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A Rad New Documentary Showcases South LA's Street Food Renaissance

Complex’s new series Food Grails goes deep with some of the city’s best

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.

There is no denying the draw of South LA’s underground food scene right now, from the charismatic Keith Garrett of All Flavor No Grease to the DIY mentality of the Trap Kitchen team. Now Complex’s First We Feast food imprint is getting into the mix with the new above video, showing off not only Garrett but the whole movement and it’s massive explosion.

Much of the success of South LA’s new African-American-driven food movement is thanks to social media, where guys like Mr. Fries Man carry upwards of 75,000 followers eager to try his stuff. He’s now moved into a full-fledged Gardena restaurant space, while Garrett of All Flavor No Grease (who is closing in on 100,000 Instagram followers) has officially launched his first food truck, and tells Complex he’s got plans for at least 39 more.

Check out the interesting video above to get a taste of what you’ll find happening well south of the 10 Freeway. Then, if you aren’t already there, hop in your car and make the drive — it’s more than worth it.