Inside the LA Food Bowl Night Market

The LA Food Bowl is a month long celebration of all things food in LA. It explores the diverse culinary landscape of LA and the cultures that influence it. One of the longest running events is Night Market. Night Market is modeled after the street food open-air markets in Asia that operate in the evening and it’s a collection of some of the best local eats. The LA Food Bowl Night Market is spread across the lower part of Grand Park in Downtown LA, across from City Hall. Here you’ll find a beverage garden including an hancienda-like structure pouring all things tequila from Jose Cuervo and across from it, an outdoor bar from High West whiskey distillery. There are various vendors from established restaurants to newer pop-ups. Curtis Stone’s Gwen was barbecuing pork and brisket for their sliders. Newcomers like Bunso Boys were serving up Filipino favorites: sisig, pancit adobo and vegan-friendly suman.

Those looking for a more relaxing environment could head over to the DoorDash lounge. Skip standing in several lines to collect food and drinks as the lounge’s menu included Gwen, Bling Bling Dumplings, Crack Shack, Tacos 1986, Bludso’s BBQ, and a selection of beverages. DoorDash diners also received a complimentary mochi from My/Mo. Night Market had no entrance fee albeit there were tickets sold for their special nightly events. The events included Collaboration Lab ; Taco Tribute; Fried Chicken Party ; LA’s Best Burger ; Dumplings, Noodles, and Rice; and ended with All-Star BBQ.

Grand Park

200 N Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012