August 17, 2013

San Francisco, CA

La Cocina was born out of the entrepreneurial spirit of women vendors in San Francisco’s Mission District. These women launched businesses out of their homes, on the streets, or wherever they could find the spaces to do it. Beginning in 2005, La Cocina advocated for progressive city policies that would allow these chefs to formally bring their products to the marketplace. This festival is a celebration of the taste, the heart, and the commitment of these vendors, the small San Francisco business owners who have supported this community of eaters. It’s a community that believes this kind of food and the food trucks, carts, and informal entrepreneurs make San Francisco one of the tastiest food cities in the world.

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