California Festivals

Los Angeles Taste of Soul

October 15, 2022 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

4101 Crenshaw (Walmart address for mapping) or
Crenshaw Blvd (near intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) between Stocker and Rodeo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free admission

If you're looking to spend a leisurely Saturday with half a million of your neighbors, then get yourself down to Taste of Soul food, music and lifestyle festival in Los Angeles! From delicious Southern dishes to incredible voices singing the most beautiful songs on the Planet, the family festival delivers soul.

2022 Entertainment

Troop, Lakeside featuring Mark Wood, Midnight Star, Soul Play, DW3, B Terrell & VIP, Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum, Spirit Of David, J Kingdom, FM2 & International, Ruff Endz, Kenny Latimore, Elijah Blake, Noel Gourdin, Erica Campbell plus Children's World

2022 Food

818 Plates, Ann's Creole Candies, Bait and Bites Fried Fish, Belly Boyz, Big B's Bobbies Q, Bred's Hot Chicken, Brittle Dittle, Brown Sugah's Cafe, Dippity Donuts, Exotic Fever HotSauce, Billy Edwards, California Fish Market, D's Tipsy Tacos, Diamond's Got Sweets, Flavors of East Africa, Food Genie, Fun Time Kettle, Luv N' Crockett, Happy Ice, Honey K's Eatery &Katering, Irie Jerk Shack, Juice & Merch, Just Wright BBQ, Kelly's Q, LLC., Krumblez Cookie Co., Landons-Whitehouse, Los Colorines, Luv N' Popcorn, Mexico Lindo Y Que Rico, MIA, Mr. Fries Man, Mussels and Pearls, Crustees, MY3 Deb Catering, Ne Conaway Peanuts, Philly Gourmet Ice, Pie on the Flyy LLC, Pucker Up, Rafikiz Foodz, Roll Wit It Eggrolls, Shabazz Good Food, Queen Squeeze Lemonade, Slap Ur Momma Margarita, LLC, The Cookie Dip Company, The Cupcake Junkie, The Kobbler King, The Real Mr. Potato Man, Throwdown Soulfood, The Seafood Shack, Umami Cheese Company, Uncle Artie's Chicken Wings, Unforgettable Lemonade, Vurger Guys, What The Funnel Cake, 3 Snaps BBQ

Vendors & Services

Jewelry, body sculpting, beads, boho clothing, black hippie, custom crocs, art, framing, serums & scrubs, hats, handbags & accessories, bracelets, tshirt printing, children's books, candles, sprays, oils, African, vegan nail polish, crystals, herbs, quilts, recycled, lipstick, custom jewelry, hoodies, hair care, teas, furniture, construction, foster care, travel and resort, recruitment, counseling, worship, home buying, allergy assistance, cosmotology

Attendance is expected to exceed 400,000 visitors. Wow! What's amazing about the festival is its focus on community and the talents that shine. An annual Starquest talent singing competition for two age groups,  ages 5-17 years and 18+, allows rising stars to earn exposure, experience and prize awards.

What is it? What's it about? The Taste of Soul features lip-smacking, finger-licking food prepared by chefs who know how to cook! Southern favorites such as candied yams, sweet potato pie, crawfish dressing, fried chicken, jerk chicken, crab cakes, red beans and rice, crawfish and corn chowder, peach desserts, ribs, and so much more are sold at booths and food trucks along the street. Find new restaurants and caterers all in one location.

Keeping it simple is the recipe of this successful family oriented festival. Starquest talent singing competition is open to anyone who likes to sing. At the event you see the best of the best perform. Los Angeles is the epicenter of gospel artistry as you'll see when some of the finest gospel talents and choirs get the audience up on their feet and moving to the beat with inspired performances.


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