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Street food in LA - Any recommendations?

gado_gado May 3, 2008 09:44 AM

I want to start looking for the best Taco Trucks, late night Hot Dog carts, nomadic Farmer's Markets vendors, Fairground food etc... I saw information spread out through some boards, but thought it would be nice to have it all condensed, and updated, in just one (i couldn't find it).

Any recommendations? I am willing to drive anywhere :)

  1. katkoupai May 4, 2008 09:15 AM

    I noticed some hot dog vendors duing the day in Highland Park, on Figueroa St., a couple of weeks ago. One of them was grilling bacon wrapped hot dogs and grilling peppers and onions. I didn't try anything, but it all looked and smelled very good. This was on Figueroa, within a few blocks of Avenue 50.

    1. Frommtron May 3, 2008 01:43 PM

      A few years back I dragged some friends out to Olympic Blvd. for a taco truck crawl. That was pretty nice. We went east of the 710 on Olympic on the advice of the Bandini of the Great Taco Hunt blog. There's a stretch of taco trucks for a few miles (or what seemed like it).

      Our favorite was a truck that served a Taco Arabe because it was truly different. Pork al Pastor with a very smokey salsa wrapped in a cross between pita and a tortilla. He had a vertical spit back then.

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        Jerome May 3, 2008 01:34 PM

        is the truck at echo park ave just south of sunset still there at night?
        I thought it was pretty good.

        also there's the guy who makes the dragon beard candy in the parking lot of one of the 99 ranch markets but i haven't seen him for a while. ANyone?

        As well, there's a guy who presses fresh sugar cane juice outside the cuban market at Burbank and Tujunga. Is he still there?

        1. katkoupai May 3, 2008 10:16 AM

          My friend took me to La Golondrina, a taco truck parked on Huntington Dr. in El Sereno (Los Angeles). I had a delicious carne asada tostada there and a tall bottle of Coke (made in Mexico) for about $4. It was so delicious that I wanted more.

          La Golondrina
          Huntington Dr.
          East of Eastern Ave
          Los Angeles (El Sereno)

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            sel May 3, 2008 09:52 AM

            I like Whittier Blvd. in E.L.A. in the main commercial area where the big sign is over the street. Especially the hot dog vendors! Park and scope out which look best on that particular day.

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