Five Days of Food Bowl’s Night Market Begins Tomorrow

Photos by Monique A. LeBleu
Dumplings from Workaholic at Food Bowl’s Night Market at Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles, May 11, 2017.

Starting tomorrow, Grand Park transforms for the 2nd Annual L.A. Times Night Market for Food Bowl, May 16 – 20, 2018, into a “bustling outdoor street-food market in Downtown L.A. featuring over 50 of L.A.’s favorite restaurants and food trucks.”

In themed sections, a variety of foods from restaurants and food trucks throughout Los Angeles will be representing the diverse culinary landscape of Los Angeles. Ever-changing DJ and music entertainment will be terraced throughout Grand Park, beneath festive lights and decor, and there are four entrances to the event on Grand Avenue, Hill Street, Broadway, and Spring Street.

Night Market is a FREE event, but vendors sell food at this festival. The Super Market is $10, which allows access to curated food vendors, additional seating areas, food booths, bars, premium lounges and entertainment.

Here is a list of themed courts and the participating food purveyors participating in this year’s L.A. Times Night Market:

Taco Alley
Taco Taim, Pez Cantina, Todo Verde, Delmy’s Tamales, Escuela Taqueria, TortaTorta.

L.A. Times Food Court
Hanjip, Bling Bling Dumpling, Broad Street Oyster Company, Big Mozz, Fritzi Coop, Lobsterdamus, Asia Dog, Cheezus, Wanderlust Creamery

The Toothpick Lamb with peppers from Mian at the 1st Annual LA Times Night Market for Food Bowl at Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles, May 11, 2017.

Hill Street Food Trucks
Belly Bombz, Phillyfornia, Wing Society, Chef TLC’s Sidewalk Cafe

Lantern Garden
Wednesday – Outstanding in the Field Filipino Feast will set the “long table” for the opening night of FOOD BOWL’s week-long Night Market. Ingredients for the meal will come from gardens and small farms across Los Angeles. In our Grand Park kitchen, we’ll have a trio of chefs from two very small and very popular Filipino eateries – Charles Olalia of Ricebar and Chase and Chad Valencia of Lasa (Tagalog for “taste”). This event is sold-out.

The Chinese Lantern Garden is a lantern installation located on Zone 3 at Grand Park, 145 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA in between Hill Street and Broadway Street.

Photo by Monique A. LeBleu
The Ube Donut at DK’s Donuts at the 1st Annual LA Times Night Market for Food Bowl at Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles, May 11, 2017.

Thursday – Doughnut Town: Blue Star Donuts, DK Donuts, Dreamy Creations, Glazed Donut Bar, Monarch Donuts

Friday – Fried Chicken Friday: South City Fried Chicken, Dante Fried Chicken, Poppy + Rose, Daddy’s Chicken Shack

Sunday – Charity Bake Sale

Lobsterdamus at Food Bowl’s Night Market at Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles, May 11, 2017.

Broadway Food Trucks
Kogi BBQ (Weds, Fri, Sat), Banh Mi in LA (Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun), Carnitas El Momo (Wed, Thurs), Prince of Venice (Fri, Sat, Sun), All 5 Days – Cousins Maine Lobster, Locol, Dang Brother Pizza, Dreamy Creations, 3 Wheel Cafe, Blast Ice Cream

Super Market – $10 Admission
Jitlada (Weds), Mayura (Thurs), Park’s BBQ (Fri), Flossy (Fri, Sat), Momofuku (Sat, Sun), All 5 Days – Burritos La Palma, Earlz Hot Dogs, Bahn Oui, Hip Hot, Secret Lasagna, Fat Dragon, Urban Pie, Side Chick, Johnny Lee’s New Hong Kong-style Meat Project Pearl River, Scott Conant’s Ponte, Shirley Chung’s Dumpling Pop-Up, Ms. Chi Cafe, Workaholic’s Dumpling Stand, Patina Group restaurants, Delmy’s Pupusas, Baohaus, Bludso’s Bar & Que, Pizzanista


DJ Entertainment at the 1st Annual LA Times Night Market for Food Bowl at Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles, May 11, 2017.

Wednesday, May 16
Night Market: DJ’s – DJ Maple Syrup (GratuityLA – NuTropic Sound), DJ Zo (Soho House), Live Music – Ethio Cali, Super Market: DJ’s – Smooth Sailing, Luxxury (Live Remix Set)

Thursday, May 17
Night Market: DJ’s –Tessa Young (Prism DJ’s), Francesca Harding (KPFK), Screening – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Super Market: DJ’s – DJ Phatrick (Motown On Mondays LA), Anthony Valadez (KCRW)

Friday, May 18
Night Market: DJ’s – Scott Dallavo (The Beat/KDAY/Indie 103.1) with Todd Simon (trumpet), DJ Monalisa (Umoja Hi-Fi/Motown On Mondays LA), Live Music – Sea Funk Brass Band, Super Market: KCRW Night – DJ’s Jose Galvan, Marion Hodges, Raul Campos

Saturday, May 19
Night Market: DJ’s – Miles Tackett (Funky Soul), DJ Monalisa (Umoja Hi-Fi/Motown On Mondays LA), K-Sly (Prism DJ’s), Live Music – Very Be Careful, Super Market: DJ’s – DJ Zo (Soho House), Scott Dallavo (The Beat/KDAY/Indie 103.1) with Todd Simon (trumpet), DJ Maple Syrup (GratuityLA – NuTropic Sound)

Sunday, May 20
Night Market: DJ’s – Mara Schwartz Kuge (Soft Rock Sunday), Francesca Harding (KPFK), Live Music – Sadubas, Super Market: DJ’s –woman. – Ana Calderon, Michelle Pesce, Daisy O’Dell

Visitors to Grand Park are encouraged to ride the Metro Red or Purple Lines to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Parking is available in Lot 10 with entrances on Broadway and Hill Street between First and Temple Streets.

The event will go on, RAIN or SHINE!

Grand Park is located in downtown Los Angeles between The Music Center and City Hall.
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The L.A. Times Night Market at Grand Park hours from Wednesday, May, 16 through May 20, 2018,  are:
Wednesday 5-10 p.m.
Thursday 5-10 p.m.
Friday 5-11 p.m.
Saturday 3-11 p.m.
Sunday 3-9 p.m.

About Monique A. LeBleu

Monique A. LeBleu is a writer, photographer, videographer, and shameless foodie and wineaux. A love of film history and a background in film production, post-production, and film theory provide unique insights into her movie reviews. As well, a background in technical theater fuels her passion on all-things theater. As a foodie, living in the ever-growing and diverse culinary landscape that is the City of Los Angeles feeds her never-ending pursuit of the perfect comfort food—the world's best Mac n' Cheese!
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