Coachella 2012: What will you be eating?
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take over the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., for two consecutive weekends in April, the 13th to the 15th and 20th to 22nd.
If you were lucky enough to snag tickets to this year's sold-out festival, you are probably glossing over the line-up on the daily and figuring out carpool and sleeping arrangements in between sporadic gusts of excitement and fits of disbelief that you are going to see Radiohead, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, Florence and the Machine, the Shins and the Black Keys, among many, many others.
You are probably not the least bit worried about what you will be eating during your three-day stay in Indio because, well, you've got a lot of other preparations to think about. But, you'll be happy to know that Coachella's got you covered anyway.
You won't go hungry in this desert. Whether you're looking for street food or raw and gluten-free options, there's a little something for every stomach inside the venue and campgrounds. Big name food trucks such as Kogi, Border Grill, Gravy Train Poutinerie Truck, Coolhaus and the Greasy Wiener will be stocking up supplies and heading out to Indio.
Vendors such as Spicy Pie, selling New York-style pizza, and Waffleman Ice Cream Sandwiches will also be setting up shop at the festival's food area, known as the Terrace, along with a number of local restaurants, including Jackelope Ranch, Las Casuelas Quinta, Fisherman's Market & Grill, La Quinta Baking Co. and a beer garden.
A genius addition, and probably a much needed health kick after filling up on spicy pork burritos from Kogi and Coolhaus' ice cream all weekend, is a certified farmers market featuring local, pesticide-free and organic produce, juices, baked goods and snacks.
For more information on Coachella's eating options, check out www.coachella.com.
-- Caitlin Keller
Photo: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Credit: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times