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02-16-2012, 02:13 PM
Never been to coachella, but what are people's experiences with cooking/food?

I'm only camping with 4 people at the moment, so I dont know how crazy I want to get over food prep. Anyone care to share their meal ideas?

02-16-2012, 02:15 PM
Easy meals you could cook on a foreman grill - I would precook somethings like chicken or rice/pasta and keep it on the colder side of your cooler.

Otherwise prepare to shell out ~$10-$15 per meal

02-16-2012, 04:08 PM
bring some snacks, water & some canned beer. the vendor food is excellent at Coachella! i eat homemade cold sandwiches every day at work....i have never complained about spending my $$$ on the food vendors there. can't wait!

Cameron Frye
02-16-2012, 04:09 PM
i thought this was going to be about freshmen entering college


i'm camping too...protein bars and gatorade. oooooo and PBJ ingredients, chunky people. get that smooth PB outamyface

Vic Viper
02-16-2012, 04:31 PM
in camping:
-some kind of grillable meat (steaks, hot dogs, burgers, etc)
-plain cheerios
-peanut butter
-beef jerky
-fresh fruit from the farmer's market

-food vendors

02-16-2012, 04:52 PM
It really depends on how much you plan to spend at the food vendors. They have an excellent variety of food, but it does start to add up. Some people go all out and bring grills to cook food, but for me and my friends we usually eat once at the campgrounds in the morning, then we buy food from the vendors inside the festival in the late afternoon/ early evening and then snack later in the campgrounds.

The essentials we bring are water, gatorade, energy bars, fresh fruit, PB&J/sandwich items and bagels.

02-16-2012, 05:09 PM
this thread is 5 rows down http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?46235-Meal-Ideas at least look first

02-16-2012, 05:17 PM
Depends on how fancy you want to get? Reading some posts on the board sounds like some people go gourmet. Personally I don't want to spend that much time cooking so we try to keep it simple. Go for things that are fairly quick and easy to prepare especially if you're buzzed up. We ate a ton of chicken sausages from Trader Joe's last year. They taste great and grill up quickly if you want to head back to the campsite for a few beers and snack if you have some freetime during the day. They are also great for post show eats. Other than that PB&J, sunchips, apples, oranges, cold cuts, and cliff bars are all pretty easy to do. This year we're thinking about adding to the mix some packaged and marinated carne asada from Costco. If you do it right you can save a lot of $ by not eating at the vendors all day.

02-16-2012, 05:20 PM
Keep it simple, if your arriving early Thursday maybe you can do a pre-prepared meal with some warming up done on the grill. Pre-cut everything in case you cant get a knife in(not allowed anyways). Don't consume your weekend planning out meals.

02-17-2012, 08:17 AM


02-17-2012, 08:54 AM
Why the fuck no spinach on sunday's burrito?!

02-17-2012, 08:56 AM
Cause fresh spinich won't make it to Sunday unless I go to farmer market.

I guess the menu has been revised by neighborhood creep.


02-17-2012, 08:58 AM
Maaaaaaan, I got that spinach on lock. I'll be bustin out some mangoos: the Filipino treat

02-17-2012, 09:19 AM
Owwwie I want some of themsz.

02-17-2012, 09:34 AM
I'll feed you the sweetest mango on earth

02-17-2012, 09:53 AM


I hope you are not one of the "I'll never use a porto potty"..."save my dump for Monday" people after all of this ^

Once that last tent or canopy stake is drivin home on Thursday, I'm in no shape to be preparing & cooking food over a fire until Monday am....props to you if you are.

02-17-2012, 03:31 PM
I have a huge group, 19 people 14 spots, tent camping and we kind go all out in that we have solar panels, cooking surface, prep surface, a beer tree, and a mini-fridge. What we do is basically make breakfast and snacks at the camp for everyone and then have the option of sandwiches anytime(i.e. between shows, after shows). for breakfast we just do basic egg sandwiches...we have pre-cut veggies like onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli to make fritata/omlette and make everyone a yummy breakfast sandwich. We put eggs and other perishables in the fridge.
For snacks just do what you like...we do meal bars, and for the breakfast cooking crew we bring cubed frozen fruits(mango, cantaloupe, watermelon, mango, oranges) because you will most likely LOVE something cool and fresh after not enough sleep, drinking too much, and waking up in a hot tent.
As for Dinner the only time we cook at night is Thursday night and me and my gf bring marinated meat to grill as well as taco fixings like cilantro, diced onions, lime, hot salsa, and that stuff, while the dudes set up the tents and canopies...solar system we prep tacos.

For me the most important things are COFFEE and FRUIT!!! MUST MUST MUST HAVE COFFEE IN THE MORNING OR I DIE.

02-17-2012, 04:01 PM
Hit up the solar thread and tell me about your set up

02-17-2012, 04:06 PM
I hope you are not one of the "I'll never use a porto potty"..."save my dump for Monday" people after all of this ^

Once that last tent or canopy stake is drivin home on Thursday, I'm in no shape to be preparing & cooking food over a fire until Monday am....props to you if you are.

I shit when and where I need too buddy. And how does any of that menu look like it will fuck up your stomach or be too heavy? If you can't enjoy a good BBQ or a solid meal while you Coachella maybe you should rethink whatever your doing.
I need healthy food to get the energy to do what I do. To each his own.

02-17-2012, 04:27 PM
I'm addicted to Cup O' Noodles and Oatmeal for food.

02-17-2012, 05:12 PM
Hit up the solar thread and tell me about your set up

My engineer buddy Gray and my GFs brother Sean are handling all the solar stuff, he posed this last year "We're running a 100W panel tied into two deep cell marine batteries. We're going to use that to power an active/passive solar A/C system" They recently did a test-run this weekend which apparently went well...I know they changed it a bit from what was planned, but not sure on the DEETS. I'm in charge of other things like food, snacks, and planning/communicating/organizing everyone ahead of time....

02-17-2012, 05:15 PM

Wow, we have a lot of the same foods, props Goatchella!!!...TACOS and beans on Thursday....YES!!!! I just can't eat all that vendor food all day, I get sick of it...I feel you on the needing healthy foods...it gives me energy and stamina! jaja