Taste of the Eastside 2016
Taste of the Eastside 2016 was a fun, intimate, lively event that took place at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. Featuring restaurants and businesses from neighborhoods such as Atwater Village, DTLA, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and more, Taste of the Eastside had a good variety of food, including a number of vegan and vegetarian options.
Some of my favorite bites were Ozu East Kitchen’s fried tofu, Okipoki’s tuna poke, and RBTA’s grilled shrimp.
RBTA's grilled black tiger shrimp, yuzu butter, pickled breakfast radishes (in the jars behind too). Photo by my younger daughter. @eatrbta @stickyricegcm @senor_chicken #blacktigershrimp #tigershrimp #shrimp #rbta #theoffalo — From Taste of the Eastside. @tasteoftheeastside #larivercenter #tasteoftheeastside #tote2016 #losangeles
Other highlights included Madcapra’s falafel, My Vegan Gold’s “pork” with sticky rice, surprisingly, and for dessert, Pazzo Gelato’s frozen treats!
The event, which is in its sixth year, seem to run quite smoothly. While the venue was crowded, the lines for individual booths were relatively short and quick. Areas were defined for families to “picnic” and for kids to do activities. It’s great that this was an all-ages event, with affordable tickets for kids ($8 for 2-12 year olds). Scroll down for more from Taste of the Eastside 2016!