Coachella. Pizza bagel flavors include scarmoza, calabrian pepperoni, and margherita.

Nana Lu pizza bagels
Nana Lu [Official photo]
Nana Lu pizza bagels

Me’ze

Yours Truly chef Vartan Abgaryan does vegan Mediterranean comfort food such as avocado hummus, falafel wrap, and beet and grain bowl.

Avocado hummus from Me’ze
Me’ze [Official photo]
Avocado hummus from Me’ze

Kazunori

Augustine Wine Car

Broken Shaker

Cha Cha Matcha

PDTIKI


Boardwalk

Tacos Lobos

Marcel Vigneron’s colorful return to tacos.

Tacos Lobos
Tacos Lobos [Official photo]
Tacos Lobos

Milk Box

Popular boba shop from Orange County makes colorful matcha, thai iced, and sweet teas.

Milk Box
Milk Box [Official photo]
Milk Box

Seabirds

Salt & Straw

Pressed Juicery


Food Court

Kogitown

Roy Choi does an emporium of all his favorites, including Kogi tacos and Chego rice bowls.

Kogi tacos
Kogi BBQ [Official photo]
Kogi tacos

Shake Shack

The roadside-style burger spot comes back to Coachella, and the only place to get it is at the Food Court.


Shake Shack [Official photo]
Shake Shack

Wingman

PBJ.LA

McConnell’s Ice Cream

Block Party


Camping

Word of Mouth

Yes, for anyone at the campsites, there’s one vendor out there serving vegan food from a truck. Think buffalo fries and a Beyond Meat burger.

Source: LA Eater