Every year many food lovers gather around to attend various food festivals that Los Angeles has to offer. From food festivals focused on one single dish like donuts to others that are focused on a specific country like Israel, these food fanatics enjoy going to these festivals to try new restaurants in one single night. Take a look at this summer’s highly anticipated food festivals beginning this weekend!
To begin this list of food festivals in Los Angeles, we have Little Tokyo’s Baldoria which is celebrating its two-year anniversary with so many special deals. On Sunday, May 27, customers can stop in at any time for dine-in only, and order $2 Margherita pizzas and $2 shots of any spirit. Also, Baldroia’s executive chef Duke Gervais will be hosting a pizza class for $30 per person where he’ll show different tips and tricks for making your own pizza at home. Baldoria is located at 243 S. San Pedro St in Los Angeles, CA.
Book Dinner with Elizabeth Minchilli
Next, we have a hosted dinner by Italian food expert, Elizabeth Minchilli, that will be taking place on Monday, June 4. Minchili will be offering a four-course food and wine dinner with recipes based on her new book Eating My Way Through Italy at Culver City’s AR Cucina. To take part in this four-course dinner, guests have to pay an entry fee of $55 which will cover the entire night. To book a reservation, go to OpenTable and sign up for a spot. Culver City’s AR Cucina is located at 9531 Culver Blvd in Culver City, CA.
Taste of Israel
On June 7, you can attend the Taste of Israel which will be taking place at the Skirball Cultural Center. Taste of Israel is a high-end event, black-tie optional evening with unlimited food from 20 gourmet chefs, and unlimited wine from 20 of Israel’s finest wineries. They have handpicked and flown in Israel’s biggest chefs to introduce LA to the soul of Israeli food. Each chef will be presenting a different aspect of the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Also, guests will be treated to a 25-piece musical ensemble. Moments Band is known around the world for their elaborate shows and Las Vegas-style performances. The price to attend this event is $360 which includes everything mentioned.
Next, on June 17, the LA Food Fest is hosting a Sunday Funday which will be hosting hand-picked food trucks, chefs, local crafters, and makers for their guests to enjoy. There will be artisanal LA makers, a DIY Pop-Up Maker’s studio, sip craft cocktails, cocktail bar, yoga booth, live music, and complimentary giveaways. Tickets are available online and will remain available until the event is at capacity. Sunday Funday will be taking place at the Civic Center Studios which is located at 207 S Broadway Suite Once, in Los Angeles, CA. The entrance fee will only be $5.
On Saturday, June 16 from 9 AM to 4 PM, you can explore all of LA’s favorite pastries at the first-ever DTLA Donut Festival at Union Station. There will be an assortment of donuts from plain, glazed, and filled; traditional and “donut-adjacent” treats like churros, apple fritters, and donut holes. There will also be a dozen donut vendors from LA’s old-school favorites to trendy “fashion-forward” donuts from celebrity pastry chefs. Also, there will be a “live fry” donut station where you can make hot donuts to order and a “Pimp Your Donut” experience which will allow guests to customize their donuts at a “Flavor Bar” of various fillings and toppings. The DTLA Donut Festival will also include Third-Wave coffee vendors for dunking as well as donut friendly foods including fried chicken and sausages to round out the edible offerings. This event is free and open to anyone.
Lastly, we have BrunchCon LA which will be taking place on Sunday, August 5 which is the world’s biggest food and drink festival dedicated to brunch foods. There is a bottomless mimosa bar, open bloody mary bar, brunch bites from 30+ local restaurants and vendors, yard games, mimosa pong, live music, photo booths, and curated market of brunch-related goods. BrunchCon LA will be taking place at The Reef which is located at 1933 S Broadway St in Los Angeles, CA and tickets range from $45 to $85 depending if you buy general admission or VIP tickets.