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Pop-up dinners, vegan pretzels and ramen are part of Coachella food lineup

Hand roll ingredients at KazuNori Sushi
Photograph: Courtesy KazuNori Sushi Hand roll ingredients at KazuNori Sushi

To say that there is something for everyone at Coachella this year is a bit of an understatement. Oh, we're not talking about the music, friends, though there's a pretty eclectic mix of bands at the festival, too. We're talking about the food. The food and beverage lineup was released this week, a list of primarily LA-based restaurants and bars that will be serving everything from pizza to vegan pretzels to roast beef sandwiches. And ramen. And hand rolls. Did we mention the ramen?

GA ticket holders will be able to nosh on food from 800 Degrees, Beer Belly, Eureka!, Top Round Roast Beef, Kushiyaki Dog and Sage Pretzels. To keep attendees fueled, Verve Coffee and Juice Served Here will also be on hand, along with a number of vendors offering granola bars, beef jerky and various desserts.

But the food and booze ramps up a notch in the VIP section, where Mexicali Taco & Co., The Church Key, Phorage, Dante Fried Chicken and Sage Vegan Bistro will be selling bites, among other vendors. Kazunori, Egg SlutRamen Champ and Kind Kreme will all be in the Rose Garden, as will Status Kuo and Beefsteak along with some bars: Las Perlas, Cana Rum BarCole's and Tony's Saloon. Like last year, Outstanding in the Field will offer two dinners per day of farm-to-table fare, cooked by superstar chefs at $225 per seating (Our pick for the best dinners: Weekend 1, Sunday night, when Tin Vuong and Ricardo Zarate will be cooking; Weekend 2, Friday night, when Bruce Kalman and James Tree will be cooking).

Also in the VIP area: Three sit-down, pop-up restaurants offered at $50 per person. Terrine, POT and The Gadarene SwineScratch Bar will be offering a multi-course meal for festival goers; tickets can be purchased in advanced through the Reserve app, or at the host stand during the festival.

What do you think about slurping on ramen at Coachella? Yay or nay? Let us know in the comments below!