DEL MAR, California – A foodie’s dream comes true as a popular night market with tens of thousands of fans comes to San Diego County for the first time.
gourmet countrya series of events that began in Berkeley in 2019 will serve up a delicious array of multicultural food May 13-15 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
The night market brings together over 120 food vendors with more than 50 retail stalls, art, games and entertainment.
Organizer Michelle Tung said Foodieland’s culinary offerings are like food you’d find at a county fair “and then some,” ranging from classic treats like oversized hot dogs and fries to trendier fare with a particular emphasis on Asian and Mexican kitchen is enough.
“Instagram-compatible” and “innovative” are the keywords here.
The event’s delicious Instagram showcases dishes ranging from king prawns and oysters to cheesesteaks, chicken skins, potato swirls, bao buns and yakisoba noodles.
Don’t forget dessert: try paletas, cake pops, ube ice cream and mini pancakes dressed like sundaes. Wash it all down with fresh juices, tropical smoothies or a boba tea.
Tung’s tip for beginners? Divide and conquer. Previous events have drawn thousands of eager foodies and the lines are inevitably long.
Aside from being patient, groups should come up with a plan, highlight each vendor they want to visit, and then split into pairs or go alone to all stand in line at the same time. Then they can meet again in the middle and enjoy the loot sooner, Tung said.
To keep up to date while attending, people can also follow Gourmet country on social media. The organizers will provide live updates on their Instagram story and share news about the shortest and longest queues.
The gates open on Friday from 3pm to 11pm, on Saturday from 1pm to 11pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 10pm.
You Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Admission is $5 and free for children under 5 years old. Del Mar Fairgrounds charges $10 for onsite parking at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard.
Some stalls only take cash, so it’s a good idea to bring some paper money with you. If you forget, there are ATMs on site.
Pets are not allowed, only service animals.
Find out more and buy tickets at the Foodieland San Diego website.
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