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Coachella 2023’s Food Lineup Includes a Sushi Speakeasy and Famous Hot Chicken

America’s favorite music festival returns for another busy year with lots of great restaurants, bars, and pop-ups from Los Angeles and beyond

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

One year after the long-awaited return of Coachella, the annual two-weekend music and arts festival is back again and better than ever. Filled with world-famous music acts and unrivaled art installations, the Indio, California-based party promises to bring hundreds of thousands of revelers to the desert, where they’ll dance, drink, and dine nearly around the clock. It’s a huge endeavor just to serve all that food and booze, but if anyone can pull it off it’s the folks from concert and events company Goldenvoice. Over the past decade, the company has purposefully overseen incredible growth in its culinary offerings, going from mostly festival-only vendors to some of the biggest culinary names not just in California, but in the world.

A hand with pink nails pulls thick noodles using chopsticks from a dark red bowl.
Bang Bang Noodles.
Bang Bang Noodles

This year’s culinary lineup is ready to rival the on-stage action, with some of Southern California’s most well-known chef and restaurant names in attendance, including Roy Choi and rapidly expanding Dave’s Hot Chicken. The H.Wood Group is well represented, with hotspots like Delilah, Slab, and the Nice Guy offering experiences at this year’s Coachella as part of the Postmates ReTreat lounge area. At the same time, other restaurants will cohabitate inside the Indio Central Market, including Sweetfin and New School Quality Grilled Cheese from chef Eric Greenspan.

Plenty of surprises will be in store for this year’s festival as well, running April 14 to 16 and April 21 to 23. For the first time ever there will be a non-alcoholic bar created in partnership with the New Bar, and hit LA Arts District French restaurant Camphor is joining forces with OpenTable for a full-service pop-up restaurant that includes a family-style tasting menu and a walk-up burger window called Le Burger. There will be speakeasies and in-the-know experiences galore this year too, including secret bars from New York City’s PDT (Please Don’t Tell) and Sonny’s by Attaboy, a Miami Vice-themed bar with slushies. There’s even a sushi speakeasy put together by Sushi by Scratch, with a 16-course omakase and sake pairing at a whopping $375 per person.

Below, find a full list of who is cooking at this year’s Coachella 2023 festival, spread across general admission and VIP areas as well as speakeasies and other pop-up restaurant spaces.

For standalone Outstanding in the Field dinners from chefs like Javier Plascencia and Tolu Erogbogbo (sold separately), head here.

Backyard Bowls
Bang Bang Noodles
Bar Flores
Best Friend by Roy Choi (bar)
Big B the Chef
Block Party
Broad Street Oyster Company
Burger She Wrote
Cena Vegan
Chamberlain Coffee
Chimmelier Korean Fried Chicken
Compton Vegan
Dave’s Hot Chicken

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Broad Street Oyster Company’s lobster roll.
Broad Street Oyster Company

El Chino Grande
Everbloom Coffee
Farmhouse Thai
Forever Pie
Hattie B’s
Hawkin’s House of Burgers
Love Hour
McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Mila by XCJ
Mirate + Mirame
Monty’s Good Burger
My Lai
New School Quality Grilled Cheese
Post + Beam
Prince Street Pizza
Ramen Hood
Something Good LA
Sonny’s by Attaboy
Sumo Dog
Sunny Blue
Sushi by Scratch Restaurants
Taco Party

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Tacos 1986
The Cabin (Houston Hospitality)
The Nice Guy
Trill Burgers
Veggie Fam
White Sparrow Coffee
Wolfie’s Hot Chicken
Woodfire Wings
Word of Mouth Truck
Yangban Society