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Food

626 Night Market Brings Southeast Asian Street Food Downtown

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It's been said that Downtown L.A. is the city of the future. And if fantastic Southeast Asian street food is any indicator, the blossoming neighborhood does indeed have bright things ahead. The popular 626 Night Market, which is now in its third year, will be coming into the city center for several events this summer.

It's gotten so big, in fact, that it's moving into the Staples Center. Well, at least a parking lot at the Staples Center. They're also expanding to the OC Fairgrounds, and keeping their original location at the Santa Anita Park.

The street food market focusses on adventurous fare from Southeast Asia, and regularly attracts throngs of avid eaters from around the county. Though their first events started off a bit rocky, they've since streamlined things and are ready to expand.

The 626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park will take place on the weekends of July 18 and 19, as well as August 15 and 16, and September 12 and 13. Hours run 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and parking is free with $3 admission. DTLA Night Market kicks off in Lot 7 at Staples Center, running June 20 and 21. Hours are 4 p.m. to midnight and admission is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. And the OC Night Market at OC Fairgrounds runs the weekend of May 9 to 11. Hours are 3 p.m to midnight on Friday/Saturday and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Admission costs $5 and parking is an extra $7.