Coachella has grown into much more than just a music festival since its inception in 1999. No longer drawing crowds with the artist lineup alone, the food lineup has gained quite a reputation too. But what's a festival-goer with limited stomach space and only two weekends to eat their way through everything to do? We recommend devising a plan of attack with help from the following list:
Belgium Waffle Pops
Sweet Combforts fuses the traditional with the trendy; originally a street food eaten with your hands, their Belgium liege waffles possess the original honeycomb shape (hence the name), but are topped with some more unconventional foods such as crushed Oreos, rainbow cereal, strawberry bits, marshmallows, mochis and nuts.
Raclette Tater Tots
Just when you thought the recent raclette cheese craze couldn't get any crazier, it does. The food genius behind Eggslut, Alvin Cailan is launching Paper Planes at Coachella, where he will debut the gooey cheesy potato bits. Find it inside the Rose Gardeon VIP area – or if you're unable to gain access to those quarters, the chili cheese tots from DogTown Dog is an equally delicious option.
Ridges Churros are back for another year, but it doesn't matter if you've already tried them before, because they never get old. Whether you like yours dusted with cinnamon, drizzled with salted caramel, or sprinkled with fruit, they've got them all – and nestled on top of a sundae to boot.
Lobster Mac and Cheese
This version of the classic comfort food isn't just your average Martha Stewart lobster mac and cheese. Wicked Maine Lobster brings authentic East Coast flavor and the butteriest, chunkiest pieces of lobster to the West. Need we say more?
Fried Chicken Biscuit
It's true: nobody does fried chicken sandwiches like Free Range LA. The food truck quickly made waves with their quality poultry and mouth-watering menu ages ago, but now they've become a regular at Coachella. Make sure to try the buttermilk biscuits version.