The 10 Best Street Food Vendors to Try at Avenue 26 Night Market

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Avenue 26 Night Market

The Avenue 26 night market has grown to become the most popular destination to grab a bite in Lincoln Heights. Hungry citizens from all over Los Angeles flock to Artesian Street each night to taste from street vendors whipping up unique cultural dishes from all over the world. From Mexican food to Thai food to funnel cake, there’s something for everyone at this burgeoning night market that’s worth a visit in East LA. There’s always a rotating selection of street food vendors, but take a look at which ones to look out for during your next trip to Avenue 26 night market.

Avenue 26 Tacos

The night market grew from a single vendor–Avenue 26 Tacos, a local favorite for cheap eats in the neighborhood. The market is unofficially named after them and they continue to put together delicious plates of Mexican food. Lines are long, but a visit to their stand is a must for anyone looking to get the true street food experience.

Funnel Land

You won’t have to wait for the county fair to get a bite of quality funnel cake. Funnel Land tops their cakes with ice cream as well as strawberries, blueberries and even oreos. You’ll satisfy your sweet tooth at this booth for an ideal street food dessert.

El Jefes BBQ

If you’re craving a Southwest taste, El Jefe’s is the way to go. Their selection of backyard-style barbecue items with a Mexican flair include brisket quesadillas and nachos with chipotle and BBQ flavors.

Tacos Los Cachoritos

Asian and Mexican cuisines combine for Tacos Los Cachoritos’ speciality, birria ramen. The flavorful stew is poured over instant noodles for a unique dish you won’t find anywhere else. You can also find birria tacos and mulitas to satisfy your Mexican food cravings.

Sweet Meats LA

Meat lovers will drool from the subtle, tropical flavors of this Filipino and Spanish-style BBQ pork. Come to Avenue 26 on a weekend to find Sweet Meats LA serving up skewers of perfectly seasoned meats.

Thainese Box

Feast on some delicious Thai food at Thainese Box. Their booth offers up plates of dishes like chow mein, fried rice, and mango sticky rice. Wash it down with a thai iced tea for the perfect dinner.

Bon-Bon Sweets

You’ll enjoy the sugar rush from getting a bite of the selection at Bon-Bon Sweets. Carefully-crafted treats like chocolate covered strawberries, caramel apples and cakepops are sure to catch your eye at Avenue 26.

Churros El Bochito

Churros El Bochito takes this classic Mexican dessert and includes sweet toppings for a delectable twist. Add things like ice cream, cereal, chocolate sauce or whipped cream to their churros or churro bites and savor the flavor.

Baby Cakess Gourmet Pancakes

You may not think you can eat pancakes on the go, but Baby Cakess makes it an appetizing reality. Their bite-sized pancake balls are topped with fruits, sweets and sauces to give you the ultimate street food dessert experience.

Felice Italian Catering

If you’re craving pizza, Felice Catering is the vendor to visit. Their gourmet neapolitan pizzas will hit the spot as they’re wood-fired to perfection topped with classic Italian ingredients.

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