La Cocina's San Francisco Street Food Festival Is Right Around The Corner

By Rachael Medina October 08, 2019

La Cocina’s 10th annual San Francisco Street Food Festival is right around the corner, and you don’t want to miss it. The celebration brings 50-plus incredible chefs and eateries—including James Beard Award winners and nominees—live entertainment, and activities for the whole family to the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood

In addition to launching Off the Grid, San Francisco’s ultra-popular food-truck experience, La Cocina’s Street Food Festival has helped to change the city’s street-food policies and attract some of the Bay Area’s best culinary talents. It also promotes equity for women-, POC-, and immigrant-owned businesses in the Bay Area and beyond—making it a must-see event. 

Here’s everything you need to know, including a peek at the festival’s vendor lineup. 

4505 Burgers and BBQ's famous spicy fries are merely one of the many mouthwatering offerings at the 10th annual San Francisco Street Food Festival. Photo courtesy of La Cocina's San Francisco Street Food Festival. 

When 

Saturday, October 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where 

The Power Station, 420 23rd Street, San Francisco

What to Bring

  • A refillable water bottle
  • Plenty of cash
  • An appetite


Tickets 

  • General Admission Tickets: $5 pre-sale, $10 at the door
  • General Admission and La Cocina’s Cookbook Tickets: $36
  • Early Admission and La Cocina’s Cookbook Tickets: $50 

 

The food fest also features San Francisco-based Nepalese restaurant Bini's Kitchen, which will serve up its signature momos. Photo courtesy of La Cocina's San Francisco Street Food Festival. 

Food and Vendor Lineup 

  • Hang Truong of Noodle Girl
  • Tu David Phu
  • Jessica Nguyen of Little Window
  • Francis Ang of Pinoy Heritage
  • Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement
  • Charles Phan of The Slanted Door
  • Caue Fantone from Brazil’s Mauricio
  • Adachi Hiroyuki of Aburaya
  • Mayra Velazquez of Xingones
  • Dilsa Lugo of Los Cilantros
  • Gabriela Guerrero of Delicioso Creperie
  • Maria Guerrero of La Cocina de Mama
  • Heena Patel of Besharam
  • Veronica Salazar of El Huarache Loco
  • Isabel Caudillo of El Buen Comer
  • Kitiya Ditpare of TACOTHAI
  • Traci Des Jardins of School Night
  • Reem Assil of Reem’s California
  • Alma Rodriguez of Mixiote
  • Anthony Strong of Prairie
  • Ryan Farr of 4505 Burgers and BBQ
  • Kathleen of G Stacks Pit and Bone Sucking BBQ Sauce
  • Aaron and Leida of MexiQ
  • Alicia VIllanueva of Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas 
  • Ricardo Cespedes of Bocadito
  • Bini Pradhan of Bini’s Kitchen
  • Charles Farrier of Crumble & Whisk  
  • Gabriela Guerrero of Delicioso Creperie
  • Carmen Figueroa of El Mesón de Violeta
  • Guadalupe Guerrero of El Pípila
  • Estrella Flores of Estrellita’s Snacks
  • Rosie Ortiz of Mission Boricua  
  • Rawaa Kasedah of Old Damascus Fare  
  • Karla Rosales-Barrios of Pass the Sauced 
  • Bernadine Sewell of Pinky & Red’s
  • Rosa Rodriguez of Sweets Collection 
  • Dionne Knox of Zella's Soulful Kitchen  
  • Rodney Scott’s BBQ
  • Josey Baker Bread 
  • Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
  • 826 Valencia
  • Beijing Restaurant
  • The Chaga Company
  • CounterPulse
  • Farm Fresh To You
  • FK Frozen Custard 
  • Larkin Street Youth
  • La Voz Latina
  • Mamava Nursing Pods
  • Off the Grid food trucks
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • St. Anthony’s
  • Three Twins Ice Cream
  • Yvonne's Southern Sweets
  • Xpresion Cultural

About La Cocina

Inspired by San Francisco’s diverse Mission District, nonprofit La Cocina set out to solve problems of equity in women-, POC-, and immigrant-owned businesses. Women still only account for one-third of business owners nationwide and are consistently paid less than their male counterparts—we’re talking 46 to 75 cents per dollar. Today, La Cocina is a business incubator supporting small businesses with one-on-one mentorship and offering commercial kitchen space to working-class food entrepreneurs so they can turn their talents into sustainable, legal, and formalized businesses. 

“The high cost of renting a commercial kitchen makes it difficult for many working-class food entrepreneurs to formalize their business. Our kitchen space lets people who were formerly shut out of the food industry find a way in.”  —La Cocina


La Cocina also provides small businesses with opportunities—such as becoming vendors at farmers markets, opening up brick-and-mortar stores, and accepting catering orders—that they would otherwise not have given the lack of resources available to them. By transforming small operations into independent, economically sound businesses, La Cocina encourages an ethnically and economically inclusive culinary landscape.

Headquartered in San Francisco, La Cocina is a nonprofit that supports and empowers businesses owned by women, people of color, and immigrants. Photo courtesy of La Cocina.

La Cocina Municipal Market

The La Cocina Municipal Market is set to open in the spring of 2020 and will become the first women-led food hall in the nation. Located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the market aims to turn one of the roughest areas in the city into one of the most beautiful by employing low-income, immigrant women and by providing a safe space for the neighborhood’s residents. 

Equipped with a seven-year lease, the La Cocina Municipal Market will transform a 7,000-square-foot space into an anti-gentrification concept featuring seven female chefs: Binita Pradhana of Bini’s Kitchen, Tiffany Carter of Boug Cali, Estrella Flores of Estrellitas's Snacks, Wafa Bahloul of Kayma, Dilsa Lugo of Los Cilantros, Lupe Moreno of Mi Morena, and Nafy Flatley of Teranga.