Come Out to SF’s Street Food Festival Tomorrow

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If you’re looking for a good way to enjoy the streets tomorrow in the Mission, head over to the Street Food Festival on Folsom Street between 25th and 26th.  The street will be closed all day for a block party to "bring together micro-entrepreneurs, informal food vendors and renowned chefs to celebrate great street food, entrepreneurial spirit and the vibrant communities of San Francisco." 

A little more from their website:

The San Francisco Street Food Festival is a collaborative project with a special focus on the transition from informal to formal food businesses. Through partnerships with both non-profits and highly regarded restaurants, this event will work to connect communities throughout San Francisco’s spectrum of class and culture to the everyday food that we all eat and love. The festival is a sister event to the Eat Real Festival, which will be taking place in Oakland’s Jack London Square August 28 through the 30, 2009.

The event is a benefit for La Cocina, which works with food vendors and start-up food operations, with a particular focus on low-income women, providing an industrial kitchen space and technical resources to help them establish their enterprises in the food industry.

The street festival will have a food scavenger hunt that sounds scrumptious and there is a pretty remarkable silent auction with proceeds benefiting La Cocina for those endowed with a large budget and an interest in having celebrity chefs in your kitchen.

I’m struggling to think of a way I’d rather enjoy the streets tomorrow than by eating my way through a line of street food vendors.

  • ZA

    Also on your multi-cultural Saturday:

    Pow-Wow at the Friendship House on Julien Ave – http://www.friendshiphousesf.org/events.html

    and

    the Oakland Chinatown Streetfest – http://www.oaklandchinatownstreetfest.com/

  • Harold

    I was kind of surprised at the line-up of vendors at the Street Food Festival. Unless I was reading the wrong list, it seems like few of them are actually in the business of selling food to people “on the street.” Still, that’s not to say that people shouldn’t support the cause, La Cocina, and enjoy the food. I just found it odd that they couldn’t rope in more taco trucks and takeout places. I guess those businesses can’t afford to take a Saturday afternoon off from their regular locations… Maybe next time it should be a Street Food Crawl — a mobile festival of sorts.

  • Eddie

    I’m struggling to think of a way I’d rather enjoy the streets tomorrow than by eating my way through a line of street food vendors.

    Walk around the Mission. The Street Food Fest had about 5x the number of people who can comfortably fit in a city block, all standing in really long lines for food.

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