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Keeping up Your Strength at Coachella

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Outside food and drinks are prohibited at Coachella, but the occasional peanut butter sandwich has been known to slip by security. Even if you can get into the “hospitality area” it’s slim pickings as far as decent food is concerned. The options at the cash-only food tents tend to be pretty limited.

That doesn’t mean you have to spend three days surviving only on kettle corn and Ecstacy. The Coachella Valley is home to some excellent eats. Plus, there are some great stops along the way to start carb-loading for the craziness ahead.

If you do manage to escape the festival, here are some places to go take a breather and regain your strength: