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Eat Your Heart Out, Coachella: A Food Guide For The Desert

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By Eli Sussman/Special to LAist

Set times have been released which means you are most likely coordinating frantically with your group of friends about when to arrive and in what order you’ll race from stage to stage over the course of the three-day festival. Amidst the arguing over whether to see Gogol Bordello or Foals (answer: Gogol Bordello*) or The National or Duck Sauce (answer: Duck Sauce*) you’ll need to stop and eat some food right?

But what is there to eat when your stomach is growling during the 20 minutes in between seeing OFWGKTA and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti? And what will quell the hunger pangs when you need a quick bite to hold you over until some corporate sponsored hotel party later that night? Don’t fear festival attendees, LAist has the full list of food options for Coachella 2011 below!

If you were lucky enough to snag a VIP ticket, swing by Coolhaus, which debuted two years ago at Coachella and is celebrating its 2-year anniversary. For the vegans, check out Bombay Station and Green Truck. To cool off, seek out shaved ice from Ice of Paradise and Get Shaved. There will be plenty of ethnic options including Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Greek and BBQ to choose from so don’t worry about smuggling in any granola bars (save the space in your bag for something else).

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Here is a handy map to outline the locations where you can find the eats. Let us know your favorites!

VENDORS/TRUCKS
AVOCADO HOUSE
BELLA LUNA COFFEE
BEN & JERRYS
BOMBAY STATION
BORDER GRILL FOOD TRUCK
CA POP CULTURE
CLIFFHOUSE
COOLHAUS TRUCK
CREATIVE BLEND
DOUGH DOUGH'S
EARTHLY DELIGHTS
EVENT SPECIALISTS
FAMILY A FAIR / PINKS HOT DOGS
FISHERMANS MARKET
FREEBIRDS
FULL OF LIFE FLATBREAD
GET SHAVED TRUCK
GISELLE'S CATERING TRUCK
GOURMET FAIRE
GREASY WIENER FOOD TRUCK
GREEN TRUCK
HARRY'S SMOKEHOUSE
ICE OF PARADISE
COYOTE CORNER / JAVAGOGO
JOHNNY MCGUIRE'S
KOGI BBQ FOOD TRUCK
LAMRON BBQ
LAS CASUELAS
LEM N MAN
LENO'S RICO TACO
LONGSHOT COFFEE
MR. CECILS
PENNYS CREATIVE CONCESSIONS
PEPPERS THAI
PIE FOR THE PEOPLE! / So many roads catering
RUTH 'S CHRIS
S&R THAI
SAMBAZON
SHRIMP PIMP FOOD TRUCK
SPENCER MACKENZIE
SPICY PIE
SWEET LEAF CAFÉ
TANTES
TEXIFORNIA TAMALES
THAI BBQ
THE BEAN (HEIMARK SELECT BEVERAGE)
THE EGGROLL PEOPLE
THE ORIGINAL BERRIE KABOB
TWO GUYS
WAFFLEMAN
WEST COAST EVENTS
WIKI WIKI KAU KAU

FARMER'S MARKET
SAGE MOUNTAIN FARMS
WONG FARMS
T&D FARMS
BELLAVADO
PUDWILL BERRY FARM
FARQUAR FARMS
MORNINGSTAR RANCH
BAUTISTA DATES
JAIME FARMS
FARMERS DAUGHTERS
OLD GROVE ORANGE
TEMECULA HONEY / WINCHESTER CHEESE
NICOLAU FARM
L'ARTISAN BAKERY

*4 out of 5 dentists agree that LAist has many enthusiastic opinions on this matter. Yay for choices.

LAist Co-Editor Lisa Brenner contributed to this story.

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