We had an awesome time checking out LA Street Food Fest at the Rose Bowl, an all-inclusive food and drink event featuring some of LA’s best food trucks and restaurants!
It was a quick cab ride out to the Rose Bowl, and surprisingly traffic was not too bad. We were dropped off right at the entrance gate, grabbed our alcohol wristbands and walked right in. Once inside, we situated ourselves while sipping on cucumber jalapeno margaritas from Milagro tequila, which hit the spot on this warm later afternoon. The layout of the event had vendors surrounding the outside of the Rose Bowl while the infield and seating was open on the inside of the Rose Bowl. We actually ended up doing most of our eating in line to make the most of our time.
The lines were very reasonable with wait times around 5 minutes for most vendors. We weren’t sure where they got them, but we saw some people carrying cardboard trays to hold all of their food, which was a brilliant idea. There were over 100 tents and food trucks serving up all kinds of cuisines. Some of our favorites were the grilled cheese truck, crispy pig ears, and crab rice balls.
We headed to one end of the vendors called the Taste of Mexico, which featured some amazing tacos and was right next to the Singha beer garden. Mariscos El Mazateno served up a delicious scallop and shrimp taco.
After passing through all of the vendors again, we headed toward the dessert part of the event. One of our favorites was Churro Borough, serving an ice cream sandwich made of churros!
Only 2 and a half hours into our 4 hour session, we were stuffed and ready to check out the Rose Bowl infield. The infield had plenty of space to sprawl out and relax on the grass. A live band provided the entertainment and it seemed like everyone was having a great time.
We stayed to watch the sun set and decided to catch a cab home. All in all we thought the LA Street Food Fest was a good deal with free parking, unlimited food and drinks, and it never felt over-crowded. We definitely recommend going next year if you are a foodie like us!