Outside Lands: CA’s Premier Food Festival – with some music

I have attended Outside Lands for the last 4 years, and each year seems to top the last. I’ll be honest, though. After seeing Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Elton John, and other stand out acts in the past, this year’s music lineup left me feeling a little disappointed. Not only did the food lineup more than make up for it, the artists that showed up, SHOWED UP.

Obviously, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie, and J. Cole put on great shows, but Chance the Rapper, Big Grams, Miike Snow, Oh Wonder, and Fantastic Negrito attracted large crowds for their set times and put on some amazing shows. The members of Oh Wonder made a comment about playing a show in SF 6 months prior to a crowd just over 200, and then playing on the largest stage at Outside Lands. Their feels gave me the feels. Also, never thought I would say that I enjoyed watching The Muppets’ Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, but alas, their covers and video accompaniment were fantastic and the crowd was pumped for the puppets. And then there was Peaches… There really are no words to describe what I witnessed, so here’s a photo from Annie Lesser of SFist:


In addition to the music, the festival had sections for Beer Lands, Wine Lands, mini-golf, and art.

So, I know you didn’t stumble upon my food blog to read about music and mini-golf, well maybe you did, but if you didn’t, scroll below for all the foods…


Fish Tacos from Tacolicious



“Waffle Fries with CRAZY toppings” from The Up & Under Grill



Ramenburger from Nombe



Donut Cheeseburger from Straw



Spicy Chimichurri Fries from 4505 Meats



The Giant Smore from Charles Chocolates



Plantain Arepa from Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen



Ramen from Itani Ramen



Smashed Potatoes and Egg from Rove Kitchen (keep an eye out for these guys in my next blog post).



Fried Chicken and Waffles from Little Skillet



Chicken & Dumplings from Three Babes Bakeshop



Turkey Momos, Jeera rice pulao with nepali-style chicken curry, and a nepali chicken curry burrito from Bini’s Kitchen



Pepperoni pizza from the ever popular Del Popolo



Brisket Sandwich from Southpaw BBQ and Southern Cooking



Italian-style loaded tater tots from Stone’s Throw



Banh Mi from Freshroll Vietnamese Rolls & Bowls



The ingredient that makes Split Pea Seduction’s split pea soup so damn good…



Porcini Donuts with Raclette Cheese from Rich Table



Malaysian Peanut Tofu Braised Nachos from Azalina’s Kitchen



Sausage Poutine from Rosamunde Sausage Grill



 Nori Chicken Taco from Namu Street Food




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