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Take A Peek At The Impressive Food Lineup For 'Smorgasburg' Market Opening In L.A.

Smorgasburg in NYC (Photo courtesy of Smorgasburg)
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A ridiculously popular Brooklyn-born pop-up market set to open downtown next month will offer an huge lineup of food vendors from L.A. and New York.

The massive outdoor market, known as "Smorgasburg," will open at L.A.'s sprawling Alameda Produce Market on June 19 and will be dishing up everything from tacos and ramen burgers to ice cream, donuts and more. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., vendors will peddle their delicious wares from stalls that will take up half of the six-acre market. In addition to a mind-boggling array of food options, the market will also feature vendors with crafts, antiques, clothing, records and more.

And while Eric Demby, founder of the original Brooklyn Smorgasburg, is still working with L.A.-based food writer Zach Brooks to finish selecting all of the expected 80 to 90 vendors for the market, the team has unveiled a big list of the tasty options that have been confirmed thus far, according to the L.A. Times. The lineup includes plenty of familiar faces, as well as some exciting up-and-comers.

"Most vendors in New York, when they started, were unknown," Brooks tells the Times. "That's a majority of the L.A. vendors, but we also have a couple of really well-known ones. We're trying to build a sustainable place to eat."

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One of the buzzier spots will be the debut of Califas Tacos, a new concept from the owner of beloved Mexicali Taco & Co. We'll also see the return of the popular L.A. pop-up Porridge and Puffs from Minh Phan. Other known entities will include McConnell's Ice Cream, Wax Paper, the Jolly Oyster, Guerrilla Tacos, Greenspan's Grilled Cheese, Belly & Snout, Carnitas el Momo, Donut Friend, Art of Tea, Little Spoon Frozen Pudding, Pizzanista, Ramen Burger, and Sticky Rice.

Smorgasburg is part of the new 30-acre ROW DTLA mixed-use development, which includes six historic buildings and feature 15 restaurants, 100 stores, gardens and office space. The project is expected to open in summer 2016.

Smorgasburg will be located at 746 Market Ct., Los Angeles (parking lot and entrance off Alameda Street).