LA Summer Food Truck Events You Shouldn’t Miss

firstfriday           Summer in a city as vast as Los Angeles is a time for community building affairs and food-centered festivals.  While there are many events to choose from this summer, here are a few diverse options, where you can find some of LA’s best food trucks stationed at.

Saturday Night Movies

This summer, there are two movie hosts offering a large selection of movies to see every Saturday night.  The first, Street Food Cinema, will be having events in Glendale, Pasadena, and Downtown LA.  Occasionally, Street Food Cinema will show movies at two locations offering an option between two different genres. The second host screening movies this summer is Eat See Hear, which will primarily occur in Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Griffith Park.  At these separately hosted events, in addition to seeing a cult classic film, you can listen to live music and nosh on delicious grub from a gourmet food truck!

Featured food trucks at these movie events include Roadstoves very own Baby’s Badass Burgers, Canvas Truck, Currywurst, The Greasy Wiener, The Schmuck Truck, Roll ‘N Lobster, The Grilled Cheese TruckThe LoNight Market: Chinatownbos Truck, Steel City Sandwich, Joe’s Pizza, and The Melt.

LA Rib Fest

LA’s first ever Rib Festival will be occurring on July 13th in Chinatown.  Showcasing ribs and sides from local chefs, the LA Rib Fest is a must for foodies and barbeque connoisseurs.  David Danhi of The Grilled Cheese Truck and Chris Oh of Seoul Sausage are amongst the twelve LA chefs participating.  In addition to the abundance of chef barbeque specialties, there will be desserts from local bakeries, two mixologists, and craft beer and soda. With so much variety of delicious summertime barbeque to indulge in, you won’t want to miss LA Rib Fest.

Abbot Kinney First Fridays

Every first Friday of the month, Venice celebrates their local businesses, restaurants, musicians, and artists during this street fair on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.  During this event, in addition to enjoying local entertainment, you can eat at any of the gourmet food trucks that will be lined up amongst the crowds in the street.  It’s important to note that First Friday will not be occurring in July, for it falls on July 4th.  However, on kogifirstfridayAugust 1st food trucks like Kogi BBQ, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Roll ‘N Lobster, Coolhaus, and The Greasy Weiner will be waiting to serve you up some good eats!

Chinatown Summer Nights

On July 12th and August 9th, take the family to Chinatown for a summer block party!  From 5pm – midnight, you can watch live culinary demonstrations, participate in Chinese cultural workshops, dance to and listen to local bands and DJs, shop at an artist and flea market, and indulge in gourmet food trucks!  With a plethora of activities to participate in, Chinatown Summer Nights is great for a family-friendly evening or a fun date night!  While there, be sure to look out for these Roadstoves’ food trucks: Kogi BBQ, The Lobos Truck, and The Greasy Wiener!