Upcoming: LA Street Food Fest this Saturday

It’s time for the 3rd Annual LA Street Food Fest Summer Tasting! There are two sessions to choose from so the waits won’t be too long.

3pm – 4:30pm: VIP HOUR+ (Early Admission | All Ages | Just 1500 Tickets!)

5pm – 9pm: GENERAL ADMISSION (All Ages | Just 5000 Tickets!)

The event is back at the Rose Bowl again “with vendors staged around the perimeter and plenty of room for picnics and play on the field of the Rose Bowl.” More than 65 street food vendors will be on hand including taco trucks, food trucks, guest vendors from Baja and gourmet chefs.

Vendors include Border Grill, Gravy Train Poutinerie, Frysmith, Kogi and The Grilled Cheese Truck. Restaurants representing include Lazy Ox Canteen, Playa and Sushi Roku.  Javier Plascencia of the renowned Mision 19 in Tijuana will be presenting a pork tamale. There will be tequila tasting, Singha Beer, and Hendricks Gin featuring Erik Lund as well as the popular Ice Cream Social with Longboards, CoolHaus and Mother Moo. Tunes by DJ Bianca, Jack FM.

PAY ONCE — ONE ALL INCLUSIVE $45 TICKET INCLUDES EVERYTHING!

$65 VIP HOUR+ All of the above plus preferred parking, Street Food Fest shwag and early admission ensuring NO LINES!

See all vendors after the jump!

Children age 7 and under free with a paying adult.

21+ wristband required for Beer Gardens, Tequila Tent and Cocktail Bars

Due to health regulations, only service dogs are allowed.

“GOURMET” TRUCKS
Border Grill:  Mini Green Corn Tamal Cone 
Cambalaches Gourmet: Menu TBA
El Pan-Americano: Pernil Sandwich
Fox Pizza Bus: Farmers Market Salad + Wood Burning Pork Crostini
Frysmith: Menu TBA
Fuji Foods (Debuts at the Fest!):  Rice ‘n Roll Onigiri 
Gravy Train Poutinerie: Traditional Poutine + Deep Fried Cheese Curds
Hansik Truck: LA Galbi 
Kogi BBQ: Black Jack Quesadilla, Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadilla
La Dolce Vita: Gourmet PB&J
Nonna’s Kitchenette (As seen on Food Network’s Great Truck Race):  Maple Glazed French Toast Crostini
The Grilled Cheese Truck: Cheesy Mac & Rib
The Mighty Boba Truck:  Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken + Boba Milk Tea
The Peking Duck Truck: Peking Duck Sliders
Vintage Kitchen: Patatas Bravas 
Waffles de Liege: Original Liege Waffle
Wake N Bake Wagon: Pulled Pork Slider
WTF Pizza: Five Cheese Pizza
Yalla Truck: Pita Sandwiches
LOCAL LONCHEROS 
Antojitos mi Abuelita: Green Mole + Black Mole
Mariscos Jalisco: Tacos Dorado de Camaron
Mariscos Los Lechugas: Menu TBA
 
STREET CARTS & STANDS
Antojitos Carmen: Menu TBA
Antojitos Sofy | Sponsored by Street Gourmet LA (As seen on Bizarre Foods): Corundas (Mexican mini tamales)
bling bling dumpling:  Cheeseburger Dumplings + Ginger Pork Dumplings
Jaliscos Mobile Taco Grill:  Tacos de Asada + Al Pastor + Pollo
Mexicali Taco & Co.: Cachetada  (The classic tostada reinvented)
Sabor da Bahia: Moqueca Taste (Brazilian fish stew with rice)
Seoul Sausage Company (As seen on Food Network’s Great Truck Race):  Flaming Fried Balls    
World Empanadas:  Cricket, Bacon and Potato Empanada (VIP Hour+) + Chicken Empanadas  
 
RESTAURANTS & CHEFS
Ayara Thai: Spicy Grilled Thai Clams with Lime Sauce
Dog Haus: Sliders + Scott Baioli Dog
Fat Spoon: Seasonal Vegetable Curry
HAUS: Spicy Chicken Dukboki + “Papa Chokbal” (Marinated trotter with green onions and fermented bean paste) 
Haven Gastropub:  Cola-glazed Berkshire Pork +  Pig Ears
Isla Cocina Pilipina: Menu TBA
Kings Row Gastropub: Curried Al Pastor Pork Belly with Fresh Naan 
La Flor de Yucatan: Cochinita Pibil Tacos
La Monarca Bakery:  Guava & Cheese Puff Pastry Taquitos + Poblano Chicken Mole  
Lazy Ox Canteen | Chef Perfecto Rocher: Paella
Moo Dae Po II: LA Galbi 
Playa | Chef John Sedlar: Cielo Verde Cornet 
Short Order | Chef Christian Page: Pretzel Pups
Simpang Asia:  Nasi Bungkus (Indonesian curry combination rice wrap) 
Starry Kitchen: Menu TBA
Sushi Roku: Menu TBA
Tiara Café:  Slow Smoked Balls of Lust (Ham brined pork belly encased in roasted poblano)  
The Park’s Finest: Menu TBA
Yxta Cocina Mexicana and Mercado:  Shrimp Taquitos + Rajas Tamales 
 
CART FOR A CAUSE
Chef Neal Fraser | Grace + Vibiana + BLD
 
Los Angeles FOOD & WINE BOOTHS
Chef Ricardo Zarate | Mo-chica + Picca (Food & Wine Best New Chef 2011)
Chef Bryant Ng | Spice Table (Food & Wine Best New Chef 2012)
Chefs Steve Samson & Zach Pollack | Sotto  (Los Angeles Magazine’s #1 Best New Restaurant) (VIP Hour+)
 
TEST KITCHEN BOOTH
Ori Menashe | Bestia (Preview at the Fest!)
 
BAJA RESTAURANTS + CHEFS
Aqui es Texcoco: Menu TBA
Benito Molina | Manzanilla Restaurant: Menu TBA
Javier Plascencia | Mision 19:  Tamal de Barbacoa (Pork shoulder, fig leaf, pickled veggies, coleslaw, heirloom beans) 
Mariscos el Mazateño:  Taco de Camaron Enchilado
Mariscos “La Guerrerense”:  Sea Snail Tostada + Tostada Campechana
TACOS KOKOPELLI (US debut at the Fest!):  Black Harder + Kracken
 
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Beachy Cream:  Ice Cream Sandwiches 
CoolHaus: Menu TBA
Dragons Whisker Candy: Chinese Honey Candy
Ice Ice Shavie: Menu TBA
IOTA: Pat Bing Soo + Fruit Chips + Ice Coffee + Milk Tea
Longboards Ice Cream:  The Big O + The Barfight
Market on Holly: Wonder Bar + Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats 
Mother Moo Creamery:  Salty Chocolate + Cinnamon Ice Cream  
Secret Squirrel Cold Brew: Menu TBA
Sinners & Saints Desserts:  Salted Caramel + Honey Granache Tart
Short Cake: Brunettes + Snickerdoodles + Nancy’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie
Sweet Lucie’s:  Organic Strawberry Mint Lemonade + Cookies & Cream Ice Cream 
Sweet Wheels: Beignets + GF Churros with Caramel Dipping Sauce
The Churro Borough of Los Angeles: Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches
 
COFFEE
Single Origin
illy
 
WATERING HOLES 
Singha Beer
Hendricks Gin featuring Erik Lund
Greenbar Collective | Tru Organic Vodka, Crusoe Organic Rum, Fruitlab Organic Liqueur
GOOKSUNDANG Korean Rice Wine
 
TEQUILA TASTING
Ixå Organic Tequila
Tequila Angel Bendito
Tequila Sin Rival
Tequila Cocula
Tequila El Llano
Apocalypto Tequila
Iconic Tequila
55 Anejo
55 Blanco
Rock n’ Roll Tequila
Mezcal Los Javis
 
WINE TASTING
Cépage Wines
 
COOL DRINKS
Water sponsored by Scion
Honest Tea
Coba Aquas Fresca
O.N.E. Coconut Water
Cascal
 
SIDE DISHES
Bellacures
Flavour Gallery
Food is the New Rock
Oh! Snap Photo Booth
Cube Marketplace
KIND Snacks
93.1 Jack FM
A Distant Land – A Traveler’s Bookstore & Outfitters
Flowers by Muir Ranch at Pasadena’s Muir High School 

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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