How to Enjoy the Best Food & Drinks at Outside Lands in 2023

Music festivals are not just about music, but also about the experience, which includes enjoying the culinary delights offered. Outside Lands Music Festival is one of the most popular music festivals in the Bay Area. It is known for its diverse food and beverage offerings.

Celebrating 15 Years at Outside Lands Festival

The Outside Lands Music Festival at San Francisco‚Äôs Golden Gate Park will celebrate its 15th anniversary with an impressive restaurant lineup. I went to the festival in 2021. This year’s musical headliners are Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, and Odesza.

Tips for the Best Food and Drink Experience at Outside Lands Music Festival

Here are some tips to make the most of your food and beverage experience at music festivals such as Coachella and Outside Lands.

1. Try Something New

Outside Lands is a great opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and try new foods and drinks. Don’t be afraid to try something new, especially if it’s a dish or beverage that you’ve never tried before. The festival offers a wide range of culinary delights, from local food to craft beer and of course, cocktails.

Strawberry Fields Bacardi Cocktail at Outside Lands with neon palm trees
Strawberry Fields Cocktail at Outside Lands

2. Plan Ahead

With so many food and beverage options available at music festivals, it can be overwhelming to choose what to eat and drink. To avoid the hassle, make a plan ahead of time. Check out the festival’s food and beverage lineup online, and decide which vendors you want to hit up. This will save you time and ensure that you don’t miss out on any must-try items. I also recommend arranging to try your top choices earlier in the festival. Nothing dampens the experience like noticing a vendor is out of the items you’ve been most excited to try.

3. Stay Hydrated

With all the dancing, partying, and heat, it’s easy to forget to drink enough water. Dehydration can lead to exhaustion and ruin your festival experience. To stay hydrated, keep a refillable water bottle with you at all times and take advantage of the free water refill stations scattered throughout the festival grounds.

4. Share with Friends

Food and beverages are meant to be enjoyed with friends. So, grab some eats to share and have a drink or two together. It’s a win-win to share something delicious, and you’ll get to try even more items on the menu.

Fried Chicken sandwich at Outside Lands music festival
Fried Chicken sandwich

Planning for Outside Lands 2023

Outside Lands offers a unique food and beverage experience that is worth exploring. To make the most of your festival experience, try something new, plan ahead, stay hydrated, and share with friends. By following these tips, you’ll have a great time exploring the culinary delights of Outside Lands. Enjoy!

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