Artisanal LA was a weekend long event with community shopping and tasting experience showcasing the city’s finest local, sustainable and handmade edibles. Taking place downtown at the penthouse of downtown’s historic Cooper Building, the artisanal shopping extravaganza featured dozens of great vendors selling their sauces, rubs, cheeses, chocolates, pies, cookies, unique butters and jams, and handmade crafted items.
A few favorites from the day included bacon and “Couch Mix” from Cast Iron Gourmet, pies from I Heart Pies, Compartes always wonderful Chocolates, and some cola and cold brew coffee caffeinated amazement from the team at The Cheese Cave.
The showcase, put on by the same folks who brought you the successful LA Street Food Fest, was another great event. I could have spent two days there. The great thing was, your ticket included both days! So if your taste buds and wallet needed a break from browsing the twisting rows of vendors, there were several demos and panels going throughout both days of the event. Like a Lindy & Grundy heritage meat butchering demo, craft beers panels, pickling demos, wine pairing workshops, and other various chef demos. A few photos from some of our favorite productds are showcased below, or check out the full set on Flickr.