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The 2023 ACL Eats menu is here, and there are a lot of firsts

This year’s festival will serve general admission cocktails for the first time, host 50 food vendors, 26 market vendors, and create an ACL Sweets area.

Someone holding an ice cream sandwich in front of the ACL Eats sign.

Skull & Cakebones is a longtime ACL staple.

Photo by Gaby Deimeke for ACL Festival

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ACL Music Festival is barreling around the corner — Friday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 8 + Friday, Oct. 13-Sunday, Oct. 15 — and we’re already dreaming about the eateries on the 2023 ACL Eats list.

This year’s event has a lot of changes in store.

For the first time in ACL history, cocktails will be available for purchase at general admission bars throughout the park, including the Barton Beach Club Tiki Bar, which will also serve poke bowls from Poke-Poke. Nonalcoholic bar Bar None will also make an appearance.

Another festival first is ACL Sweets, an area dedicated to fulfilling your sweet tooth, including a cotton candy vending machine, plenty of ice creams and popsicles to choose from, and a pancake food truck.

With 50+ food vendors signed on — compared to 39 last year — ACL takes its food scene seriously. Plus, with 25+ market vendors on board, this year’s festival is a veritable shopping destination.

Warning: reading this list might make you hungry. Newcomers are marked with 🔥.

A group of women clinking JuiceLand glasses together.

JuiceLand founder Matt Shook says he attends every single ACL Festival.

Photo by Gaby Deimeke for ACL Fest 2021

ACL Eats:

  • Austin’s Pizza
  • Blenders & Bowls
  • Brotherton’s Barbecue 🔥
  • Burro Grilled Cheese
  • Chi’lantro
  • Come & Take It Fresh Squeezed
  • Cuantos Tacos 🔥
  • East Side King
  • Flyrite Chicken
  • Four Brothers Venezuelan Kitchen
  • Happy Chicks
  • Hawk’s Hot Chicken 🔥
  • Homie Fries
  • Huckleberry 🔥
  • JuiceLand
  • Kababeque
  • Koko’s Bavarian
  • Lambas Indian Kitchen
  • Lonesome Dove
  • Mama Fried
  • Micklethwait Barbecue
  • Mmmpanadas
  • Nacho Dady & Tenders
  • Nervous Charlie’s
  • Pelons Tex Mex
  • RedFin Seafood Kitchen 🔥
  • Salt & Time 🔥
  • Shake Shack
  • Shawarma Point
  • Show Me Pizza 🔥
  • Skull & Cakebones
  • Southside Flying Pizza
  • Steamies Dumplings 🔥
  • Taco Bronco
  • The Cavalier Party & Tots
  • The Original Black’s BBQ
  • Tiny Pies
  • Underdog 🔥
  • Wholly Cow Burgers
A group of women holding up popsicles from GoodPop

Popsicles will be readily available from GoodPop and Picolé.

Photo by Gaby Deimeke for ACL Fest 2021

ACL Sweets:

  • Amy’s Ice Creams
  • Bananarchy
  • Candy Cloud World 🔥
  • GoodPop
  • Holla Mode 🔥
  • JP’s Pancake Company 🔥
  • Mister Softee 🔥
  • Picole 🔥
  • Sno-Beach
  • Tiff’s Treats
  • Tiny Pies

Can’t get enough ACL content? Check out our guide to every Austin artist performing this year, or compare last year’s eats with our 2022 ACL Eats guide.