Best Food at Coachella 2017!!

You’ve got a house full of people at your desert rental, you’ve been at the festival all night, & now it’s time to fuel up.  Sound familiar?  If you’re not crazy about paying $9 per pizza slice at the festival: this post is for you.  I’m giving you a quick rundown of tasty food options ~ all less than 5 miles from the festival.  Because the best food at Coachella 2017 is found….OUTSIDE the festival grounds!

How do I know this?  Because I lived here for 7 years, & ran a restaurant in La Quinta (Coachella’s next-door neighbor).  Our restaurant was a vendor at Coachella ~ which means I know the ridiculous mark-up they charge inside the festival.  

So, while it may be “trendy” to pay sky-high prices ~ I’m gonna tell you where the locals go!

Best Food at Coachella 2017

You’ve got a house full of people at Coachella & only one thing’s missing: GOOD FOOD!!!

Best Pizza at Coachella 2017!

If you want the best pizza in town, go to: Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill.  

The best way to feed a big, h-angry, hungover group?  Pizza, claro!  This is some of the best pizza you’ll ever have ~ they make it wood-fired, thick-crust, thin-crust, gluten-free…you name it.  Their Happy Hour has a zillion appetizers to choose from ~ & blows Coachella’s prices out of the water.  Stuft caters for large groups & is perfect for a big, picky group ~ because the menu is HUGE!!! 

Call: (760) 777-9989  

Order Online: Click here

Full disclosure: This is my family’s restaurant!  We founded it more than 12 years ago, all together, and it’s my dad’s dream restaurant come to life.  Today, it’s become the “Cheers” of La Quinta ~ a true local’s spot.  We’re all super proud of it, & if you go ~ say hi to my brother John (pictured below) or my dad, Jack (he’ll be at the bar, eating soup ; )!

Stuft Map!

Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill

My Brother!

Best Food at Coachella 2017

Best Mexican Food at Coachella!!

If you want the best Mexican food around, go to: Casa Mendoza. 

If you’re in the mood for chips, guacamole, tacos, and killer margaritas ~ head to Casa Mendoza.  It’s another local’s spot, located in Old Town La Quinta, and will satisfy your Mexican craving.  

Call: (760) 564-1463


Casa Mendoza Map!

Best Fast Food at Coachella!!

Want the best fast food less than a mile from Coachella?  What other fast food even COMPARES to the ultimate: In-N-Out. 

If you go to California & DON’T go to In-N-Out ~ you’re A) Basically crazy, & B) It’s like you didn’t go to California at all!  Ha ~ seriously though, visiting In-N-Out is a California ritual.  Whatever diet you’re on ~ just say, to hell with it.  It’s soooo worth it.  And the Indio location of In-N-Out is perfectly located for Coachella festival-goers: you could literally stumble there, because it’s a straight-shot down Ave. Monroe.  

And….you’re welcome.  


 Map to In-N-Out!

That’s it for Best Food at Coachella 2017!

Because let’s face it: when you’re tired, hungry, and you’re feet are killing you ~ what other food is even remotely going to satisfy you besides pizza, Mexican, and In-N-Out Burger???!!  Answer: nothing!

 Have an amazing time at the festival this weekend…& tell me all about Hans Zimmer’s set ~ I heard it was INSANE!!!