It may not be all the food in the world, but it is a literal one-stop destination to sample and savor food from the most from LA’s most buzzed about eateries and trucks all in one place. Part of the month-long LA Times Food Bowl, the five days and nights long Night Market is one of the festival’s most popular and accessible events. With over 50 vendors each day, attendees can feast on food from Pasadena to Pacific Palisades with a community of friends and food lovers minus the traffic jams.
While admission to the event is free, each day features a curated ticketed sector with a unique theme. This year’s themes included a Fried Chicken Party, Taco Tribute, LA’s Best Burgers, and All-Star BBQ. Wine, beer and selected spirits are also included in the VIP zone along with plush seating spaces and soft serve ice cream from Milk Bar.
“The Night Market has evolved from an event that attracted mostly foodie types to a full-on community event attracting a very diverse crowd” states burger aficionado Lawrence Longo, CEO of Off the Menu and organizer of LA’s Best Burger. And unlike other festivals, these are not merely singular morsels on a paper plate. Unlimited tastes are included in the ticketed area, while ample-sized portions are reasonably priced in the main area.
In addition, there is live music and DJ’s, art installations, demonstrations, a dedicated off-leash dog run and a cozy and shaded lounge where you can order food from a vendor and have it delivered to you while you wait by a Doordash rep. Plus they have free mochi.
Click here for a full calendar of LA Food Bowl Events.