Los Angeles Street Food: A History from Tamaleros to Taco Trucks

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Los Angeles is the uncontested street food champion of the United States, and it isn't even a fair fight. Millions of hungry locals and wide-eyed tourists take to the streets to eat tacos, down bacon-wrapped hot dogs and indulge in the latest offerings from a fleet of gourmet food trucks and vendors. Dating back to the late nineteenth century when tamale men first hawked their fare from pushcarts and wagons, street food is now a billion-dollar industry in L.A.—and it isn't going anywhere! So hit the streets and dig in with local food writer Farley Elliott, who tackles the sometimes dicey subject of street food and serves up all there is to know about the greasy, cheesy, spicy and everything in between.
ISBN: 9781626199910
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Palate
Images: 82
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Farley Elliott is a longtime food, drink and travel writer based in Los Angeles. While searching for the best street food, tacos, burgers and beer, he wrote weekly taco reviews for Serious Eats and burger rankings for LAist before branching out to strip mall eateries, restaurant news and larger print features for LA Weekly. Currently, Farley is a senior editor at Eater, sharing the daily restaurant scoop and highlighting the best that L.A.'s food scene has to offer.
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