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La Cocina’s Street Food Festival Is Back, And Here’s The Lineup

Returning after a year off

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The San Francisco Street Food Festival is back after a year off, returning on Sunday, October 15. The hiatus was well-deserved, as attendance had swollen to 80,000, causing difficulty for vendors. This year will be a back-to-the-roots affair in terms of size and scope, and the lineup below has just been announced.

The Street Food Festival is a showcase for the food entrepreneurs of La Cocina, a 2005-founded nonprofit cultivating food entrepreneurs, primarily women of color and women from immigrant communities. La Cocina and Street Food Festival alums like Reem's and Nyum Bai in 2015 have gone on to become full-fledged restaurant success stories.

This year, La Cocina executive director Caleb Zigas says the festival is all about celebrating “American Food” — but “a specific vision of American food; One that is inclusive, one that is representative of people from all walks of life and one, of course, that is delicious.”

The location is the Potrero Power Station at 420 23rd Street, and hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. General admission tickets are here for $5, and are also available at the door for $10 — while they last, that is.

4505 Meats: Pulled Pork Sandwich, Spicy Chimichurri Fries, Mint Lime Iced Tea

Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas: Tamales (Chicken, Pork, Cheese, Veggie), Pozole, Elote, Flan, Arroz Con Leche,

Beijing Restaurant (China): Beijing Style Street Pancake, Sizzling Grilled Squid, Housemade Plum Beverage

Bini’s Kitchen: Momos (Turkey, American Lamb, Vegetarian), Mango Lassi

Hodo Soy: Tofu Grain Bowl, Soy Milk Custard, Flavored Soy Milks

Delicioso Creperie: Dulce de Leche Crêpes, Ice Cream Crêpes

El Huarache Loco: Tacos de Alambre y Jamaica, Quesadillas (Picadillo, Papas, Frijoles), Agua Fresca de Jamaica

El Mesón de Violeta:: Empanadas, Salad, Agua Fresca

El Pipíla: Pozole Verde, Mango con Chile, Esquite

Endless Summer Sweets: Strawberry Funnel Cake, Kettle Corn, Deep Fried Oreos

Estrellita’s Snacks: Pupusas, Corn Yucca Chips, Fried Sweet Plaintains with Cream, Aguas Frescas

Fat Face + Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos: Fat Face Handmade Popsicles, Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos, and Frozen Bananas

Humphry Slocombe: Golden Milk Gingerbread Ice Cream

illy Caffe: Affogato

Los Cilantros: Roasted Corn, Ceviche, Strawberry Lemonade

Love A Bee: Raw Honey Jars

Mama Lamees: Kebabs (Kofteh, Chicken), Ejja Veggie Fritters, Lemonade Rose Water

Mestiza Taqueria: Pork Adobo Nachos, Chicken and Water Chestnut, Lumpia, Sticky Chicken Wings, Esquite

Mi Comedor: Huaraches, Quesadillas, Aguas Frescas

Mi Morena: Fish Tacos, Aguas Frescas

Mission Boricua: Empanadas, Relleno de Papa Alcapumias, Lemonade + Mango drinks,

Mixiote: Mixiote Bowl, Mini Tacos, Aguas Frescas

Mozzeria: Salumi and Margherita Pizzas, Homemade Ginger Ice Tea

Noodle Girl: Noodles (Chicken, Shrimp), Mango Kelp Salad

Origen: Tamales (Chicken Mole, Veggie) Tostada de Tinga, Horchata

Peaches Patties: Jerk Turkey Leg, Curry Chicken Patty, Sorrel, Jamaican Hibiscus

Rasoi: Chicken Tikka Poutine, American Lamb Burger, Veggie Burger, and Lemonade

Reem’s: Pali-Cali Man’oushe, Batata Hara with Garlic and Cilantro, Damascus Lemonade

Rice Paper Scissors: Garlic Noodles, Pho Rolls, Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Sabores Del Sur: Sopaipillas, Alfajores, Mote con Huesillos

Chef Smelly’s Creole & Sou Food Catering: Menu TBD

Three Twins Ice: Cream Ice Cream, Sundae Cones, Wafer Sandwiches

Wise Sons: Menu TBD with guest chefs from Sao Paolo, Brazil:

Yvonne’s Southern Sweets: Southern Pies, Butter Cookies, Peach Lemonade

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