Los Angeles’s Best Food Festivals:
The top rated Food Festivals in Los Angeles are:
- Taste of Italy – an annual food and wine event
- Smorgasburg – features different local vendors in an open-air food market
- Taste of the Eastside – features food classics and stat-ups
- Proud Bird Food Bazaar – an iconic restaurant with a strong relationship with the local community
- The Taste of Soul – a one-day free street festival
Taste of Italy
Taste of Italy is an annual food and wine event. It is a premier Italian event that partners with 75 business. They have fully customizable activations available. Furthermore, they offer unique selections for guests. It is an avenue for new products to be introduced to the public. They also have different booths that feature Italian fare. Additionally, it invites more than 2,500 upscale consumers. The projected ROI shows 107 press hits and a coverage of 137 media outlets. This ensures a high return on the original investment. Client entertainment is unparalleled.
Address: 424 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
”Absolutely wonderful. Great service. So worth coming to!! The cioppino is amazing–more than enough for 2. The oysters were fresh and delicious. The horseradish is hot and flavorful. Kids had prawns and scallops and fettuccine with bay scallops. Tons of food and lovely!! Service was attentive and but not overbearing.” – Isabella Riya
Smorgasburg features different local vendors in an open-air food market. It is the largest food market. In addition, it attracts more than 50,000 people during the weekend. They are open for private events and partnerships. Food stalls include different food options such as meats and vegetarian dishes. Different food such as sticky rice, fries, an barbeque fill the stalls. There is also a coffee stand and smores. One could also tour around different countries foods with their featured local vendors. Aside from food, local goods are available. It includes soaps and shirts.
Address: 777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
”While everything here is a little on the pricey side, and the lines are pretty long at each place, the food is excellent. Smorgasburg is unique, with its diverse array of food trucks and stands, where each place specializes in just a few menu items. This is truly a fun place to come and bring your family and friends to enjoy a wide variety of cuisines under the LA sun!” – Beatrice Stewart
Taste of the Eastside
Taste of the Eastside features food classics and stat-ups. It is a reference point for different culinary ventures. Furthermore, it attracts over 1000 people. The food festival started in 2011 and continued to create great memories. The neighborhood eateries makes the area proud of them. It is organized by volunteers. The funds gathered are donated to local non-profit organizations. Moreover, more than two dozens of restaurant joins the festival. They showcase different signature dishes. It allows them to show their unique menu and invite them to their respective restaurants.
Address: 2414 Lake View Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
”Such a fun event! Great food and plenty of it, relaxed atmosphere. My husband and I, kids, and my parents all had a wonderful time. Will definitely be going again this year!” – Tira F.
Proud Bird Food Bazaar
Proud Bird Food Bazaar is an iconic restaurant with a strong relationship with the local community. It is named as LA’s hottest food hall. They have renovated the place to create an events center. It also has aviation exhibits. In addition, six culinary kitchens fill the area. It serves Italian, Asian, and American cuisines. The place also features the famous Bludso’s barbeque. The view features the panoramic views of LAX. Communal tables and lounge setting provides a space for gatherings. They also have the latest audio visual technology for entertainment.
Address: 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
”We recently held my mom’s 61st birthday here. The restaurant looks incredible since it was updated. The service was great as well. They have an outside patio area where the event was hosted, with easy access to the front entrance. Everyone enjoyed themselves greatly… I would definitely recommend hosting an event here.” – K. Willingham
The Taste of Soul
The Taste of Soul is a one-day free street festival. It started in 2005 and was founded by the CEO of Bakewell Media. Moreover, it is the largest street event in Los Angeles. It is held annually featuring soulful foods. Local and international cuisine composes the food menu. Favorite quick eats featuring the local community also take part of the menu. There is also five performance stages. This showcases different bands and award-winning singers. Singing competitions also take place during this event. It presents a cultural experienced fused with high-end entertainment.
Address: 3800 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
”IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL TO SEE ALL MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS IN ONE POOL PLACE, ALL OF US GETTING ALONG AS GOD INTENDED!!!! I DO HAVE PLANS TO RETURN” – Maurice Jones
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.