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Written By: Rebecca Grazier Food Festivals LA
Foodies know that food-based events and festivals are some of the best ways to try new eats and indulge in your deepest, darkest cravings. Los Angeles has a variety of different tastes stemming from multicultural backgrounds that come together to create delicious food that is sure to have your taste buds begging for more. The following foodie events are here to fill your calendar with all things great grub.
When: March 2-3
The Japanese Food Festival will showcase more than 50 exhibitors featuring delicious samples and goodies. Attendees will get the chance to partake in sake and beer tasting, enjoy colorful cultural performances, check out the travel exhibit to get inspired for your next vacay and witness a Maguro filleting performance by a pro sushi chef.
Native Knowledge: Tickets sell out fast—it’s the reason why they went on a hiatus in 2017 and moved to a bigger venue—so buy ASAP!
Intercontinental Hotel Downtown
900 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
When: Jan. 12-26
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, dineLA is return to LA to wow attendees. The city’s best restaurants will offer prix-fixe lunches and dinners at discounted prices for diners. The event is a city-wide, 15-day dining event with over 400 restaurants offering exclusive menus. “The focus of Winter dineL.A. aims to reflect upon the remarkable growth and accomplishments of Los Angeles’s dining scene over the past 10 years,” says dineL.A. Director Stacy Sun. “During our 2017 program, we saw a record number of new restaurants participate and learned that three out of four diners tried a restaurant that was new to them. We’re seeing locals and visitors embrace the city’s geography, year-round seasonal ingredients, and multiculturalism—all of which contribute to LA becoming the country’s most exciting food city in 2018.”
When: Every Sunday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
If you haven’t heard about it already, you’re missing out. Smorgasburg features more than 100 vendors lined up across five acres, serving bites and plates from favorites such as Asia Bowls, Wanderlust Creamery, Shrimp Daddy and Cheezus, just to name a few.
Native Knowledge: Parking is free for the first two hours.
746 Market Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90021
When: Jan. 27
Winos unite! You’re going to love Uncorked. Back for its third year, the wine fest is being hosted at Union Station. Guests will enjoy over 200 wines from across the world, live music, take photos in a custom photo booth and more! Enjoy delicious food from gourmet food trucks like Pink Taco, Roll’n Lobster, Prince of Venice and Baby Bad Ass Burgers.
800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: May 20
Feel like listening to live music from awesome artists while sipping on a brew and Pinot Noir? Look no further than the South Bay Beer and Wine Festival, where more than 80 exhibitors from the SoCal region will be in attendance. All proceeds from the event will fund the community outreach programs of Rotary Clubs within the South Bay and Harbor Cities of L.A.
25851 Hawthorne Blvd (Between Palos Verdes Drive N and Rolling Hills Rd)
Rolling Hills Estates, Ca 90274
When: March of 2019
Those who love a good cheat day, enjoy the drool-worthy foods at Treat Yourself LA! This year, the theme of their festival is “Indulgence,” and attendees are encouraged to go all out and munch on favorites from Sprinkles, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, The Pie Hole, Ridges Churro Bar—Fruity Pebbles and Strawberry Shortcake, anyone?—and many more.
The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405
6 of the Best Foodie Events and Festivals in Los Angeles