Six Things to Know About Saturday’s Sixth Annual L.A. Street Food Fest


It’s back. The celebration of gluttony known as the L.A. Street Food Festival is back for the sixth time, touching down at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Saturday, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Here’s what to know before you get on the 210 or hoof to the Gold Line.

PRICE: First things, first. All you can eat, all you can drink tickets are going for $60, which includes parking. If you’re fancy, VIP tickets can be purchased for $90, and include early admission, special parking, special entrance, and a fancy person lounge.

VENDORS: Over 100 food truck vendors will be on hand. Famous names include Bling Bling Dumpling, Middle Feast, and Mariscos El Mazateno. Brick and mortar favorites like Faith & Flower and Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese will also be doling out street-inspired eats.

COOLING DOWN: The popular ice cream social returns, with treats from Sno Creamery, McConnell’s, and Peddler’s Creamery. Salt & Straw will offer an exclusive flavor called “Papi’s Salted Nuts,” which was created in partnership with Roy Choi and combines salty Chinese boiled peanut ice cream with a Southeast Asian marshmallow fluff.

ARTISANAL OPTIONS: This year offers an exclusive area for organic eats, with food from Indie Jams and Sriracha Macha there for the eating.

BOOZE: There will be no shortage of craft beer, featuring brews from Angel City Brewery, Golden Road Brewery, Singha, and Stella Artois, as well as a Tequila Tasting Tent.

COMPETITION: The best street food will be crowned, with famous foodies judging like Birch & Bone’s Amelia Posada, L.A. Times’ Jonathan Gold, and Los Angeles magazine contributor Leslie Balla.

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