Whether you’re trying to love yourself like Kendrick, bounce for beignets with Big Freedia, or grooving to Sam Smith, y’all are going to need some sort of fuel to get you through the 3-day, oddly chilly yet always happening festival that is Outside Lands 2015.
Having been to quite a few festivals, in my very official opinion the best food to be had is here at OSL. Call it the SF mentality, but for fresh, local, and creative eats, Golden Gate Park will be the best place to be. Here are the top 10 things you should be eating while you find someone to dance with at Odesza (in no particular order):
Huarache from El Huarache Loco
I’ve eaten this two years in a row and it never fails to disappoint me.. A corn masa cake topped with beans, salsa, queso fresco, and veggies keeps this Mexican dish light but filling.
Okonomiyaki Pizza from Namu Street Food
Okonomiyaki was my hangover cure in Japan so you know it’ll come in handy in the early afternoon after one too many drinks at Beerlands. The savory pancake comes with kimchee, veggies, and special sauce to get you going.
Arepas from Pica Pica
I’ve been noticing a trend with arepas appearing at festivals (looking at you, Coachella), but they’re a great grab-and-go food. Grilled corn cakes stuffed with all sorts of fillings make this gluten-free and delicious.
Crème Brulee from The Crème Brulee Cart
I bow down to whatever flavor they decide to serve this weekend. It’s so good.
Dried Porcini Doughnuts from Rich Table
Get a taste of one of the most creative, higher end restaurants in SF with their signature dish, served with warm raclette cheese. You’ll never think of doughnuts the same way again, and that’s a good thing.
Sandwiches from The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
It gets legitimately cold in GGP during the festival, so what better to warm you up between shows with the comfort of a grilled cheese sando and soup?
Burritos from The Little Chihuahua
I might be a little biased since I live a block away from the Lower Haight location, but these guys are slinging BREAKFAST BURRITOS – and that means your Sunday brunch plans are taken care of.
Coconuts and Cider from Living Greens Juice
At some point, you’re going to wonder why you ate so many cookies from Chocolands and 5 glasses of wine from Winelands. That’s where the coconut water and hot cider will come in – cleanse your system, and then repeat.
Ramenburger from Nombe
Another weird but creative item that you can walk and eat with at the same time. Be careful though, because usually 1 burger is never enough.
Anything from Cheeselands