La Cocina Launches Insider Walking Tours at the Street Food Festival (Sunday 10/15)

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Do you have your ticket for La Cocina’s Street Food Festival on Sunday October 15th? I hope so. Because it’s wonderful to have it back. And there’s even more planned this year to add a more thoughtful layer to the experience besides stuffing your face with delicious foods made with love by all the participating La Cocina entrepreneurs and food businesses, plus friends of La Cocina too.

This year, they are offering special guided walking and learning tours throughout the day so you can get an insider’s view with back-of-tent access, connect with the makers, and hear some amazing stories. You get to skip the lines. And yes, have some incredible tastes and bites!

Some of the tours include Small Business, Big Change (led by Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Fellow Shakirah Simley, with Reem’s, Sariwa, Bini’s Kitchen, Los Cilantros, and Tu David Phu); Latinx Foodways (led by Sal de Vida chef and cookbook writer Adriana Lahl, featuring Sabores del Sur [Chile], El Mesón de Violeta [Chile], Estrellita’s Snacks [El Salvador], Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas [Sinoloa], Los Cilantros [Cuernavaca], El Pipila [Guanajuato], El Huarache Loco [CDMX], and Delicioso Crêperie [CDMX]); and Bay Area Natives (with San Francisco Chronicle Rising Star Chef and Bay Area native Fernay McPherson, featuring Peaches Patties, Mission Boricua, Smelly’s Creole & Soul Food Catering, Yvonne’s Southern Sweets).

The tours are just $30 and include admission to the Street Food Festival. La Cocina has even offered a special code that gets you a $5 discount on the tours (and on the “La Cocina T-shirt and ticket package”)—use code: tablehopper. So, book one!

And one more thing: I wanted to make sure La Cocina’s F&B: Voices from the Kitchen storytelling series is on your radar. On Thursday October 19th, it’s returning for the fifth installment examining “refuge” at the Swedish American Hall (6pm-8:30pm). And then on Friday October 20th, F&B heads to the San Jose Museum of Art for the very first time. All proceeds from the events benefit the work of La Cocina.