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Here's Smorgasburg's Incredible Vendor Lineup in Downtown LA

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The first crop of vendors includes Wes Avila, Eric Greenspan, and Carnitas El Momo

Smorgasburg LA, Downtown
Smorgasburg LA, Downtown
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Would you look at this massive lineup for Smorgasburg LA? Over on our Eater LA Instagram we’ve been teasing out all the new vendors that have been approved for the upcoming Downtown food hall-like concept, but now you can find the entire list (so far) right here in one handy place. And boy, is it a doozy already.

Not only will massively popular names like Wes Avila (Guerrilla Tacos) and pastry dreamboat Nicole Rucker (Cofax, the upcoming Rucker’s Pie) be doing their thing, local favorites like Carnitas Y Birria El Momo and Donut Friend will be showing up as well. The erstwhile pop-up Porridge & Puffs is making a new weekly home for itself, while Eric Greenspan of Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese plans to expand his cheese sandwiches to the big new operation.

Here’s the full list:

Art of Tea
Belly & Snout
Big Mozz
Bombay Sandwich Co.
Bub and Grandma's Bread
Burritos La Palma
Carnitas Y Birria El Momo
Donut Friend
Elvio’s Chimichurri
goa taco
Greenspans Grilled Cheese
Guerrilla Tacos
Little Branch Foods
Little Spoon Frozen Pudding
Mama Musubi
Monsieur Egg
Porridge & Puffs
Primera Taza Lonches
Ramen Burger
Rucker's Pie
Smoke Loaf & Saucer
Stand Coffee
Sticky Rice
Three Jerks Jerky
Todo Verde
Ugly Drum Pastrami
Venice Cold Brew
We Have Noodles

Of course the Smorgasburg team is far from done. All told, they’d like to have 100 operating vendors ready to serve by opening day, which is June 19. From there, plans are to serve every Sunday on the grounds of the Alameda Produce Market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The whole concept, for those unfamiliar, matches with the Brooklyn original Smorgasburg, which was founded in 2011. A few favorites from that site — Ramen Burger, Bog Mozz Sticks, etc. — have even made the trek out west to this new location.

Smorgasburg LA is ultimately one step in a larger development coming to the area called ROW DTLA, which will help to transform Alameda Square into a massive mixed-use development. The plan for now is to keep Smorgasburg running year-round on Sundays, as the rest of the area continues to grow into what the ROW hopes to ultimately become. And if you’re worried about getting in and out with construction going on, fear not: there’s apparently a 5,000-car parking garage, ready for use.

Smorgasburg LA
746 Market Court
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