SF Street Food Festival 2011!

I was sitting at work on Thursday when a chat window popped up on my screen. My sister asked, “Do you want to come with me to La Cocina‘s Street Food Festival preview dinner?” Uhh, did she just ask me if I’m a sucker?? Of course I want to come! Doesn’t she know my middle name is “StreetFood”?? (Ok fine, it’s really not, but how cool would that be?)

The preview dinner, sponsored by Whole Foods and held at the bistro of their Potrero hill location, got me even more excited about the festival. And because I’m all about sharing, here’s a preview of some of the many goodies you’ll get to eat at this year’s festival.

Hummus is always a good appetizer/snack, no? Especially when one of them is flavored with harissa. If you agree with the last statement, look for ♥ & Hummus next weekend!

The Scots may have been brilliant to invent Scotch eggs, but it’s the Nigerian street food vendors who took it to a whole new level by adding spices and ginger to the sausage layer. Get thyself to the booth of Chiefo’s Kitchen posthaste!

One of our all-time favorite La Cocina/Street Food vendors busting out her trifecta of Malaysian goodies: star anise curry (spicy!), rice cooked in coconut jam, and asparagus with spicy peanut sauce. Oh my! You must must visit Azalina’s booth on Saturday.

I have to admit that I’m generally not a big fan of cupcakes… until now. These tres leches cupcakes are light, fluffy, and not too sweet – the exact opposite of many cupcakes I’ve had. They can be yours at La Luna Cupcakes‘s booth next weekend.

So what are you waiting for? Go buy a passport, plan your eating agenda, iron your stretchy pants, and I’ll see you next weekend!

Full disclosure: My sister has been doing the graphic design work for La Cocina’s Street Food Festival for the last three years, so I got to tag along to this preview dinner. I originally wasn’t planning to blog about this but being a huge fan of La Cocina and everything they do, I want to whet your appetite and help make sure as many people came out to the festival as possible. So consider this more like a public service announcement. ;)


  1. Anna Merzlyak said:
    14 August 2011 at 9:33 am

    Hey Angi, facebook finally led me here, bc I love street food too! =) you wrote so well about it maybe we’ll see you there? and also of course we need to plan a lunch =) great blog in general btw, I read your intro story and about to go exploring further =))

    • angi said:
      26 August 2011 at 10:28 am

      Anna!! I didn’t run into you guys at the festival – did you have fun? I ate too much and had to go home after and take a nap. ;)

  2. amy kim said:
    14 August 2011 at 10:36 am

    So jealous! Those eggs sound uh-mazing.

    Btw…I LOVE your sister’s work!

    • angi said:
      26 August 2011 at 10:27 am

      They are uh-mazing – you need to come back to visit during street food festival time, Amy! ;)

  3. Danielle said:
    15 August 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I’ve tried those Nigerian Scotch eggs at last year’s Eat Real Fest – they were gooooooooood! Thank you for this PSA, will try to make it this weekend. On a side note, I didn’t realize your sister had such a cool job!

    • angi said:
      26 August 2011 at 10:26 am

      Didn’t see you at the festival but hope you guys had fun! And I also tell my sis how awesome of a job she has on a frequent basis. ;)

  4. Liren said:
    16 August 2011 at 1:21 am

    I’m going to have to start calling you Streetfood :) Those eggs are driving me crazy!

    • angi said:
      26 August 2011 at 10:26 am

      Haha Liren, you can call me that – permission granted! :)

  5. Jun Belen said:
    16 August 2011 at 9:13 am

    What a delicious feast! Hope to see you there this weekend!! And by the way, kudos to your sister for those designs. Gorgeous!

    • angi said:
      26 August 2011 at 10:25 am

      Aww, we missed you this weekend, Jun! But I think it would have been even crazier if we had bumped into you — so many people. Hope you had a great time!

  6. Jackie said:
    28 August 2011 at 6:57 am

    You have no idea how jealous I am that you go to go to this. That you got to have fun at the Street Food Festival. That you live in San Fran & I don’t. Sigh.

    I’ll just have to keep living vicariously through you, my darling…

    Jax x

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