Vegan Coachella part one

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I attended Coachella music festival in Palm Springs a few weeks ago. I went there for a lot of fun – but also to discover the vegan food options the festival had to offer. And oh my – I almost got surprised – this was a paradise for a health food lover as me!

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In the VIP area it was a super cosy raw food place named 118 Degrees that served different lunch items every day, green energy boosting smoothies, fresh coconut water and kombucha on tap.

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I ate their taco served in a napa cabbage leaf with nut meat, onions, tomato salsa and a cashew sour cream one day for lunch. But my favorite was the whole coconuts (in the background!) that I constantly was drinking while my friends ordered beers and sugary drinks.

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Out in the main area they had a whole section of vegan food places! In total I think it was about 15 different vegan kitchens at Coachella. How amazing? I got a chance to sample some; like the gluten free Mac n Cheese and “fried chicken” from Southern Fried Vegan, a lentil daal from a indian place, dehydrated walnuts in coconut sugar and raw chocolate and some raw energy bars from YES.

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Azla Ethiopian was one of my absolute favorites! I got a sample platter filled with:

– Marinated beets and quinoa salad
– Baked tofu sautéed with onion, tomato and garlic
– Misir red lentils in a berbere spice blend served over brown rice
– Gluten free injera flatbread