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LA Street Food FestRose Bowl Stadium (1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103) Map it $55
The trailblazing LA Street Food Fest, now in its fifth year, is one of the city’s most beloved food events due to both its affordable price and its sheer vastness: food trucks, street carts, a tequila tasting tent, wine tastings, an ice cream social, loncheras, top restaurants, an iced coffee lounge, and top chefs are all part of this hotly anticipated event. Who can resist the allure of all you can drink and all you can eat from over 100 food vendors, five bars, and several other beverage stations, not to mention free parking? You’ll get to try curated cocktails from some of LA’s best bars, including the Church Key and 1886. Among the participating food vendors: Aloha Plate (winners of of last year's Food Network Great Food Truck Race), the Grilled Cheese Truck, Home State, Sticky Rice, Cliff’s Edge, Corazon y Miel, Badmaash, Dog Haus, Fritzi Dog, Gracias Madre, Jitlada, Loteria Grill, Starry Kitchen, Cafecito Organico, Starry Kitchen, Currywurst, The Ceviche Project, and many dozens more. Only 5000 tickets are sold so the festival doesn’t get too swamped. Tickets are only sold online, and this festival always sells out, so buy your tickets early.