Looking back, I had a pretty jam-packed weekend! Heal the Bay beach cleanup Saturday morning, DTLA Night Market that evening, then out to Redondo Beach with the family on Sunday. Pretty fantastic way to start the summer!
Our friends Albert and Patty invited us to join them for the DTLA Night Market a few weeks ago, and without hesitation, we went to purchase our pre-sale tickets. This is the first annual DTLA Night Market which was pretty much put together by the people behind the 626 Night Market — an outdoor food, merchandise, and music festival. I think this one was about 80% Asian food, but you can’t really complain. Asian food is delicious, but I may be biased.
I had some people warn me about the ridiculous lines at the 626 Night Market. A coworker said she barely got to eat anything when she went, so we made an effort to go a little early. We took the train which conveniently had a stop right across the street from the festival, and once we got in, the lines weren’t too bad. They had extensive security which was probably the longest line we stood in. I’m assuming the booths weren’t too busy because it was the first Night Market here, but there was also so much room. Booths upon booths were lined up, and as many people found themselves crawling in, there was still space to freely wander.
I think the really cool thing about this event was that it was just in Downtown L.A. Having such a variety of great food against that DTLA backdrop was pretty awesome. It brought together a unique crowd to enjoy something a little different than what’s typically done in DTLA on a Saturday night. They had live performers perform throughout the evening which were pretty enjoyable too.