Street food in LA - Any recommendations?
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 :)
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.
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.
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?
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.
East of Eastern Ave
Los Angeles (El Sereno)