All The Food We Tried At The LA County Fair
Your arteries might hate you but your Instagram followers will heart you. It's L.A. County Fair season, a month-long opportunity to shorten your lifespan as you revel in all manner of gloriously gluttonous food, preferably dusted in Flamin' Hot Cheetos and served on a stick.
Fried cheesecake. Fried cookie dough. Fried pineapples. Glazed donut towers. Funnel cakes pumped full of banana pudding. And something called a "nitro churro." So go ahead and hoist a giant turkey leg in one hand and brandish a breaded, deep-fried delicacy in the other. Good luck and godspeed. It was nice knowing you. -- Elina Shatkin
The L.A. County Fair is open from August 30 to September 22, Wednesdays through Sundays, and on Labor Day.
HOT CHEETO EVERYTHING
Hot Cheetos on everything seems to be the move at the fair this year. Chicken Charlie's is serving up a deep fried burrito filled with buffalo chicken and dipped in hot cheeto's dust.
Buffalo Chicken Chimichanga from Chicken Charlie's.
Biggy's Meat Market has hot cheeto covered turkey legs, fries, corn dogs, and even pickles stuffed with hot cheetos.
A turkey leg smothered in cheese and topped of with hot cheetos.
Corn dogs and fries topped in cheese and Cheeto dust next to Biggy's take on desert fries.
A new take on the "Hot Pickle."
A tasty blend of cheesy popcorn and hot cheetos may be one of the simpler offerings at the fair this year but it's one of the tastiest. Sometimes simple is good.
If spicy snacks aren't your bag, maybe these cheesey treats are more your speed.
Chuckwagon's Concessions's bbq drenched mac and cheese sandwich with pulled pork.
What's better than a grilled cheese? A rainbow grilled cheese. Spectra Food Service's perfectly toasted golden buttered bread really helps the multi colored cheese shine. One of the prettiest creations at the fair.
Sharp Concessions serves up a different take on street corn with their unicorn corn.
This colorful corn is topped off with a dreamy blue mayonnaise.
Corn on the cob, but make it fashion.
STONE AGE DESSERTS
Fruity Pebbles are like the sweet and bubbly costar to Hot Cheeto's messy lead at this years fair.
Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between airy cotton candy and rolled in fruity pebbles, because why not?
Chicken Charlie's LA Fair exclusive is deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich rolled in fruity pebbles.
RCS Concessions offers a cannoli stuffed with cream and covered in a variety of sweets.
Funnel of Love's funnel cake served with a heaping mound of whipped cream and covered in fruity pebbles.
RCS staff prepares a nitrogen infused churro treat.
That's not smoke you see there, that's liquid nitrogen evaporating from this RCS Concession's Nitrochurros. Crunchy churro twists mixed with popcorn, infused with nitrogen, and topped in caramel.
This beer infused blueberry ice cream in a colorful matcha cone by Scoops on Tap is Instagram ready.
THE ONE VEGAN THING WE SAW
Vegan? No problem. Govinda's Veggie Bombs has you covered with their Jackfruit tacos drenched in a home made tofu cream.
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Baby Yoda cocktails. Boozy Dole Whips. Volcanic tiki drinks. If you can dream it, they're probably mixing it somewhere on property.