Bay Area Spotlight: Get Your Fix At The Foodieland Night Market

By Mackenzie Hutson October 01, 2019

Listen up, Bay Area foodies. More than 100 food vendors will descend on Berkeley this weekend to serve up everything from lobster and lumpia to savory waffles and cheese-topped deep-fried onions at the FoodieLand Night Market. This Asian-inspired multicultural fest is the last of the season—following FoodieLand Night Market’s two previous events in July and August—so head out to Golden Gate Fields from Friday, October 4, to Sunday, October 6, for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. 

Along with an array of delectable food options, the night market has plenty more in store: Get ready for arts and crafts, games, and entertainment that is sure to delight the entire family. Whether you are looking for a kid-friendly night out or are trying to find something to do all weekend long, FoodieLand is the place to be. 

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Hawaiian pop-up restaurant Junk Mail Musubi is one of 100-plus vendors serving up Asian-inspired fare at the FoodieLand Night Market, taking place in Berkeley from October 4 to 6. Photo courtesy of @atasteof.grace. 

When: Friday, October 4–Sunday, October 6 from 3–11 p.m.

Where: Golden Gate Fields, 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley

FoodieLand Night Market Tickets: Purchase your single-day general admission ticket for $5, or upgrade to a three-day general admission pass for $10. 

This Asian night market is full of surprises—including fruity drinks served in giant bottles from Berkeley’s Big Baby Bottle, savory buffalo-chicken bubble waffle cones from Sacramento’s Bubble Cone, and sesame soft-serve in a Taiyaki cone from Berkeley’s Uji Time Dessert—along with plenty of staples (such as vegetarian lumpia from Oakland’s The Lumpia Company and musubi from the Bay Area food truck Fire and Rice) that make it worth the trip. 

Sacramento food truck Bubble Cone satisfies any craving with its handmade bubble waffle cones stuffed with sweet and savory treats. Photo courtesy of Bubble Cone. 

But you might want to show up fashionably late—Bay Area foodies are known to show up early with tickets in hand. Walk around the vendors’ booths between courses, and make sure to come hungry because there’s too much delicious California-crafted food you won’t want to miss out on.