Get your taste buds ready because exciting flavors, both familiar and new, are coming to Outside Lands 2017. Have a look at all the fan favorites and future food obsessions that will be available for you to eat and drink your way through at this year's festival.
Celebrated San Francisco restaurateur Anna Weinberg joins Outside Lands this year, serving as the new curator of A Taste of the Bay Area. Weinberg’s acclaimed restaurant Marlowe joins the exciting roster of restaurants and will feature its signature Marlowe Burger.
Other exciting newcomers include Tartine Manufactory, recently named by Food & Wine as one of its ten “Restaurants of the Year 2017,” Filipino restaurant FOB Kitchen, serving Shanghai Lumpia and Sticky Wings, Bay Area favorite Smitten Ice Cream, bringing its Cookie Dough Pretzel Ice Cream, and the Michelin-starred Spruce, serving ‘Dirty’ Burgers with Foie Gras. Additional first-time vendors include Cajun standout Alba Ray’s, Cheese Steak Shop, Dabba, Izakaya Sozai, Little Star Pizza, Boba Guys, and Fearless Coffee.
Similar to the menu of a beloved neighborhood restaurant, the Outside Lands menu features a few signature favorites that fans could not do without. Both Pacific Catch and Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen have been fixtures at Outside Lands since year one, and enjoying a Hawaiian Ahi Poke or a Sweet Corn Arepa has become a rite of passage for festivalgoers. The Outside Lands menu also offers ample opportunity to venture into the creative and the gourmet, no matter the time of day. There are Olive-Oil Fried-Egg Sandwiches, Porcini Doughnuts with Raclette Cheese, Alfajores, Pastrami Cheese Fries, Waffles and Fried Chicken, and Stone Fruit & Wildflower Honey Melts. Snacks range from sweet to healthy indulgences: Furikake Chex Mix, Mini Doughnut Sundaes, Bourbon Coke Floats, freshly cracked Thai Coconuts, Green Juices, or Vegan Fudge Popsicles.
On the food truck and food cart front, Outside Lands welcomes newcomers Lady Falcon Coffee Club, serving Mochas with Homemade Ganache and Cascara Teas with Mexican Whip, and Jackrabbit with its Lamb Burger Sliders and Crispy Sushi Rice Cakes, in addition to the festival’s roster of nine returning veterans like Chairman Truck, Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos, and Curry Up Now.
Dave McLean, founder and brewmaster of San Francisc’s Magnolia Brewing Company and Alembic Bar, has created a beer lineup of 28 breweries that showcase Northern California’s eclectic and expansive beer culture. Altamont Beer Works, Alvarado Street, Black Sands Brewery, Laughing Monk, and Oakland United Beerworks will join returning favorites like 21 st Amendment, Faction Brewing, Local Brewing Company, and Ace Cider. Heineken and Sierra Nevada will be poured throughout the entire festival grounds.
Like no other wine tasting on earth, Wine Lands celebrates more than 40 of the top regional winemakers as they uncork over 120 wines. As always, Wine Lands curator Peter Eastlake sources some of California’s top wineries. 2017 newcomers include the pioneers of Zinfandel, Ravenswood, Ehren Jordan’s exceptional Failla Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, SLO Down with the wildly popular “Sexual Chocolate” Red Blend, Hoxie Spritzer, serving dry wine spritzers, and introducing Bushido “Way of the Warrior” Japanese sake along with a range of stellar Japanese sake from importer Vine Connections. Joining these exciting additions to Wine Lands are returning favorites Turley Wine Cellars, The Prisoner, Scribe, Banshee, Wind Gap-Pax, and Scharffenberger’s incredible Anderson Valley bubbles. Also new this year, Outside Lands has teamed up with San Francisco based Steelys Drinkware to develop a special limited-edition reusable stainless steel wine cup that can be purchased to taste over 120 wines at Wine Lands, or used on backpacking adventure after the festival.
Complementing Outside Lands’ wine experience, guests will find The Back Wine, a sip and putt mini golf area offering wines from Cannonball Wine Company, the festival’s house wine partner. Santa Rita Secret Reserve Red Blend and Cavit Pinot Grigio will be featured throughout the festival grounds as the premium wines offered. VIP ticketholders will enjoy the inaugural launch of Palm Bay International’s “Rosè All the Way,” a bar experience that offers rosè wines from around the world.
Cheese Lands satisfies all forms of savory cravings with artisans on hand to serve guests warm, gooey Swiss Raclette ‘Nachos’, loaves of fresh baked French bread, cheeses by the dozen, and boards of charcuterie. Cheese Lands is curated by Thalassa Skinner of Culture, America’s magazine for cheese lovers, in partnership with Napa Valley’s Long Meadow Ranch.
Outside Clams will again be helmed by festival veteran Woodhouse Fish Co. An ode to crustaceans, the menu features Dungeness Crab Rolls, Raw and BBQ Oysters,Lobster Rolls, and Clam Chowder Bread Bowls. It is conveniently located next to Wine Lands for easy pairings of oysters and crisp California whites.
Choco Lands continues to be an enchanting destination for all things sugary and delicious. Guittard Chocolate Company, a Bay Area fixture, gives visitors a peek into chocolate making and pours warm Liquid Chocolate Bars. There is also Kara’s Cupcakes’ Artisan Cupcakes and Karamel Corn, Sharona’s Chocolate Shop’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Covered Brownies, Candybar Dessert Lounge’s Hot Chocolate and Chocolate French Macarons, and Epic Cookies.