Merigan is one of the new food vendors who will be at Outside Lands this year (with their eggplant Parm!). Photo by Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.
Stevie Wonder onstage at last year’s Outside Lands. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Outside Lands has released the list of beer, wine, and food vendors for the festival from August 7th through 9th, and once again the list is as exciting (if not more so) than the musical lineup. (Oh, San Francisco. Never change.) Then again, Sir Elton John, Tame Impala, and Odesza will all be great, along with Caribou, The Black Keys, Hot Chip, Classixx, and almost everyone is gonna be fired up for D’Angelo. The festival itself is sold out (but keep your eyes on the night shows around town), and if you are going, you’ll want to plan your gastronomic experience ahead of time.
First, the food lineup is insane. Festival newcomers Merigan Sub Shop and Delfina join restaurant favorites like 4505 Meats, Azalina’s, Rich Table (gotta get those dried porcini doughnuts!), Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers, and AQ (serving Sweet, Spicy and Shroomy Waffles—we promise, they won’t make things trippy), plus trucks like Del Popolo and Bacon Bacon. Sightglass will be on hand with coffee to keep you going all weekend long, and there are plenty of sweets in the Choco Lands area, where you’ll find cookies, cupcakes, and all sorts of confections for legal sugar highs.
There are more than 30 breweries participating in Beer Lands this year, including the likes of Local Brewing Co., Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., and Magnolia. Check out all the options here. There is also plenty of wine, of course, with more than 35 wineries pouring in the Wine Lands tent. Look for pours from Idlewild/Ryme/Jolie-Laide, Tin Barn, Turley, Wind Gap, Jamieson Ranch Winery, Robert Sinskey, and Hobo Wine Co. Oh, and of course be sure to check out Cheese Lands, where you’ll fine cheese and charcuterie from Long Meadow Ranch in Napa. Have fun out there!