On Sunday we headed to Smorgasburg in Down Town LA, which is the largest weekly open-air food market in America. Honestly I can’t quite articulate how amazing this place was. So, many, food options! They had everything from vegan tacos to lobster platters, and a whole ice cream ally! We went for Little Llama Peruvian Tacos, ice coffee & Nana Pops for desert.
First up the tacos were amazing but bloody difficult to eat, I think this was due to not being able to bag a seat at one of the many picnic benches. Instead we headed to a shaded spot at the edge of the market to tuck into our tacos. I had a pomegranate-glazed pork belly on a gluten free corn tortilla. We shared half of a chicken one, which had fried mashed potatoes in it and then Dave had beef marinated with garlic & ginger. They were so good and as I’m typing this, I wish they were what I was having for my dinner!
After tacos it was time for Dave to grab a coffee and I wanted a pudding. I opted for frozen raspberry and banana dipped in dark chocolate with a topping off sprinkles from the ever-so-cute Nana Pops. They don’t have a website but this family run business are on instagram! Let me tell you this was the best pudding I’v’e had in a long time!
I really enjoyed wandering around the different food trucks and in the middle row of the market is craft, fashion and plant stalls. Selling a whole mix of things from beautifully handmade jewellery, custom pet illustrations and handcrafted concrete planters & plants. Lot’s I wanted to buy but alas I’m on a spending band (did break it to buy a Zara dress, that I totally needed in my life) until I’m working I’m trying really hard not to blow all my dosh.
I can’t wait to go back to Smorgasburg again with friends. Our tactic next time will be to arrive earlier than we did, (get there for breakfast time instead of lunch) then divide and conquer, get multiple people queuing up for different vendors at the same time. Some things we would loved have tried but due to huge queues and the midday sun (which was hot!) we gave them a miss. Although we queued for our tacos and they were worth it!