Vendors Announced for 2012 L.A. Street Food Fest

L.A. Street Food Fest
L.A. Street Food Fest
Elina Shatkin

One of the year's biggest food festivals has gotten even larger this year. The L.A. Street Food Fest, which takes place on July 21 inside the Rose Bowl, just announced that it has upped its vendor count to a staggering 100 participants, far exceeding last year's tally.

The cast includes many of L.A.'s most popular trucks, including Kogi, Frysmith, Border Grill and Mariscos Jalisco, plus recent arrivals Gravy Train Poutinerie and Fuji Foods. A genre-spanning collection of restaurants -- including Antojitos Carmen, Mexicali Tacos, Lazy Ox, BLD and Short Order -- will be serving up both new creations and classic specialties. The ever-popular "Baja Boys" (unofficial nickname) will travel north from Tijuana to show off their skills. Last year the ensemble of Mexican chefs, including Javier Plascencia, ran the table at the awards ceremony; they're looking to repeat this year.

Guests get access to a Singha beer garden, tequila tasting tent, cocktails, an ice cream social and more. Tickets are $45, or $65 for VIP (early admission), which is a ridiculous deal considering how much food ticket-holders have access to (seriously, start fasting now). No tickets are sold at the door, so make sure to get them presale via the L.A. Street Food Fest website. Turn the page for a complete list of vendors:


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: L.A. 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


Antojitos Mi Abuelita: Green Mole + Black Mole

Mariscos Jalisco: Tacos Dorado de Camaron

Mariscos Los Lechugas: Menu TBA


Antojitos Carmen: Menu TBA

Antojitos Sofy: 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

Sabor da Bahia: Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew with rice)

Seoul Sausage Company: Flaming Fried Balls

World Empanadas: Cricket, Bacon and Potato Empanada + Chicken Empanadas


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


Chef Neal Fraser | Grace + Vibiana + BLD


Chef Ricardo Zarate - Mo-Chica/Picca

Chef Bryant Ng - Spice Table

Chefs Steve Samson & Zach Pollack - Sotto


Ori Menashe | Bestia (First Taste Preview)


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 (U.S. debut): Black Harder + Kracken


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


Single Origin



Singha Beer

Hendricks Gin featuring Erik Lund

Greenbar Collective | Tru Organic Vodka, Crusoe Organic Rum, Fruitlab Organic Liqueur

GookSunDang Korean Rice Wine


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


Cépage Wines

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