Annual Taste Of The Eastside Food Fest Hits L.A. This Weekend


This Sunday, April 30, food and drink vendors from Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Highland Park and beyond will offer quite a spread at the annual Taste of The Eastside festival.

Taking place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Elysian Valley, the festival will feature over 30 vendors, as well as music from KCRW. Comfort food mainstays like Little Dom's and the Los Angeles Burger Company will square off against vegan-friendly up-and-comers like FrankieLucy Bakeshop and Mohawk Bend. (This being an Eastside food festival, though, we'd put our money on the vegans.) Just to make sure all the stereotype bases are covered, Eagle Rock Brewery and Greenbar Distillery will be on hand to ply parched foodies with microbrews and craft spirits.

Door tickets start at $55, but kids eat for just $12 — plus, all proceeds from the "Taste of the Eastside" festival go to worthy organizations like the Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School and Friends of the L.A, River, so you can technically write this feeding frenzy off as a charitable donation.

Pre-sale tickets for the "Taste of the Eastside 2017" festival are available through April 29 — click here for more information. The festival will take place at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, 570 W Ave 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 (VIP entry starts at 3p.m.)