Hey everyone! I’ve missed you all so much! I’m back on here with some personal stories of what I’m eating, where I’ve traveled to and fun moments in the city of Los Angeles. I want to invite you all into my latest adventure this past weekend at one of the country’s largest block parties, Taste of Soul.
The food festival brought in its 12th year of food, entertainment, awareness, and culture. The event was hosted by Los Angeles radio station KJLH 102.3 and food sold by black owned businesses in Los Angeles. I started my exploring around 11 am and ended up leaving with a full stomach by 4 pm. The festival had tons of soulful cuisine and fun activities for families and friends. I came for the food obviously, hence why I want to share with you some of the top three festival foods that I tried.
I came here with an empty stomach just to indulge in all that was offered. I immediately knew I wanted to first stop off at a soul food booth. I was so hungry that I stopped at the first Soul Food restaurant booth I seen. I ordered fried fish, mac n cheese, collard greens, and corn bread for $15 from Delicious Southern Cuisine.
I also had to keep it a bit healthy so I stopped by the Energy Smoothie Bar, which was an organic pop-up business. They sold fresh ingredients blended and served in a light bulb bottle. The Cherry Tango smoothie was creamy and tasty and was filled with cherries and pineapples. It was amazing.
An hour later I finished my food festival meal off with dessert. The banana pudding ice cream from Yummm’me Gourmet caught my eye with its sub-zero ice cream rolls. I got to watch my delicious masterpiece be created from start to finish. Right before my eyes, a liquid ice cream base that’s set on 18 degrees Celsius ice pan transformed into creamy, gorgeous rolls. As if that wasn’t enough, then they were topped off with vanilla wafers, whipped cream, and cherries. Wandering eyes gazed at my banana pudding ice cream creation, all were wondering where I ordered my deliciously creamy dish. It was visually pleasing and even more pleasing once I tried the ice cream, which took me back to my mama’s banana pudding recipe! If I could go back and order another I would have.
The day was very successful, especially when leaving with a full stomach. If you happened to attend Taste of Soul or any other food festivals, share with me some of your favorite festival foods. Stay tuned for more of my trendy adventures! Be sure to leave your comments below!