Best Things to Eat and Drink in Outside Lands 2022 – Eater SF | Hot Mobile Press

By now, anyone attending Outside Lands 2022, which takes over Golden Gate Park from Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, probably already has a concert schedule planned — but why anyone would choose us between Disclosure and SZA, we’ll never know do understand. But let’s never forget that this weekend isn’t just a huge music event, it’s also an opportunity to celebrate some of the Bay Area’s best food and drink scenes. So as you plan your sprint from the Sutro Stage to Land’s End, don’t forget to set aside some time to explore the many food and drink experiences dotted around the expansive grounds.

We’ll focus our recommendations on the top gastronomic attractions: Taste of the Bay Area, this impressive array of local restaurants located around the polo field; Wine Lands, tucked away next to the main entrance; and Beer Lands, also located at the edge of the polo field. But in case you’re craving more, there’s also Cocktail Magic, Grass Lands, and for some ticket holders, the ultra-luxe Golden Gate Club, designed by Ken Fulk and serving food from top chefs like Tyler Florence, Nancy Oakes, Dana Younkin, and Ravi Kapur.

For the rest of us, here are the restaurants, breweries, and wineries we’re most looking forward to this year at Outside Lands:

Taste of the Bay Area

Bodega SF

This family-run Vietnamese restaurant has just made a big comeback with a new location in Tenderloin, and this year is serving pancetta lo mein with oyster mushrooms and chili flakes at Polo Field. Other menu options include Hoi An chicken with turmeric chicken rice and Thai iced coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up.


This Haight Street eatery is known for its veggie-heavy menu of Mexican dishes, including tacos and tostadas, served on tortillas made with homemade masa. Given the care and attention that Otra Gemüse always gives, it’s no surprise that the restaurant will be offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options at the festival.



Head to the north side of Polo Field to get your Muffuletta fix – and really, you don’t want to miss your chance to grab a sandwich from Sandy’s since the popular pop-up has been on hiatus in search of more permanent homes. In addition to the classic handheld with provolone and mortadella, look for a vegan option as well.

day trip

Oakland-based natural wine bar and restaurant Daytrip took to Instagram earlier this summer to tease their “fun festival food,” promising whole pork sandwiches and “durty fries.” Known for getting deep into the fermentation game, it’s no surprise they’re also bringing home-made shrubs and “new wild ferments.”

El Chino Grande

Don’t miss Chef Chris Yang’s menus inspired by the Taiwanese night market. This time, choose from options like a chashao roast pork or a shoyu hot dog rice bowl; Taiwanese hot dog with kimchi slaw; and Nori Furikake flavored hurricane popcorn.

Hello Felicia

This supper club-turned-fine-dining restaurant is easily one of the hottest new Bay Area restaurants of the year, but with reservations being booked minutes after booking online, it’s not exactly easy to get a taste to get. Good news, you can find Hi Felicia and the restaurant’s Ayesha Curry Approved food this year at Polo Fields.

An ice cream taco with rainbow sprinkles.

Cathy Park

Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos

The Choco Taco may be officially over, but its legacy lives on thanks to Santa Clara-based dessert shop Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos. Who cares if it gets foggy and cold and unspectacular Not ice weather? Now’s your chance to get ice cream wrapped in a crunchy shell and topped with chocolate, peanut butter, sprinkles and more.

The Bussdown

Chefs Solomon Johnson and Mike Woods are bringing their pan-African pop-up Bussdown to OSL, so pop in and enjoy a helping of mac n’ cheese with Gullah Geechee-style prawns.

Last year an order of super crispy, slightly sweet honey butter wings from, the Korean soul food experts at Inner Sunset, earned it a spot as one of our best bites of the weekend, so we’ll be B- Lining make for a different flavor this year. Just remember to take some napkins with you.

Wahpepah’s kitchen

James Beard Award-nominated aspiring chef Crystal Wahpepah is bringing her groundbreaking Indigenous restaurant that bears her name to the festival this weekend. Look out for dishes made with local ingredients like blue corn, acorns and wild blueberries.

wine lands

Ashes + Diamonds

Ashes + Diamonds is the Napa Valley winery for people who don’t like Napa Valley wines, known for their super-cool aesthetic and ’60s and ’70s winemaking techniques. It’s a lively line-up that’s a lot drier than your usual Napa Valley marmalade interest and chardonnays.


Unfortunately, you’ll have to be a club member to enjoy the expansive views from this winery’s stunning Sonoma Hacienda, but at least you can get a taste of Outside Lands’ excellent terroir-driven wines. Opt for something bubbly like a Pet-Nat if you can, although you can’t go wrong with any of the offerings.

field recordings

If you like wines of the natural variety, you’re probably familiar with Field Recordings, recognizable by their incredibly uncomplicated labels. From Orange Skins to Fiction Red, these wines deliver flavor and value.

beer lands

Fort Point

Fort Point is the city’s coolest indie brewery, known for its Art Deco-inspired cans and fresh beer selection. A cold KSA (that’s Kolsch-style ale) is basically a taste of San Francisco summer in a can.

Altamont beer factory

Head to this Livermore brewery for a hoppy treat: the Maui Waui Single Malt IPA is their most popular brew.

Humble Sea Brewing Co.

If you haven’t had a chance to drive down Hwy 1 to visit this Santa Cruz-based brewery, stop by OSL to sample their beach beers.

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