Held at the venerable Alemany Farmer’s Market, the Second Annual Night Market, part of the Street Food Festival, is a prelude to the main event on Saturday. But those in attendance will be allowed to try street food from all different cultures, in a much more intimate setting.

Last year’s debut of the Night Market was a huge success. The event, which benefits La Cocina, offers food from both restaurants and vendors, many of which are also participating in Saturday’s Street Food Festival. This year, the Night Market is offering dishes from six different locations around the world:

American (South)
Jim N Nick’s BBQ, Skylight Inn BBQ, Scott’s BBQ, Helen’s BBQ, Sugarfoot Grits, Zella’s Soulful Kitchen, Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement, Comstock Saloon, 4505 Meats.

Latin America
Nopalito, Sabores del Sur, Estrellita’s Snacks, Kika’s Treats, Zepeda Foods, Mijita, Los Cilantros, Sal de Vida, Maite Catering.

East Asia
Onigilly, Aedan Fermented, To Hyang, Nojo, Hopscotch, Bicycle Banh Mi

Mediterranean/Africa
Zare at Fly Trap, Fifth Floor, Love & Hummus, Chiefo’s Kitchen, Eji’s Ethiopian, Amawele’s South African Kitchen

Europe (East and West)
Anda Piroshki, Locanda, A16 Rockridge, Little Red Riding Truck, Saint & Olive

Southeast Asia/China
Brandon Jew (formerly of Bar Agricole), Alex Ong (formerly of Betelnut), Mission Chinese Food, Azalina’s, Suvir Saran, Bini’s Kitchen

There will be a beer garden from Whole Foods Market’s Steep Brew program, craft cocktail from the Rye on the Road team, bar games and live music as well. Bring cash or credit card for food and drinks throughout the evening and a jacket, as it got pretty chilly last year. Tickets are $35 and La Cocina is providing a free round-trip shuttle ride from Mission Pie (at the corner of 25th and Mission streets). Those interested can click the shuttle option when they purchase tickets online here. The Night Market takes place on Friday, August 16 from 6-10pm.