The Top 10 Chefs (And Trucks!) You Need To Know In The Coachella Valley

New York may be a culinary mecca, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of food talent. As such, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight celebrity, notable, or otherwise up-and-coming chefs you should know about across the country.

Whether you’re taking a trip to Louisville and looking for a great place to eat (Ed Lee’s restaurant, duh), or are a Charlottesville local who wants to know which chefs you can defend to the self-righteous hometown death (particularly if they secure a spot on Top Chef or Chopped), we’re here to give you the heads up on which chefs you need to know in your city — and why.

This week, we visit the Coachella Valley for obvious, timely, and topical reasons. Granted, most of these chefs are one-time-only visitors to the area at the helm of their trucks for the festival, but we’ve included a few Coachella Valley brick-and-mortar locations for you to check out on your long and dusty drive. Staying well-fed and hydrated is important! You need to be at your sharpest, mentally, to be able to spot Kristen Stewart going incognito as your bi-curious pixie dream girl.

Want more Top 10 goodness? Check out San Diego, Columbus, OH and Atlanta!

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