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Let’s face it: overspending is inevitable in the Outside Lands—especially when it comes to food and drink. But knowing your hard-earned dollars are going to a San Francisco restaurateur might just make those festival fares easier to swallow.

It also helps that our local cuisine is fantastic and incredibly varied. Borscht and momo dumplings in a music festival? Where else will you find it?

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Read on for a list of local restaurants serving up tasty treats at Outside Lands 2022.

style: Malaysian
A signature dish: Raleigh, Mi Mamak
Neighborhood: Fillet

Azalina Eusope – a 5th generation Malaysian street food vendor from Penang, combines bold Asian flavors with California ingredients. Ask her the best way to enjoy her food and she’ll tell you, “With your hands.” Azalina’s menu includes things like rice hoppers, which are nests of steamed rice spaghetti, sweet potato dumplings filled with coconut or noodle dishes like Mee Rebus from the menu.

style: Filipino
Signature dish: Pyangyan Chicken
Neighborhood: Knob Hill

Featuring the elegance and vibrancy of Filipino culture and cuisine, Abaca offers a modern take on old family recipes and flavors. Thin out the traditional Filipino dish Chicken Pyanggang, which is grilled chicken served from blackened coconut, served as a skewer instead.

style: Southern BBQ
Signature dish: BBQ ribs
Neighborhood: Mission District

Baby Blues BBQ | Courtesy photo

Hearty portions of barbecue are prepared in a variety of ways, from Memphis-style brisket to Texas-style ribs. This comfort food will warm you from the inside out and give you the protein you need to keep you partying until the end of the day.

style: Nepali
Signature dish: Momos (Nepali Street Food Dumplings)
Neighborhood: SOMA

What’s a music festival without mouth-watering street food? Bini’s Kitchen is known for Momos, a type of dumpling hailed as “Nepal’s most popular street food.” Stuffed with vegetables, lamb, turkey or tofu, Momos are an unforgettable treat, especially when dipped in Bini’s signature tomato and coriander sauce.

style: Eastern European
Signature dish: Borscht soup
Neighborhood: Movable

Chilled, sour and made from bright red beets, borscht is a delicious summer soup that will keep you energized throughout the day. Borsche Mobile will serve this traditional Eastern European dish alongside delicious chicken and potato dumplings.

style: Indian street food
Signature dish: Deconstructed Samosa
Neighborhood: Throughout the bay

This popular Indian food street serves a mix of Latin-inspired dishes mixed with Indian spices. Their unique burritos are filled with chicken tikka masala, saag paneer or lamb stew. They also offer a unique spin on traditional Indian dishes. We recommend trying items like their deconstructed samosas and naan bits.

style: American Contemporary
Signature dish: Fried Rocky J. Organic Chicken Sandwich
Neighborhood: Castro

Fable | Courtesy photo

Fable’s commitment to using fresh, seasonal ingredients brings a vibrant note to California cuisine. Known for their salads and sandwiches, their hearty lunches full of fresh vegetables, hearty spreads and protein-rich options are perfect for winding down your day or for lunch between gigs.

style: Italian
Signature dish: Nizarios Special
Neighborhood: Richmond, Mission, Ingleside

When you bite into a slice of pepperoni from Nizario’s Pizza, you’re actually biting into San Francisco history. This well-known family pizzeria opened in the Richmond neighborhood in 1983 and quickly became known for its superior dough and flavorful toppings. Simply put, they mean “great pizza and nothing less.”

style: Mexican Comfort
Signature dish:
Black Bean Dip with Homemade Queso Fresco
Neighborhood:
Hight

The menu for the family-run Mexican restaurant that chef Nick Cobaruvias and his wife Anna Sager Cobaruvias own and operate is inspired by the chef’s upbringing in Texas, where he ate foods like tamales made from fresh masa. At Otra, you’ll find that traditional dishes have a unique twist, like cod tostados and mushroom tacos.

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style: Latino vegan
Signature dish: Flor de Jamaica Taco
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley

About Sabor | Courtesy photo

Om Sabor describes itself as having “cosmic vegan flavors” and you can experience their cosmic energy with their “meat” inspired dishes like tacos and burgers while staying vegan!

style: Superfoods
A signature dish: Acai
Neighborhood: Richmond, Marina

If you’re looking for a healthy way to recover after a big first day on the polo field, the Brazilian Acai Bowl might do the trick. The dairy-free menu includes a variety of side dishes such as different fruits, seeds and nuts to get you back in shape.

style: New York style pizza
Signature dish: You say potatoes with pesto
Neighborhood: Hight

This restaurant has become a San Francisco staple, especially their You Say Potato w/ Pesto. These massive slices of pizza are topped with a generous helping of pesto sauce, red potatoes and whole cloves of garlic, along with plenty of cheese to fill your stomach.

style: Cajun, Creole
Signature dish: Fried chicken
Neighborhood: Bayview, Richmond

Hard Knox Cafe | Courtesy photo

Serving Southern home cooking at its most decadent, Hard Knox’s famous fried chicken follows a classic recipe that you shouldn’t miss (or mess with).

style: Just a sausage
A signature dish: Duroc Heritage Pork Sausage
Neighborhood: Mission

Grab the link at Rosamunde and satisfy your appetite with spicy and juicy pork sausage.
Meagan Mitchell can be found at [email protected].
Contributors: Blue Fay, Ximena Loeza.