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Coachella Now Boasts Epic Food Line-Up, Too

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As if we needed any more affirmation that food is the new rock, Coachella has just announced that they're expanding their food and drink options to read more like a food festival than a giant concert in the desert. Gone are the days when fest food meant hot dogs, lemon ices and cotton candy. Coachella and the team at Goldenvoice have expanded options for music fans, including artisan food purveyors from Los Angeles and Portland, super hip pop-up restaurants, and a ridiculous Outstanding in the Field dinner.

Pop-ups include restaurants like CoolHaus, Crossroads, Strippedback UK, Mexicali Taco & Co., and Night + Market. Gastro-pub eats from Tony Yanow's Mohawk Bend, Beer Belly and Tony’s Darts Away will be available in the 21+ area. Sugarfish will be there too, serving their fabulous sushi as the sun sets of the Polo Fields. Talk about fancy.

Festival goers feeling worn out from the revelry can get jacked on brews from Portland's Stumptown Roasters, and maybe even make a DIY affogato with some ice cream from one our favorite creameries nationwide, Salt & Straw. They'll be setting up shop in yurts alongside ArtisanalLA alums like Bon Puf, Sweet Clementine’s, The Fancy Boyz, Crazy Go Nuts!, Le Bon Garcon, Z Confections, YES Bar, Crème Caramel LA, and Dried and True Beef Jerky.

The ultra-hip Downtown L.A. scene will migrate out to the Rose Garden VIP area, showcasing four bars from Cedd Moses including Honeycut, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, Caña Rum Bar and Las Perlas. The spendy VIP attendees will also get pop-ups from Semisweet Bakery, dishes from Joseph Centeno Group (Bar Ama, Baco Mercat, Orsa & Winston), The Church Key and Sugarfish.

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Casey Lane (The Tasting Kitchen), Steve Samson (Sotto), Jason Neroni (Superba Snack Bar), Rory Herrmann (Sprout Restaurant Group), and Clark Staub (Full of Life Flatbread) will be cooking at the aforementioned Outstanding in the Field dinner in the Rose Garden. If you thought glamping was excessive, get a load of this: tickets are priced at $225 per seating. Seatings are available at 5:30p and 7:30p on Friday, Saturday and Sunday both weekends.

Over in the campsite, Short Order and Clover Juice will be pouring, and of course there'll be another outpost of Stumptown, complete with a bakery.

And to take care of dietary accommodations, all the vegan, veg, gluten-free, and kosher food vendors will be grouped together in the Terrace, meaning even if you're totally blasted you can ID your dietary needs.

So much for roughing it.