Angelenos, it’s time to dust off your stretchy pants one last time and be part of the
10th Annual LA Food Fest that will take place on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 from
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the grassy infield of Santa Anita Park!
LA Food Fest was born as the LA Street Food Fest in 2009 founded by Shawna Dawson, Founder + CEO of Angeleno, Inc. (Sauce
Food Fest, Artisanal
LA and Clean Made).
kicked off her very first event in Downtown Los Angeles in February
2010. With a lofty goal to not only to fill a gap in the event scene by
creating something that was the first of its kind,
Dawson created a culinary community and a platform to support
independent small businesses that has traveled from Los Angeles Center
Studios in DTLA, the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Exposition Park,
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseumand to its final
destination Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, cementing the LA Food Fest as L.A.’s premier street food event. LA Food Fest was
also the first event to support their vendors by subsidizing the
participation of nearly every participant, leading many
other events to do the same. And in 2016, Dawson saw an opportunity to
do good and help make this amazing city we call home a little better, so
she decided to make LA Food Fest LA’s first Zero Food Waste event. Says
Dawson, “We couldn’t be more
proud of what we’ve accomplished over the years. The thousands of
restaurants, chefs and caterers we’ve had the pleasure of working with.
The bevy of events we’ve inspired all over the country, and the world.
Not to mention, making the term “Food Fest” a common
The 10th Annual LA Food Fest is a community event thatpromises
not to disappoint bringing 5,000 foodies and 100+ restaurants, carts,
stands, trucks, bars, beer, wine and craft cocktail
makers together including some of the city‘s Top Chefs, Restaurants and International Guest Chefs.
Highlights from this year’s 10th Annual LA Food Fest include:
The Nuevo Gastropub is where the LA Food Fest says
adiós with an international lineup for the books! Guest chefs include the grill guru
Dante Ferrero (Dante Brasa y Fuego, Mexico City) returning for his third year;
Olivier Deboise (Aperi, San Miguel de Allende) with his eclectic approach on sustainable cuisine; the daring gastronomy of
Sergio Meza (Villanos en Bermudas, Mexico City), co-owner of one of
Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, and one of the youngest executive chefs in the world,
Rafael Covarrubias (Hexagon and
7 Enoteca, Ontario, Canada). Joining the team,
Eduardo Morali (Pangea, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) executive chef of one of 2019’s
Best Restaurants in Mexico said
Latin America’s Best 50 Restaurants 2019, and the talented French pastry chef
Emmanuelle Deboise (La Casa Caramel, San Miguel de Allende). All will bring unique dishes created just for the event and an unforgettable culinary
show. The theme for this year’s Nuevo Gastropub is “parrilada”
(translates to BBQ), and will include dishes for every palate, from
Dante’s primal cuts grilled over coals on site, to organic vegan tacos,
ethnic bites (Charbroiled shrimp tostada with
peanut salsa macha, mushrooms and grilled onions duxelle, dill aioli; Grilled Street Corn with black garlic and huitlacoche), experimental appetizers (Charbroiled beet with mascarpone cheese, pistachios and black lemon dust) and refreshing
fusion desserts (Grilled banana sandwich with avocado mousse, fresh goat cheese, and honey). As in previous years, the
Nuevo Gastropub will also feature an extensive Top Shelf Tequila Tasting and Mexican beers like
Border X, Cabotella and CALIDAD.
This year, guests will also get a very special taste of Gordon Ramsay’s UNCHARTED, featuring
an exclusive preview of the upcoming National Geographic series and sample dishes inspired by the show in the
As in past years, the Fest will also help a number of
New Chefs and Restaurants make their debut including Cuizina
(Filipino street food), Quiadaiyn (authentic
vegan mole), The Burristas,
Cevicheria las Olas,
El Chef Taco,
Big Grandma’s Kitchen,
Oak Smoke BBQ,
EK’BALAM Yucatan Cuisine (formerly Delicias Yucatecas),
The Vegan Salvi
and Always Coffee,
alongside neighborhood faves like Maquina Taco,
Eagle Rock Public House,
Barranco Lounge by Chef Walther,
Fishin for Brews,
Low Key Burritos,
Bite Me Gourmasian,
Café de Leche and more.
Ice Cream Social is back with treats from The Donuttery,
You Had Me at Helado,
Down South Treats, Dearly Beloved Confections, Tastee Flavors New Orleans style
shaved ice, Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake,
12 Oaks Desserts and many more.
To keep the party going,
Birds & Bees
and Mister O’s
Rafael Jonathan Barba brings some amazing bar talent to the mix alongside bars from local
Citrus Grove Distillers doing both cocktails and mocktails,
Revel Spirits and
Vodka. Plus, Pez Cantina
For the wine drinkers, local
Riboli Wines return, plus a new
Wine Garden sponsored by Obvious Wines
featuring acoustic tunes from Sylvia Bosco andgames of pétanque from
La Boulisterie Los Angeles.
And for the beer drinkers there’s the Stella Airstream,
Eagle Rock Brewery,
Elysian Brewing IPA,
Hop Valley Brewing
and Michelob Gold Organic, plus
Common Cider and
Hard Kombucha. Plenty of non-alcoholic drinks will be on hand from
VIP Lounge find plenty of shaded seating, an exclusive HotPoint Lightbox Photo Booth,
FrankieLucy Bakeshop and wines from Napa’s
This year’s event also features a grassy new
GA Lounge area. While you’re taking a food coma break, meet friendly Martians and other enthusiastic communicators from
JPL. Hear about the latest news and discoveries about
NASA exploration across our universe and those made by the rovers, the InSight lander, and
NASA orbiters currently at Mars. Take a selfie with various NASA & Apollo backdrops – make a flower crown with
Crown Bloom Co. and grab a bottle of cold
Essentia Water from the refresh station while you’re there!
Live Entertainment, Mariachi, DJ, a performance on the stage by Black Crystal Wolf Kids, face
painting and henna for the (little and big) kids round out the experience.
A complete lineup and event map will be announced closer to the event date. Stay tuned!
A portion of the proceeds from the 10th Annual LA Food Fest will directly benefit Food Forward,
this year’s charity partner. Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the
same. Food Forward is synonymous with food waste reduction in Los Angeles and the LA Food Fest could not ask for a better partner as they head into their third and final year of being LA’s only Zero Food Waste event.
Thank You to Our Friends who help make this event possible: Essentia
Water, National Geographic, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),
Entercom, Baja Brewing, Golden Road, Calidad, Tequila Cocula,
Corazon Azul Spirits, Aguirre Tequila, Tequila Don Nacho, Spindrift,
KeVita, Good Farms, Kumana Foods, 4th & Heart and more.
Ticket Information: The LA Food Fest will take place on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 on the grassy infield at Santa Anita Park.
To ensure all guests enjoy the event to its fullest, the LA Food Fest attendance is capped at just 5,000 all-inclusive (pre-sale only) tickets.
A VIP Power Hour + Early Entry ($99) will be held from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and VIP Check-in will start at 1:30 pm. General Admission ($69) will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and General Admission Check-in starts
pm. This event is for all ages and family friendly. Children age 10 and
under are free with a paying adult. ID is required for a 21+ wristband
and 21+ wristbands are required for all craft beer, cocktail bars, wine
and spirit tastings. For more information
on the 10th Annual LA Food Fest and to reserve tickets today, please visit
Location: Santa Anita Park (Gate 6) – 275 Colorado Place, Arcadia, CA 91007
Transportation and Parking: Guests
are encouraged to utilize car services or alternative transportation
such as Lyft, Uber, Taxi, Rideshare, Metro, etc., since this event does
serve alcoholic beverages.
Guest parking for the LA Food Fest is available onsite via Gate 6 at Santa Anita Park for $5 per car (cash only). Complimentary parking is also available for VIP Guests.
LA Food Fest Pro Tips & FAQS: The LA Food Fest is a festival for foodies and a good strategy for the day is the best Fest companion! To ensure an awesome time, check out the Insider Pro Tips & FAQS.
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