The 15 Best Food And Drink Options At Coachella 2023

There's no denying that Coachella is one of (if not the) most famous music festivals in the world. Whether you love it or love to hate it, Coachella has become somewhat of a national holiday, especially for Angelenos. This two-weekend event features some of the world's most famous and beloved artists, DJs, and performers, along with incredible art installations, VIP lounges, and, of course, tons of amazing food. In true Coachella fashion, the food vendors go above and beyond to bring some of the best bites and drinks to the desert. In fact, many of the vendors and pop-ups hail from Los Angeles and range from upscale eateries to some of the city's most famous food trucks.

Whether you're going for the music or going to be seen, the Coachella 2023 food lineup is sure to steal the show. That said, we've rounded up some of our top picks for the best food and drink options to expect at Coachella this year.


Camphor is known for providing an elevated and upscale French-inspired meal in the heart of DTLA's Arts District. This year at Coachella, festival-goers will have the opportunity to indulge in a family-style tasting menu at the 12 Peaks VIP section. Basically, if you're looking to keep things bougie, this is the place for you. This full-service pop-up restaurant is sure to turn some heads with its unique approach and fanciful offerings.

If you're not interested in partaking in the $150 family-style tasting, the Coachella Camphor pop-up will also be serving its beloved Le Burger. That said, this burger is far from typical. The bun is made from scratch and the juicy patty is a unique combo of dry-aged beef and ground duck. This tasty burger goes above and beyond to create a more decadent experience and is paired with crispy French fries. Grab this special combo on the go if you're looking for a quick meal between performers.

Outstanding in the Field

Since 1999, this traveling kitchen has created unforgettable dining experiences that have brought guests to farms, vineyards, beaches, and orchards across the globe. For the eighth time, the roving kitchen will set up shop at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival's VIP Rose Garden, offering a calm respite from the action-packed event. Outstanding in the Field will be hosting a four-course dinner on each night of both weekends of the festival, and each evening will be helmed by a different chef.

On weekend one, Friday's dinner will be crafted by Zarah Khan on Rustic Canyon, while Saturday's menu will be crafted by Tolu Erogbogbo of ILÉ, a West African Concept kitchen. Finally, Sunday's dinner will be led by Jared Simons, the chef at Argento, an upcoming restaurant in Silverlake. On weekend two, Friday night's dinner will be hosted by Javier Plascencia, who helms several restaurants in Tijuana and the Sea of Cortez. Saturday's meal will be cooked up by Monty Koludrovic, and Rene Andrade and Derek Christianson will be rounding out the series with their Sonoran-influenced style. Tickets to the dinner include a welcome cocktail, beer, wine, and access to the VIP Rose Garden.


This famed food truck founded by Roy Choi has served hungry crowds from Hollywood to Orange County to Santa Barbara, and now it's bringing its mouthwatering menu to Coachella. You can't go wrong when ordering from Kogi, but a classic favorite is the Kogi Dog, which is tucked into a toasted bun and topped with Kogi slaw, cilantro-onion-lime relish, salsa, roasted sesame seeds, and cheese.

However, you definitely can't skip Kogi's world-famous short-rib tacos and burritos. The signature dish is built on a base of double caramelized Korean barbecue short rib and topped with a salsa of Korean and Mexican chilies, cilantro-onion-lime relish, and chili soy Kogi slaw. If you're craving something sweet, Kogi offers a sticky-sweet chocolate tres leches that is complete with spiced peanut brittle, Cocoa Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, toffee, cayenne, and cinnamon. There is also an unforgettable sriracha bar with spiced, candied peanuts, sriracha ganache, crisped rice, and a caramel drip dipped in dark chocolate.

Sushi by Scratch Restaurants

Over the years, Sushi by Scratch Restaurants has become somewhat of a Coachella-urban legend. The "sushi speakeasy" is hidden in plain sight behind an unmarked red door, and if you can find your way to a table, you'll be able to enjoy Chef Phillip Frankland Lee's 16-course Omakase and Sake pairing. Sushi by Scratch follows a similar formula at its restaurants across the country.

In Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Austin, Los Angeles, and Montecito, a limited number of diners are seated immediately in front of the chefs that prepare each course. At Coachella, the Sushi by Scratch team hopes to pull you out of the event's churning hustle and bustle and into a relaxing, playful meal where mindfulness and detail are king. There will be three daily seatings on each day of the two-weekend festival, at 3:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m., meaning that just over 100 diners will be served of the 250,000 Coachella attendees.

Yangban Society

At its brick-and-mortar location in LA's Arts District, Yangban Society seeks to serve up innovative dinners that fuel fun late nights. The team is heading to the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with the same mission to spread good times and great food. Yangban's menu is built on regional Californian ingredients and shaped by Korean flavors, acting as an autobiographical expression of the upbringings of Korean-American chefs, Katianna and John Hong.

A must-order for meat eaters are the Yangban Wings which are massive, twice-fried, and coated in a sweet and salty soy-garlic glaze. The kimchi fried rice brings a salty, savory, and sour bite that is the ideal fuel for a jam-packed weekend at the festival. If you want to cool things down in the desert heat, opt for the chilled acorn noodles, and round out your meal with Yangban's buffalo milk soft serve, topped with caramel, chocolate Injeolmi, and Nurungi puffed rice. During the festival, the restaurant will be setting up shop in the 12 Peaks VIP area.

Prince Street Pizza

When Prince Street Pizza started slinging pies in New York City, it was guided by the straightforward principle that "if you can put it on pasta then you can put it on pizza." In the years since, it's expanded across the country, with shops in Los Angeles, Miami, and San Diego, and now it's heading to Coachella. Head to its stand at the festival's 12 Peaks VIP area to enjoy its famous Sicilian squares and New York-style slices.

Pizza lovers may recognize Prince Street's signature dish, the Spicy Spring, from its seemingly endless pile of pepperonis, which top a Sicilian square slice of spicy Fra Diavolo sauce, fresh mozzarella, and Pecorino Romano. Classic pasta styles heavily influence slices like the Spicy Vodka with spicy vodka sauce, prosciutto, mozzarella, and Pecorino Romano, the Broadway Breadcrumb, which is made with marinara sauce, caramelized onions and herby breadcrumbs, and the Green Machine with homemade pesto, shredded mozzarella, whipped ricotta, and black olives.

Love Hour

This burger joint is located year-round in Los Angeles' Koreatown, and will also be bringing a good time to festival-goers in Coachella's Rose Garden VIP area. During a weekend filled with sensory overload, Love Hour's menu keeps it simple. You simply choose the number of patties you want on your burger (ranging from a subdued single to a meaty quad), and then opt for your toppings, which include cheese, raw onion, pickles, and Love sauce.

If you're craving chicken, Love Hour also serves up a fried buffalo chicken sandwich, a crispy hot honey chicken sandwich, or classic chicken nuggets, served with a choice of Love sauce, honey sambal, honey mustard, ranch, or BBQ sauce. However, your meal wouldn't be complete without a savory side. Love Hour offers fries and onion rings, which you can spice up with seasonings like sour cream and onion, salt and vinegar, buffalo, garlic parmesan, and BBQ.

Broad Street Oyster Co.

Broad Street Oyster Co. is famous for bringing New England flavors to the west coast, with locations in Malibu, Downtown Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. And now, festival-goers can head to the 12 Peaks VIP area if they're craving a refreshing bite of seafood after bearing the brunt of the Coachella Valley sun. In true California fashion, much of Broad Street's menu is determined by the seasons and what's freshly caught each morning. However, there are a few permanent menu items that can't be missed. If you're craving ultra-fresh decadence, the caviar-topped seafood tower is the way to go.

The hot lobster roll, complete with generous bites of seafood, butter, and a squeeze of lemon, is also a must-order. If you're craving something cooler, Broad Street also slings lobster rolls chilled on a brioche bun with mayonnaise and chives. Or, if a friend isn't a seafood fan, the restaurant also offers a mean burger, topped with American cheese, grated onion, pickle, aioli, and a sesame bun.

Ramen Hood

Ramen Hood is an LA favorite created by Top Chef champion, Ilan Hall. If you catch a craving for ramen during your time at Coachella, head to the Indio Central Market and grab a bowl. However, don't expect your traditional tonkatsu ramen here. Ramen Hood specializes in vegan ramen exclusively, providing a solid option for plant-based festival goers. The spicy togarashi tater tots are a great appetizer that provides a crispy snack in between sets.

Even if you typically order hot ramen, consider going for the chilled vegan ramen and beat the heat from the desert sun. That said, if you find yourself craving something warm and comforting, you can't go wrong with the spicy garlic "katsu" ramen. Ramen Hood also puts an elevated twist on its bowls, so expect stunning garnishes and vegan eggs that look incredibly real. Just sipping on the unique sunflower seed ramen is sure to soothe your soul.

Best Friend

Another hit from Roy Choi, Best Friend is known for serving up some of the coolest Korean-inspired food in Las Vegas. At Coachella, this bar pop-up will be located in the Craft Beer Barn and will be entirely reminiscent of the Las Vegas staple. Expect a bodega-style setup, bright colors, and refreshing cocktails. Since the Best Friend pop-up at the festival is focusing on drinks, simply stop by Kogi before dropping by the Craft Beer Barn for your libations.

From fruity slushies to signature cocktails with sesame-infused tequila, there is sure to be plenty of options at Best Friend. If wine or beer simply are not catching your eye, this is without a doubt one of the best places to visit for a solid mixed drink. That said, Best Friend will also have plenty of craft beers and bottles to choose from if that's more up your alley.

Burger She Wrote

Burger She Wrote is another solid burger spot that is hitting the desert during Coachella. This beloved burger joint actually has two locations in LA, with one on Beverly Boulevard and one in Los Feliz. The french fries are crisped to perfection and seasoned generously, making the perfect side to the Wagyu beef burgers. The smash-style burgers are filling without being overwhelming and have all of the classic toppings like cheese, pickles, onions, and more. The patty is smashed very thin, so expect the patty to be larger than the actual bun.

Each burger is made exclusively with Snake River Farm American wagyu and is served on a sweet King's Hawaiian bun, creating the perfect combo of sweet and savory in every bite. Burger She Wrote will be located at the Craft Beer Barn this year, allowing you to grab your burger before grabbing a drink at one of the nearby bars.

Dave's Hot Chicken

Daves' Hot Chicken is without a doubt one of the most popular spots in LA for fried chicken. Located at the Coachella Courtyard, the Dave's Hot Chicken pop-up will be serving Nashville-style hot chicken tenders and fried chicken sliders. Be warned, the spice at Dave's Hot Chicken is no joke, so be sure to have a cold beer handy to cool off with. That said, there are several different spice levels ranging from no spice to reaper. Just choose wisely.

In addition to the spice, the crispness of Dave's Hot Chicken is what allows it to stand out among the competition. The creamy sauce also pairs perfectly with both the tenders and the sandwiches, and the zesty pickles add a refreshing twist. The portions are pretty massive and the food is filling, making Dave's Hot Chicken a great spot to get some food to share before heading back into the crowd.

Bar Flores

Bar Flores has been an Echo Park hotspot for cocktails and great vibes since 2012. The margaritas are a major hit, and thankfully, you'll be able to sip on them at Coachella this year. This female-led business is bringing inventive craft cocktails and libations to the VIP Rose Garden. The drinks from Bar Flores are always refreshing, featuring tropical tastes and a variety of fruits that are ideal for sipping on under the desert sun.

The signature Flores margarita is made with orange liqueur, lime, and lemon, making it a citrus-froward drink that is garnished with a hibiscus salt rim. The freeze pops are another great festival option and can be taken on the go to cool you off as you bounce around from stage to stage. From spritzers to espresso martinis, Bar Flores is a great go-to for those lucky enough to be in the VIP Rose Garden.

Sunny Blue

Caught a craving for traditional Japanese omusubi? Sunny Blue is a Los Angeles staple that makes some of the best and most authentic omusubi in the city. These savory rice balls are filled with everything from spicy salmon to tuna to Japanese eggplant. The easy-to-eat rice balls are wrapped in a crisp sheet of nori and are seasoned with a furikake and other blends. One of the best parts about grabbing food at Sunny Blue is the fact that it can easily be taken on the go and offers a quick yet healthy bite in between sets.

This year, Sunny Blue will be located at the Indio Central Market with tons of other great food vendors and bars. Though the most popular omusubi options are filled with fish, there are also several vegan ones. This is also a solid choice for festival-goers looking for a gluten-free snack that is on the lighter side.


Nothing pairs better with sunny weather, strong drinks, and great tunes than some classic Texas BBQ. SLAB is one of LA's hottest spots for brisket, pulled pork, and BBQ chicken. The concept was started by Israeli immigrant, Burt Bakman. After becoming a pitmaster while living in Texas, Bakman brought his expertise and love for smoked meats to Los Angeles. This is the first year that SLAB is making an appearance at Coachella, and you won't want to miss out on the tender brisket that made it so famous.

SLAB will be located at the 12 Peaks VIP section of the festival and though the Texas cheesesteak sandwich is sure to be the start of the show, the menu will also feature loaded fries topped with marbled brisket, cheese sauce, BBQ sauce, and more. If you prefer pork over beef, the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and BBQ sauce will also be available.