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The Street Food Festival Is This Weekend; Here's the Menu

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It's that time again: the 5th Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival is upon us, and that means a weekend chock-full of events and street eats from haute cuisine to humble hot dogs. Prepare yourselves, because the annual event thrown by local non-profit and food incubator La Cocina will be more massive than ever, with 85 vendors lining Folsom Street from 20th to 26th Streets on Saturday, plus a Food and Entrepreneurship Conference Sunday and, of course, Friday's Night Market.

Before Saturday's floodgates open, La Cocina is starting off the weekend with their second annual Night Market, held tonight at the Alemany Farmer's Market. The fundraiser will feature 40 vendors spread across six outdoor markets, each area representing a different region around the world. Local chefs like Michelin-star recipient Suvir Saran and Traci des Jardins will be cooking alongside La Cocina-backed businesses, and drinks will be flowing from six beer gardens and six cocktail bars alike. Expect everything from karaoke, carnival games and a hookah lounge to mariachis, belly dancers, bluegrass, and more. Tickets are $35, with all proceeds from entrance and food sales to benefit La Cocina.

Come Saturday, the Mission will feast on a host of street food options that's almost too long to list. As always, each vendor will present one small bite and one large bite option, with no single item over $8. With no further ado, here's Saturday's massive menu:

4505 Meats – Frankaroni, Best Damn Cheeseburger
A16 – Pirichittus, Porchetta Sandwich
Aedan Foods – 358 Pickled Vegetable Cup, Fermented Bento Box
Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas – 1 Tamale, 3 Tamales
Azalina's – Sweet Potato Dumpling, Penang Peanut Taco
Basa Seafood – Marin Miyagi Oyster, Spicy Salmon Poke
Beijing Restaurant – 2 Beijing Skewers, Rou Jia Mo (Chinese Hamburger)
Bicycle Banh Mi – Banh Cam, Slow Cooked Pork Banh Mi
Bini's Kitchen – Sikarni, Turkey or Vegetarian Momos
Blue Bottle Coffee – Saffron Snickerdoodle Cookie, New Orleans Style Iced Coffee
Boxing Room – Corn Maque Choux, Natchitoches Meat Pie
Brass Knuckles – Prawns and Roses, Fryin Maiden
Central Kitchen – Ferment Pickles, Pig & Bunny Banh Mi
Chaac Mool – Tacos, Polcanes
Cholo Soy – Papa a la Huancaina, Peruvian Ceviche
Clairesquares – Clairesquares 3-Pack Milk or Dark Chocolate, Bay Chai Iced Chai Tea
Crème Brulee Cart – Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, Kentucky Creme Brulee
Curry Up Now – Samosas, Tikka Masala Burrito
D'Maize – Pupusa, Chicken Skewer
Delicioso Creperie – Nutella & Berries Sauce, Dulce de Leche Crepe
Don Bugito – Three Twins Vanilla Ice Cream, Don Bugito Tacos
El Buen Comer – Tamal, Huarache
El Huarache Loco – Taco de Alambre, Huarache de Nopal
El Nuevo Frutilandia – Mini Pastel Puertorriquenos, Cubano Sandwich
El Pipila – Taco de Papa, 2 Sopes
El Tonayese – Tacos, Burritos, Tortas & Quesedillas
Eleganza Catering – Chicken Salad Sandwich, Eleganza's Ceviche
Endless Summer Sweets – Kettle Corn, Funnel Cake
Estrellita's Snacks – Tamal, Pupusa con Casamiento
Good Foods Catering – Southern Gourmet Jambalaya, Fried Smoked Chicken w/ Bacon BBQ Sauce
Hapa Ramen – Sweet Corn Pudding, Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich
Hapa SF – Lumpia Shanghai, Lechon Burrito
Heirloom Café – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie, Pulled Pork Sandwich
Hella Vegan Eats – Lusty Lovers Taco, Doughnut Burger
Il Cane Rosso – Spicy Pickled Quail Egg, Tommyfield Market Fish & Chips
Jarred SF Brine – Fried Pickled Green Beans, Jarred's Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Kasa Indian Eatery – Bhel Puri, Kati Roll
Kika's Treats – Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana, Brazilian Cheese Bread Sliders
Kung Fu Tacos – Chicken or Veggie Taco, Chicken or Veggie Burrito
La Luna Cupcakes – Mini Cupcakes, Cake Pops
La Torta Gorda – Quezadilla, Tamla con mole
La Victoria Bakery – Tres Leches Goats Milk Blueberry Parfait, Goats/Milk Custard Cornet, Mexican Macaroon, Mexican Conchaca, Mini Conchas, Mini Macaroons, Linzer Jam Prickly Pear Cookie
Lers Ros – Larb Kai, Kai Yang
Let's Be Frank – Hot Dog
LIBA Falafel – Sweet Potato Fries, Falafel Sandwich
Los Cilantros – Elotes, Ceviche
Maite Catering – Arepa de Choclo, Arepa Rellena
Marla Bakery – 3 Cookies, Strawberry, Almond and Lemon Verbena Parfait
Maya Luna/PODER – Fish Taco, Bistec Ranchero
MEDA – Churros Mexicanos, Tortas Mexicana
Minnie Bell's Soul Movement – Sweet Cornbread Bites, Gumbo w/ Steamed Rice
Mozzeria – Burrata, Margherita Pizza
Namu Street Food – The "Real" Korean Taco, Okonomiyaki
Neo Cocoa – 2 Piece Popular Box, 5 Piece Tasters' Box
Nojo – Nojo Fries, Esabeche of Karaage
Nombe Izakaya – Takoyaki, Ramen Burger
Nopalito – Esquites, Totopos con Chile y Picadillo
Onigilly – Onigilly Rice Balls, Onigilly Combo
Osha Thai – Thai Samosa/Veggie Crispy Roll, Pumpkin Curry
Pig & Pie – German Potato Salad, Bratwurst w/ Sauerkraut
Pinx – Maple Glazed Bacon, Bananas Foster Waffle
Radio Africa & Kitchen – Seven Vegetable Tagine, Grilled Flank Steak
Rice Paper Scissors – Grilled Baby Octopus, Beef/Mushroom Pho Rolls
Ritual Coffee Roasters – Black Jet Pastries
Sal de Vida Gourmet – Rice Mixes, Soups, Culinary Finishing Salt
Senor Sisig – Sisig Taco, Sisig w/ Steam Rice
State Bird Provisions – Spicy Summer Tomato Giardinier, Hand Pulled Garlic Bread w/ Burrata
Sweets Collection – Tequila Jelly Shots
Tacolicious – Calabasitas, Costillas
Taino's – Black Bean & Banana Empanadas, 3 lechon Sliders
Three Twins Ice Cream – Ice Cream Cup, Ice Cream Sandwiches
Tio Chilos – Tostadita de Tinga, Grilled Quail
To Hyang LLC – Jolmyun, Spicy Pork Ribs
Wise Sons Deli – Chocolate Babka
Yvonne's Southern Sweets – Pecan Praline, Southern Pies
Zella's Soulful Kitchen – Jilled-Up Hush Puppies, Buffalo Blue Chicken Sandwich

The festival runs Saturday from 11 a.m until 7 p.m, but if you know what's good for you, you'll arrive early for the best bites. Remember that credit cards are a no-go: to avoid fumbling with cash, get yourself a passport beforehand, with tiered options to fit any appetite.

And finally, since you're bound to be a little overwhelmed, check out the
downloadable festival guide and map before heading in.

San Francisco Street Food Festival

Folsom Street and 20th Street, San Francisco, CA