There are so many tasty events coming up that we just had to mention a few that are already on our calendars. This barely scratches the surface since there always interesting things (tastings, classes, and other food happenings) going on over at places like CUESA (Center for Urban Education on Sustainable Agriculture/Ferry Building Farmers’ Market), 18 Reasons, and Omnivore Books. Check out their event calendars.
This is the best time of year to take a trip to a farmers’ market to grab some of that gorgeous summer fruit, luscious tomatoes are on their way, too! During this peak season, you can hit a market pretty much any day of the week, so here’s a nice, comprehensive list of Bay Area Famers’ markets from SF Gate.
Happy summer eating! Love, Simran and Stacie
August 21st 11am to 7pm (Folsom between 25th and 26th Streets)
San Francisco’s Street Food Festival is back and bigger than ever. Come with an empty tummy so you can eat your way through the deliciousness from 4505 Meats, Beretta, Curry Up Now, Slanted Door, Kasa, Flour and Water, Kung Fu Tacos , Delfina, Creme Brulee Cart, and more!!! It’s good for the soul too! The event is hosted by La Cocina, a great nonprofit business incubator that’s helping to nurture low-income food entrepreneurs.
August 27th, 28th, 29th, Jack London Square (Oakland)
A celebration of delicious, affordable and sustainable food. Music, food craft demonstrations (think pizza tossers, noodle pullers, butchers), “urban homesteading” (if you’re curious about canning, jamming, fermenting, pickling — this is for you!), and of course great eats. Some of the Bay Area’s best street food and restaurant vendors will be cooking up amazing (and affordable!) dishes: tacos a hundred different ways, BBQ, flat-bread, noodles, curry, falafel, ice cream and more! We’re excited to try Pizza Politana, Adobo Hobo, Sam’s Chowder Van, and Ici Ice Cream just to name a few. Find the whole list of who’ll be there right here.
Fridays, 5-9pm, Fort Mason Parking Lot
We love this evening street food market for a fun alternative to Friday “pizza night” for the family. For more flavor on this event, check out the guest post from our friend Liz Farrell. Bring a jacket and a bunch of cash because you’ll want to taste a little of everything. Get there early to make sure you get your pick of menu items.