The San Francisco Food Festival is a foodies paradise. It takes up nearly 6 city blocks in the Mission District and attracts entrepreneurs, food vendors, food trucks, restaurateurs, and wannabe foodies *cough*cough ...like myself. The festival is actually a fundraiser for La Cocina which is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping low-income/immigrant food related businesses grow. I personally think the idea for a food festival as a fundraiser is an awesome idea; it brings together food, people, culture, and art all for a great cause.
You can literally find EVERY single type of cuisine: Thai, Korean, Mexican, Vietnamese, El Salvadorian, Japanese, Chinese, American Fusion, Southern, specialty bakeries, patisseries, and some crazy combos the list goes on. Not to mention that the over 80 some vendors selling their yummies were all incredibly organized. The different vendors were strung together by the same banners which brought La Cocina's theme and fundraiser in perfect harmony within the hustle and bustle of San Francisco city life.
So what did I try?!
- Super fresh mint lemonade, the mint cools the back of your throat.
- Mexican grilled corn, flavor explosion on steroids.
- BBQ meal worms which tasted like corn nuts, pretty tasty actually
- Toffee vanilla ice cream with baby meal worms, good creamy ice cream with little crunchy mildly flavored corn nuts.
- Maple Bacon, do have to explain? It tasted AWESOME!
All new and weird flavors of AMAZINGNESS in my mouth!
Everyone should definitely try to attend next year's festival.
Till next post my dearies,
Grilled Mexican Corn on flavor steroids
All vendors woven together with the same banners
BBQ flavored meal worms
The real treat of the day: Toffee Vanilla Ice Cream with Meal Worms
Kris and T are two college students that are both diagnosed with Celiac Disease. The goal of our blog is to provide tips, advice, and information on gluten free dining while on a budget. We will provide resturant reviews, recipes, product reviews, and tips on gluten free eats!
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