5 Great Places to Eat at Coachella

5 Great Places to Eat at Coachella
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Coachella is different things to different people. For Drake fans, it's about belting to "Hold On, We're Going Home," even if it's super down-tempo. For douches, it's about taking their favorite tribal headpiece out for a spin (eeek...) For potheads, it's about three days of, well, pot. And for foodies, it can also be about pot -- but the Roy Choi kind (no, the other kind).

If you're the latter type, here's a rundown of the festival's food landscape: the beer garden, located at The Terrace, is the main festival food hub, and you can also eat at the craft beer barn. For those willing to put down $225, the Outstanding in the Field dinner series is a four-course pop-up you can try (no VIP wristband needed!) For $50, you can eat a prix-fixe dinner with a fancy chef. If you want to reserve a seat, do it with Reserve app.

Now that you know what to expect, here are five great places to eat at this crazy festival...

5. KazuNori (Rose Garden)

5 Great Places to Eat at Coachella

Hand roll concept KazuNori from the Sugarfish empire debuted at Coachella last year and has since been operating a brick-and-mortar restaurant in downtown L.A. Their hand rolls are simple, but that's what makes them spectacular: less overdressing means more focus on the crunchiness of the nori, the warmth of the rice, and the contrasting coldness of the fish. The hand rolls' bit-sized form also works for people moving from show to show; they can easily finish their bay scallop or lobster hand rolls in a couple of bites and bounce.


4. POT by Roy Choi (Rose Garden)

5 Great Places to Eat at Coachella

If you're a fan of Kogi -- or Korean cuisine in general -- you won't want to miss POT, Roy Choi's fancier (and pricier) project originally located inside Koreatown's Line Hotel. But instead of Korean-Mexican fusion, POT is all about pure Korean soup and noodle combinations like budae jjigae (renamed "Boot Knocker" by Choi), a Korean War-originated, chili-based seafood broth soup containing instant ramen noodles, Spam, tofu, corned beef hash, and spicy pork sausage. Oh, and don't forget the kimchi-fried rice and potato pancakes!


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