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Take to The Streets: Get Your Early Bird Pass for More Eats on The Streets of San Francisco


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We’re just a little less than a month away from the Night Market and 5th Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival and we could not be more excited.  Mostly, we’re excited you’re excited!


The response to our early bird special has been overwhelmingly positive and we’re so glad so many have signed up to join us at what your stomach will nostalgically refer to long-after as “that really epic weekend.”


Whether it’s enjoying a post-Berlin-style ping pong victory at the Hookah lounge at the Night Market, or navigating the crowds at the SF Street Food Festival to find the fried veal brain laksa you’ve been craving fromAzalina’s, right next to the fried mac and cheese stick from 4505 Meats, enjoy global cuisine from over 80+ vendors in what CNN Travel called “one of the best festivals in the world.”


Get the most bang for your buck and purchase an Early Bird Special now before sales end on Monday, July 22.


Your stomach says thanks in advance.


La Cocina and San Francisco Street Food Festival Presenting Sponsor Whole Foods Market Present the 2013 Local Forager Contest!



As we start planning our ridiculously delicious route at the Street Food Festival, we’re excited to announce that the Whole Foods Market Local Forager Contest is almost over!


La Cocina and Street Food Festival Presenting Sponsor Whole Foods Market share a commitment to finding the best and the brightest of local cooks who are ready to formalize their business, and what better place to launch than this event?


We’ve been searching, together, high and low for those folks who are looking to take their next food step: informal vendors, launching food trucks, owner-operated, chef-driven restaurants, and even your next door neighbor.


Four lucky winners will get a spot at the festival to chop, cook, and consume with us and the 80+ vendors.  Vote now on your vendor of choice – the competitors are offering everything from kombucha to Korean BBQ to kettle corn! Hungry yet? Voting ends TONIGHT at 9 pm!  


To vote, click here!  Winners will be announced on July 24th!



Get Your Tickets for The 2013 La Cocina Food & Entrepreneurship Conference! 



As the festival draws near, we’re also so excited to end with a bang and a really delicious one at that!
La Cocina‘s San Francisco Street Food Festival is a one-day opportunity to feast on the best street food in the Bay Area and to meet the people who make it.
The Food & Entrepreneurship Conference, on the other hand, follows the festival and provides a space to think about the components that make that feast possible.

It is a celebration of the faces, spaces, policies and technologies and the way they all come together to create a vibrant environment where food businesses can grow and thrive – bringing economic development and jobs to communities everywhere.

This year’s conference will also a feature a brunch brought to you by La Cocina entrepreneurs, renowned grillmaster Helen Turner, and our friends at The Southern Foodways Alliance.
Join us to see how street food can be both socially and physically delicious!  Tickets available here!