Street Food

Street vendors in all shapes and forms crop up in various locations across Los Angeles, from hand-made pushcarts to full mobile kitchens. During the day you might see them selling everything from corn to icecream, especially around city parks and on street corners. While it’s not unusual to find a vendor selling bacon-wrapped hot dogs to patrons outside a bar or club late in the evening, the most common form of street food is the taco wagon: a mobile stand or vehicle that usually features a limited Mexican menu with traditionally prepared tacos, such as al pastor (spit-fired) or al carbon (charcoal-grilled). This food might be some of the most authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine the city has to offer, but keep in mind that these vendors are rarely regulated by the health department, so be circumspect.

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