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Feast at LA Food Fest's Flavorful Farewell

The decade-old, super-delish event's swan song'll be full of snacky gems and stellar sips.



    Feast at LA Food Fest's Flavorful Farewell
    Brian Feinzimer
    Sup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Saturday, June 29 as the popular food-tacular concludes its decade-big run.

    What to Know

    • Saturday, June 29

    • Santa Anita Park

    • $69 general admission

    Every ice cream cone has its creamy final bite — typically the very bottom, where the melty goo has settled — and every bowl of nachos has its last crispy chip.

    And sometimes? A food festival that has proven to be as popular as an overloaded baked potato has to come to its cuisine-cool, it's-been-fun final day.

    And that day for the decade-old LA Food Fest? It's Saturday, June 29 at Santa Anita Park.

    For those fans who've followed the festival over the years, and eaten about a million, give or take, tacos and ice cream sandwiches at picturesque locations around town, news of the festival's final hurrah brings a bit of heartache.

    But rising costs, and a few other factors, mean that the mavens behind this meal-tastic production will be closing the curtains after this year before they move on to dream up other dining-delightful extravaganzas.

    As with LA Food Fests in bygone days, a whole slew of sup-worthy food trucks, dessert specialists, and purveyors of all manners of marvelously made vittles will be at the 2019 party, giving out spoonfuls and bowlfuls and luscious bites of beautiful-to-look-at, nice-to-nosh eats.

    Mango and coconut ceviche from Barranco Lounge, Japanese chicken curry from Luck Dish Curry, and pupusas from Big Grandma's Kitchen are just a few of the luscious must-tries on the line-up.

    Vegan smoothies, craft brews, kombuchas, and teas will offer libation refreshment to those sauntering about in the summertime sunshine.

    And will there be a Nuevo Gastropub, as well as a Tequila Tasting, too? They're well-attended events within the larger to-do, so count on their returns.

    The Ice Cream Social is also a cherry-topped, fudge-laden hallmark, if you're all about superior scoops.

    A general admission entry is $69. You can swan in at 3 o'clock with such a ticket, and snack around right through to 7 in the evening.

    Happy trails, dear LA Food Fest. Hope to see your trend-smart team, down the road, at another eats-oriented affair or two.

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