I'm craving champurrado...
- Normal Garciaparra Dec 12, 2007 02:15 AM
It's cold, please post some of the best places to get champurrado...
I think this is about hot chocolates around LA, which is something different than atoles, of which champurrado is just one type. A telling sign of change in Echo Park in the recent few years is the absence of the street vendors. I suppose that it's not the drink of choice for the neo-hippy skinny jean set, but I miss the vendors this time of the year, wrapped up in their warm clothes and ladeling out the drink into styrofoam that I can take and re-heat as needed at home.
I'll take El Gran Burrito's in a pinch, but the best places have always been where the hot drink is served with good tamales (with more cinnamon than raw sugar for my taste). Gallo Giro chains usually have 3 or 4 flavors. Anyone know a good street vendor with great (small) tamales and champurrado? Maybe the place called:
3328 Pasadena Ave
Los Angeles CA, 90031
theres a champurrado lady who serves on the corner of 8th and irolo across the street from R bar...
incidentally there was a taco guy next to her there that had great smelling meat grilling that i didnt get a chance to try cuz he had bailed when i got out of the bar. (i think he was cooking on charcoal grill)
second incidental...watch where you park... perhaps slight gentrification/hipster backlash. two of my friends bmw's got their windows smashed and they went into the engine and pulled hoses...