Outside Lands: A Taste of the Bay in 2018

Another year, another Outside Lands. You probably already have your schedule of artists, comedians, and celebrity chefs you're excited to see, but what about the food? Seeing Janet Jackson is probably pretty important to you, but staying hydrated and full is just as crucial. So, with Truffled Brie Grilled Cheeses, Arepas, Taiwanese Snow Cones, and Liquid Chocolate Bars as just a few of the things you can eat, what's really worth it? It's up to you to decide, but some festival attendees gave us their opinions in the video above to help you out.

Highlights

Sorrel's Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeño Slaw

Sorrel's Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeño Slaw
Sorrel's Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeño Slaw (Grace Cheung)

Crispy, flavorful fried chicken that has been marinating in buttermilk for 3 days sits on a toasted bun with some jalapeño slaw. It's spicy, crunchy, and super delicious if you're hungry and looking for a bigger meal.

Bini's Kitchen's Momos

Bini's Kitchen Turkey Momos
Bini's Kitchen Turkey Momos (Grace Cheung)

When the cook's mom was a royal chef, you know the food is going to be good! Coming from La Cocina, this is Bini's Kitchen's third year at Outside Lands, and they're serving up momos and Nepalese burritos. What's better than a steaming hot Nepalese dumpling on a cold San Francisco night? Nothing, we say! They also have a vegetarian version that's just as good as the turkey one.

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Endless Summer Sweets Loaded Funnel Cake

Endless Summer Sweets loaded funnel cake
Endless Summer Sweets loaded funnel cake (Grace Cheung)

When you think funnel cake, you're probably also reminiscing about carnivals and festivals. That's why Endless Summer Sweets is the perfect spot for some fried dessert to capturet that fun summer feeling you get all weekend at Outside Lands. This guy customized his cake with Fruity Pebbles, but they have plenty of topping options so you can get the perfect loaded funnel cake for yourself—whether you want to share it or not!

Powder Shaved Snow

Powder Shaved Snow matcha with red bean and mochi
Powder Shaved Snow matcha with red bean and mochi (Grace Cheung)

Looking for a lighter dessert option? Powder Shaved Snow is making their first appearance at Outside Lands this year with fluffy Taiwanese shaved snow to quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth. The matcha with red bean and mochi has classic and delicious Asian flavors. The Banana Coconut (vegan) tastes like a banana cream pie—top it off with rainbow sprinkles and it's a party for your eyes and in your mouth!

Powder Shaved Snow banana coconut with rainbow sprinkles and strawberry sauce
Powder Shaved Snow banana coconut with rainbow sprinkles and strawberry sauce (Grace Cheung)

Honorable Mentions

Woodhouse Fish Co.

Devouring this Woodhouse Fish Co. lobster roll
Devouring this Woodhouse Fish Co. lobster roll (Grace Cheung)

It's not summer without a little fresh seafood. The Woodhouse Fish Co. lobster roll is a tasty classic, along with their chowder bread bowls. Eat one during the day, and eat the other at night after the fog has rolled in and you need something to warm you up.

Dumpling Time and Live Sushi Bar

Live Sushi Bar salmon skin hand roll
Live Sushi Bar salmon skin hand roll (Grace Cheung)

Also making their Outside Lands debut this year, Dumpling Time is providing attendees with siu mai and cha siu baos while their Live Sushi counterpart is offering up hand rolls. Get the siu mai, skip the bao, and make sure to get some soy sauce for your salmon skin roll!

In addition to these vendors and food trucks, attendees can eat and drink the weekend away at Outside Lands with the Bubble Tea wonderland, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, and more. Of course, food fans should also check out the Gastromagic stage where Bill Nye, Matty Matheson, and other stars will have some stage time.

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What are you eating and drinking this weekend? Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with your top picks from this year's Eating Lands—I mean, Outside Lands.

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