When news dropped back in January that Brooklyn-based food bazaar Smorgasburg was coming to L.A., we were understandably giddy.

Housed in downtown's outdoor Alameda Produce Market, the market is planned to have a wide array of local and regional vendors offering their goods every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. One of the biggest questions was who would be serving food?

Well, the first round of confirmed vendors just dropped — courtesy of Zach Brooks, the L.A. blogger and podcaster who is working with Smorgasburg as a local headhunter of sorts — and there's a lot of really interesting people and places involved, on a level that few weekly food events in L.A. can match.

The biggest names on the list are popular existing concepts like Guerrilla Tacos and Greenspan Grilled Cheese, as well as chef-driven pop-ups such as Ming Phan's Porridge & Puffs and Ugly Drum Pastrami. Highland Park's Donut Friend will be on hand, along with Sticky Rice of Grand Central Market, Pizzanista!, taco specialist Carnitas El Momo and El Monte's Burritos La Palma, one of our 99 Essential Restaurants. Nicole Rucker, the talented pastry chef behind Cofax and its related restaurants, will debut a concept called Rucker's Pie, while Brooklyn-based vendors Ramen Burger, Big Mozz Sticks and Bombay Sandwich Co. will all be heading westward to sling grub, too.

Check out the full list below and keep in mind that this is just the first round of confirmed vendors; more are expected to join before the market commences in mid-June. According to Brooks, the goal is to have 100 food vendors on opening day. You can follow along on Instagram (@smorgasburgLA) to keep track of future announcements.

Smorgasburg L.A. food vendors:

Art of Tea
Belly & Snout
Big Mozz
Bombay Sandwich Co.
Bub and Grandma's Bread
Burritos La Palma
Carnitas y Birria El Momo
Donut Friend
Elvio’s Chimichurri
Goa Taco
Greenspan's Grilled Cheese
Guerrilla Tacos
Little Branch Foods
Little Spoon Frozen Pudding
Mama Musubi
Monsieur Egg
Porridge & Puffs
Primera Taza
Ramen Burger
Rucker's Pie
Smoke Loaf & Saucer
Stand Coffee
Sticky Rice
Three Jerks Jerky
Todo Verde
Ugly Drum Pastrami
Venice Cold Brew
We Have Noodles

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