Preview: The Spring 2014 Artisanal LA

Posted: April 25, 2014 in Bacon, Dessert, Drinks, Events, Food, Los Angeles, Wine
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Artisanal LA returns for its semiannual show this weekend at LA Mart in Downtown Los Angeles. Featuring the latest and greatest of artisan food and drinks in Southern California, this designer edibles fair brings together the latest trends in food, drinks, fashion, accessories, and more. Hundreds of artists, chefs, bakers, designers, and more from across the world showcase their goods and sell their wonderful products to all the attendees. Last year, the organizers had invited so many vendors that they not only took up an entire floor to fill up all the space, but they ended up utilizing another floor, creating two full floors of content for all the attendees.

The bulk of the vendors set up on the 2nd floor of the LA Mart building, while the organizers reserve the 11th floor for workshops, demos, panels, tastings, and more. The 2nd floor features aisles after aisles full of vendors in each little space, all vying for attendees to try their goods, and hopefully generate a fan out of them. Due to the enclosed space with no industrial ventilation, most of the food arrived premade, or as cold/room temperature goods; a wagyu beef table proved the only real exception of cooking their food on the premises. From refreshing soft drinks to chocolates to ice cream to grass-fed beef to cakes and beyond, Artisanal LA truly exhibits the best of local Southern Californian flavor. Words cannot fully depict all that transpires at Artisanal LA, so take an abridged tour through the 2nd floor from last year’s Artisanal LA here:

Up on the 11th floor, attendees can find demos, workshops, panels, and a few other odds and ends. A mini café set up in the middle of the space would serve sandwiches and wraps all constructed with local ingredients. For all the surrounding space, attendees had to look for a schedule that listed the programs and times that would take place at each spot.

Find the latest trends in food, drinks, fashion, accessories, and more at this designer fair this weekend. See dozens of artists, chefs, bakers, designers, and more from across the world showcasing their goods and selling their wonderful products. Admission to this all-ages event costs $12 presale and $15 at the door. If buying presale, use promo code ebfan to save 30% off the presale price! Parking at the venue costs $15 per vehicle, but visitors can either search for other parking lots or street meters, or take public transportation to save on commute costs.

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