Submissions: Show Us What Los Angeles Street Food Means to You
Last week we asked Angelenos to send us their tastiest street food shots. Delectable photos were dispatched from across the Southland, from East Los Angeles taco stands to Wilshire Boulevard's pop-up "food court" to an art walk in Santa Ana. Our mouths watered as we viewed the images of vendors serving up the sidewalk delicacies like fluorescent-colored shave ice and those infamous bacon-wrapped "danger dogs" (so many danger dogs—you people are obsessed!).
Now it's time for you to vote for the best street food photo of them all. The winner will receive two VIP tickets to the LA Street Food Fest's Summer Tasting event coming up on Saturday, July 16. Voting will be open through noon on Friday, July 8. Pick a favorite and cast a vote. Thanks to all who submitted!
UPDATE: Congrats to Wilfredo Merced! His photo entitled Best Hot Dogs are the Dirty Street Ones received the most votes. He's headed to the LA Street Food Fest!
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Lunch Time—LA Style by Denise Cotellesse
Mid-Wilshire, Museum Row, and now Food Truck Ave.
Food Trucks Make Me This Happy by Mallory Carra
I got Italian ice from the Tango Mango truck at the Los Feliz Din Din A Go Go, Mondays at OMGC Parish on Vermont Avenue.
Street Dog by Linda Ruiz
Downtown Los Angeles in the Alley.
Calbi Served on a Bed of Agave by Ruchika Mandhyan
Calbi on Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.
Culture: The Sixth Taste by Tim Wong
Dogzilla's Japanese-inspired hot dog, dubbed Dogzilla. Drunkenly enjoyed inside of The Bruery's brewery in Placentia, CA.
Blue Moon Mulita & Short Rib Tacos at the Streetlamp Sculpture by Eliza Mills
Kogi BBQ's Blue Moon Mulita and a short rib taco eaten at LACMA's streetlamp sculpture.
Best Hot Dogs Are the Dirty Street Ones by Wilfredo Merced
I find it funny that some of the best recipes come from poor man food or street food but when replicated in fine dining restaurants they taste like crap. For some reason they just don't taste as good as they would on the street or offer the same experience. Good food, cheap price, and always a great story to share.
Honk If You Like BIG Flavors and SMALL Carbon Footprint! by Elizabeth Lee
Gastrobus at Street Food Fest 2010, Rose Bowl, Pasadena.
Danger Bacon by Donald Frith
Bacon danger dogs outside Little Joy.
Rainbows Are Love by Xenia Galaviz
This is the rainbow shave ice from the Tropical Shave Ice truck—it is super delicious, light, refreshing, and satisfying. It hits the spot! This was taken during Santa Ana Art Walk in Santa Ana, CA.
Sketching at the Scene by Shiho Nakaza and Anibal Ortiz
I make pen sketches of scenes around Los Angeles, and the recent phenomenon of gourmet food trucks caught my interest. Food trucks bring people together and adds to a lively atmosphere—while the food recipes are new, outdoor gathering around street food is an old, familiar L.A. event that I like to capture.
In this photo, I was sketching Nom Nom truck at the opening night of Santa Monica Gourmet Food Truck Lot. Also at the scene was Patricia Nazario, the director of food truck documentary Masa Revolution.
Photo by Anibal Ortiz/Masa Revolution
La Isla Bonita by Andrew Kahn
Ceviche tostadas and shrimp tacos from the one and only possibly Madonna-inspired, La Isla Bonita food truck... which can normally be found on 4th and Rose in Santa Monica.