A few weeks ago I get a text. These are not the exact words but I tried to capture the feeling of it:
Debbie (friend): Hey, I’m going to be in LA in a few weeks. Wanna go eating?
Me: FUCK YES I WANT TO GO EATING!
Debbie: The Museum of Broken Relationships is nearby, wanna go crying after we go eating?
Me: OMG EATING AND CRYING ARE MY FAVORITE THINGS!
Debbie: ME TOO.
This Sunday, we at least made it to the eating part which came in the form of Smorgasburg LA. It’s a little bit of shopping a a lotta bit of food in the LA Arts District. Lots of food trucks, lots of booths. My favorite thing (Debbie is to blame) was from Chichi Dango: Hawaiian Shave Ice with homemade chichi dango (mochi-like), strawberry puree, popping boba, snow cap (condensed milk), and an AMAZING vanilla soft serve in the center. It’s what I’m holding in the picture below and I could have eaten the whole thing myself (but I shared with Cole). Not pictured is the lovely gourmet grilled cheese I had from Cheezus. Anyone that incorporates Fontina and basil into their grilled cheese is a friend of mine.
There was a ton of seafood at Smorgasburg (which I can’t eat because I’m allergic to seafood) and they were even serving whole sea urchins! I had some great ube ice cream and some mango coconut ice cream and pulled pork nachos that were a bit too spicy for me but they had really good flavor.
Smorgasburg LA is every Sunday from 10a to 4p in Downtown LA. It’s free to get in and there’s a large parking garage nearby (yay parking). We will most definitely go again.