This year Coachella is going even stronger with its food offerings, and David Chang’s fried chicken sandwich shop Fuku headlines the new picks. Fuku goes into a massive new covered food hall fittingly named Indio Central Market that’ll feature 15 different restaurants inside.
The annual music and arts festival that takes place in Indio has increasing improved its food and drink selections as an ideal complement to the top tier music acts. And thanks to its proximity to Los Angeles and Southern California, it’s mainly local restaurants and chefs that get to show off to the 250,000 some people who attend the festival over two weeks starting on April 13.
Two main themes revolve around this year’s food at Coachella: burgers and vegan. Expanding New York City burger chain Shake Shack will make its first appearance at the festival while popular street food stand Cena and musician Moby’s Little Pine will show up as well. Shake Shack will even build a full scale replica of their original Madison Park burger stand at the festival.
Finally, Coachella is beefing up the cocktail situation quite a bit, with a takeover from Broken Shaker in the VIP section, a totally non-alcoholic cocktail bar that’s set up to look and feel like a regular bar, and the hit underground Tiki bar that everyone was talking about last year. And of course, classics like pad Thai and spicy pie will return to fulfill their place as festival favorites.
Here’s a full rundown of the food selections from Coachella, noted with its location (either General Admission, Craft Beer Barn, Indio Central Market or VIP (which requires a separate ticket to access):