San Francisco’s biggest street food event of the year is once again taking place in the Mission District with the 5th annual San Francisco Street Food Festival on August 17th. More than 70 street food vendors, local restaurants and food trucks will be on hand, covering several blocks, all happy to feed the expected thousands in attendance. The menu of items on sale is below, with larger plates at $8 and smaller bites $3.

4505 Meats – Frankaroni, Best Damn Cheeseburger
A16 – Pirichittus, Porchetta Sandwich
Aedan Foods – 358 Pickled Vegetable Cup, Fermented Bento Box
Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas – 1 Tamale, 3 Tamales
Azalina’s – Sweet Potato Dumpling, Penang Peanut Taco
Basa Seafood – Marin Miyagi Oyster, Spicy Salmon Poke
Beijing Restaurant – 2 Beijing Skewers, Rou Jia Mo (Chinese Hamburger)
Bicycle Banh Mi – Banh Cam, Slow Cooked Pork Banh Mi
Bini’s Kitchen – Sikarni, Turkey or Vegetarian Momos
Blue Bottle Coffee – Saffron Snickerdoodle Cookie, New Orleans Style Iced Coffee
Boxing Room – Corn Maque Choux, Natchitoches Meat Pie
Brass Knuckles – Prawns and Roses, Fryin Maiden
Central Kitchen – Ferment Pickles, Pig & Bunny Banh Mi
Chaac Mool – Tacos, Polcanes
Cholo Soy – Papa a la Huancaina, Peruvian Ceviche
Clairesquares – Clairesquares 3-Pack Milk or Dark Chocolate, Bay Chai Iced Chai Tea
Crème Brulee Cart – Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, Kentucky Creme Brulee
Curry Up Now – Samosas, Tikka Masala Burrito
D’Maize – Pupusa, Chicken Skewer
Delicioso Creperie – Nutella & Berries Sauce, Dulce de Leche Crepe
Don Bugito – Three Twins Vanilla Ice Cream, Don Bugito Tacos
El Buen Comer – Tamal, Huarache
El Huarache Loco – Taco de Alambre, Huarache de Nopal
El Nuevo Frutilandia – Mini Pastel Puertorriquenos, Cubano Sandwich
El Pipila – Taco de Papa, 2 Sopes
El Tonayese – Tacos, Burritos, Tortas & Quesedillas
Eleganza Catering – Chicken Salad Sandwich, Eleganza’s Ceviche
Endless Summer Sweets – Kettle Corn, Funnel Cake
Estrellita’s Snacks – Tamal, Pupusa con Casamiento
Good Foods Catering – Southern Gourmet Jambalaya, Fried Smoked Chicken w/ Bacon BBQ Sauce
Hapa Ramen – Sweet Corn Pudding, Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich
Hapa SF – Lumpia Shanghai, Lechon Burrito
Heirloom Café – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie, Pulled Pork Sandwich
Hella Vegan Eats – Lusty Lovers Taco, Doughnut Burger
Il Cane Rosso – Spicy Pickled Quail Egg, Tommyfield Market Fish & Chips
Jarred SF Brine – Fried Pickled Green Beans, Jarred’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Kasa Indian Eatery – Bhel Puri, Kati Roll
Kika’s Treats – Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana, Brazilian Cheese Bread Sliders
Kung Fu Tacos – Chicken or Veggie Taco, Chicken or Veggie Burrito
La Luna Cupcakes – Mini Cupcakes, Cake Pops
La Torta Gorda – Quezadilla, Tamla con mole
La Victoria Bakery Corp. – Tres Leches Goats Milk Blueberry Parfait, Goats/Milk Custard Cornet, Mexican Macaroon, Mexican Conchaca, Mini Conchas, Mini Macaroons, Linzer Jam Prickly Pear Cookie
Lers Ros – Larb Kai, Kai Yang
Let’s Be Frank – Hot Dog
LIBA Falafel – Sweet Potato Fries, Falafel Sandwich
Los Cilantros – Elotes, Ceviche
Maite Catering – Arepa de Choclo, Arepa Rellena
Marla Bakery – 3 Cookies, Strawberry, Almond and Lemon Verbena Parfait
Maya Luna/PODER – Fish Taco, Bistec Ranchero
MEDA – Churros Mexicanos, Tortas Mexicana
Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement – Sweet Cornbread Bites, Gumbo w/ Steamed Rice
Mozzeria – Burrata, Margherita Pizza
Namu Street Food – The “Real” Korean Taco, Okonomiyaki
Neo Cocoa – 2 Piece Popular Box, 5 Piece Tasters’ Box
Nojo – Nojo Fries, Esabeche of Karaage
Nombe Izakaya – Takoyaki, Ramen Burger
Nopalito – Esquites, Totopos con Chile y Picadillo
Onigilly – Onigilly Rice Balls, Onigilly Combo
Osha Thai – Thai Samosa/Veggie Crispy Roll, Pumpkin Curry
Pig & Pie – German Potato Salad, Bratwurst w/ Sauerkraut
Pinx – Maple Glazed Bacon, Bananas Foster Waffle
Radio Africa & Kitchen – Seven Vegetable Tagine, Grilled Flank Steak
Rice Paper Scissors – Grilled Baby Octopus, Beef/Mushroom Pho Rolls
Ritual Coffee Roasters – Black Jet Pastries
Sal de Vida Gourmet – Rice Mixes, Soups, Culinary Finishing Salt
Senor Sisig – Sisig Taco, Sisig w/ Steam Rice
State Bird Provisions – Spicy Summer Tomato Giardinier, Hand Pulled Garlic Bread w/ Burrata
Sweets Collection – Tequila Jelly Shots
Tacolicious – Calabasitas, Costillas
Taino’s – Black Bean & Banana Empanadas, 3 lechon Sliders
Three Twins Ice Cream – Ice Cream Cup, Ice Cream Sandwiches
Tio Chilos – Tostadita de Tinga, Grilled Quail
To Hyang LLC – Jolmyun, Spicy Pork Ribs
Wise Sons Deli – Chocolate Babka
Yvonne’s Southern Sweets – Pecan Praline, Southern Pies
Zella’s Soulful Kitchen – Jilled-Up Hush Puppies, Buffalo Blue Chicken Sandwich

The food festival runs from 11:00am – 7:00pm and is being held on Folsom Street, between 20th and 26th streets and from 21st to 25th streets between Treat and Shotwell streets.

As is always the case, organizers suggest buying a passport for the event.  The passports come at different pricing levels and are especially great if you’re attending with a group of friends.

While the Saturday festival is the main event, La Cocina is also holding a Night Market on Friday.  The event, which debuted last year, is a smaller gathering offering plenty of great food, music and games.  It will once again be held at the Alemany Farmer’s Market from 6:00-10:00pm.  The entrance fee is $35, with food and drinks under $10.  The event benefits La Cocina.

And to wrap up the weekend, La Cocina is hosting the 2013 Food & Entrepreneurship Conference on Sunday, with this year’s theme being “Women, Work & Food.”  The conference is a gathering of the minds, with several featured speakers, a brunch and conversation about street food and how to make food businesses thrive and grow.  It will be held at SOMArts (934 Brannan Street) on Sunday, August 18 from 10:00am – 6:30pm.