A Free Filipino Food Fest—the First of its Kind—Hits L.A. This Weekend

This is your chance to foodie-down on some creative Filipino fare

Everybody’s been saying Filipino food is the trendiest cuisine du jour, but what does that really mean? Head to Saturday’s Eat Play Move festival in Eagle Rock—billed as the first ever specifically “Filipino Angeleno”-themed food fest—to find out as you taste creations whipped up by some of L.A.’s most creative Filipino chefs, bakers, and makers.

There will be all manners of plays on ube, adobo, pandan, and other classic Filipino flavors, whipped up by teams from B Sweet Desert Bar, Johnny Pacific Eats, Donut Princess Los Angeles, Ninong’s Pastries & Cafe, Ensaymada Project, Jae NYC Eats, Spoon & Pork, White Rabbit Filipino Fusion Kitchen, Kitchen 1726, Kindness & Mischief, and others.

In between bites, check out the live performance stage highlighting Filipino musicians and artists (just in time for Filipino American History Month, fittingly enough) and stop by the festival’s Move Space for fitness and exercise activities going on throughout the day.

Entry to the event is free, but will require registration (aka, giving your name and email address to the organizers). You can do this upon arrival, or skip the line by registering online in advance. Once inside, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase food items from vendors. Bringing all these vendors, performers, and fitness folks together is the Filipino American Heritage Movement of Los Angeles, a non-profit focused on economic development historically Filipino communities, which has organized the event and will be receiving a portion of proceeds from vendor sales.

For more details, check out a video preview of the event created by the organizers.

Eat Play Move takes place at Eagle Rock Plaza (2700 Colorado Boulevard) on Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

RELATED: The 16 Essential Filipino Dishes in L.A. You Must Try Immediately