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Street Food Hit All Flavor No Grease Shut Down By Police in Watts

Apparently they got too popular

All Flavor No Grease, Watts
All Flavor No Grease in Watts
Noam Bleiweiss
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.

Bad news for folks looking to get down to Watts and try some of Keith Garrett’s cooking. The upstart All Flavor No Grease chef/owner tells fans today that he’s been shut down for the time being by police.

The initial incident that got Garrett in trouble came a week or so ago, with a patrol citing the stand for, essentially, being too popular. Folks have been lining up like mad to try All Flavor’s menu of burritos, tacos, and quesadillas, meaning that on occasion cars would end up spilling into the busy street out front and causing headaches for everyone.

Over on the All Flavor No Grease Instagram account, which carries nearly 80,000 followers, Garrett says his Watts operation on 108th Street is closed for the time being.

Eater also talked to Garrett last week at an event he helped cater in Hollywood, where he said he’ll be working overtime to try to bring either a food truck or brick and mortar location into the mix soon. Until then, he could still end up popping into random off-street gigs around town.

Of course, police issues regarding street food in Los Angeles are nothing new, though Watts has mostly been proud and permissive of what Garrett has been up to. This also isn’t the first time the All Flavor No Grease stand has had to overcome setbacks; back in 2015, one of Garrett’s best friends and co-workers was killed on the job when a shootout occurred at a house party.

If you feel like helping Garrett on his journey, there’s a GoFundMe page set up to get this food truck off the ground.

Watch: A Visit to All Flavor No Grease