La Cocina, the non-profit that helped launch the careers of Nite Yun and Heena Patel, is throwing its annual street food festival this weekend.

The lineup is women-centric, with 90% of the participants representing the Bay Area’s community of female chefs. The festival poses some difficult choices, as there are over 30 vendors featuring delicious goodies. So be selective!

Reem Assil of Oakland’s Reem’s and Dyafa will be serving her famous Pali Cali Man’oushe (flatbread with sumac-braised chicken) and Batata Hara (fries with garlic oil and Aleppo pepper), Yun, whose restaurant Nyum Bai just made it into Bon Appetit Magazine’s Best New Restaurants in America list, will offer her singular lemongrass skewers, and Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell’s Southern Movement, a new vendor at the Emeryville food market, will feed the crowds her unforgettable rosemary fried chicken.

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We are proud to announce our participation in La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival! Come to the Bay Area’s best food event of the year on October 13th to try our #NoodleGirl Fresh Rolls along with tasty bites from over thirty local chefs. It’s good that this festival starts at 11am and ends at 7pm because this will be a jam-packed day of eating, drinking, and celebrating equity in the culinary world. It's time to knock down barriers to success in the industry. Buy your tickets now at www.sfstreetfoodfest.com be cause this event quickly sells out and reaches capacity. We look forward to sharing this delicious and incredible experience with you! 🧡 — Tickets are still on sale! Buy yours at www.sfstreetfoodfest.com — #sfstreetfoodfestival #freshrolls #vietnamesefood #lacocinasf

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Ready to discover a new flavor? Among the newcomer vendors, you’ll find Katletki, a catering enterprise solely dedicated to a unique Russian spin on meatballs, traditional Syrian food from Old Damascus Fare, soulful sandwiches from Pinky & Red’s, and tamales from La Guerrera Kitchen.

La Cocina Street Food Festival
Saturday, October 13th, 11am – 7pm
The Powerstation, 420 23rd Street

Tickets are $6 in advance, $10 at the event

See the complete list of food vendors.