Smorgasburg LA

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Summer may be ending, but the memories of my first time at Smorgasburg are still hot and fresh in my mind. "What even is Smorgasburg?" you might be asking. It's a giant gathering of the best food, shopping and local art vendors. Essentially, it's a big smorgasbord of everything - not just food! I really wanted to go to the original Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn while my husband and I were gallivanting NY last summer for my birthday, but we had brunch reservations and consequently full bellies by the time we were supposed to go. Pro tip: Unless you can seriously handle it, don't try to brunch and do Smorgasburg in the same day! 

Fortunately, they opened up a Smorgasburg in Downtown Los Angeles. We decided to celebrate our 3rd year of marriage and 11th year together by taking a trip to California earlier this month and, naturally, LA was a stopover destination. There were a few things we wanted to see, and my big to-do was Smorgasburg. 

This is what we ended up getting when we went:  

Vegan Tacos from Cena Vegan 

Vegan Tacos from Cena Vegan 

We ordered the Taco Trio for $8 and went with Carne Asada, Pollo Asada and Al Pastor. Cena Vegan slays the mock meat game! These were absolutely amazing! They were all good, but my favorites were the Pollo Asada and the Al Pastor.

My half eaten ice pop from Paloma's Paletas

My half eaten ice pop from Paloma's Paletas

We made a stop at Paloma's for a pineapple mint ice pop after devouring our tacos. It cost around $4, and even though it was pretty good l don't see myself wanting one enough to spend $4 on it.

Iced matcha from Young Bud

Iced matcha from Young Bud

On our way out we grabbed an Aloe Matcha iced tea ($6) and sat with it for awhile at these adorable pastel tables with baby pink chairs.  

All in all it was a pretty enjoyable experience and I'm glad I went while they still had Ice Cream Alley open! Next stop: Smorg Square — the only Smorgasburg that's still gonna be up and running when I'll be in New York next month! 

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