Where to Eat at Taste of Soul, Tomorrow on Crenshaw

Jambalaya with andouille and shrimp
Jambalaya with andouille and shrimp Photo: The Marmot via Flickr Creative Commons

The 4th Annual Taste of Soul, L.A.’s biggest block party and soul food festival, swings onto Crenshaw tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between MLK and Rodeo. Last year, over 100,000 people came to hear live music, shop, commune, reason, and of course, eat. There will be dozens of food vendors from L.A.’s southern, Cajun, and soul food restaurants representing, but we thought we’d name a few stand out stands to make navigating the crush of people and salesman easier, allowing you to grab a great quick bite then get outta dodge and the predicted heat. Take a look at what’s cooking tomorrow that we enthusiastically recommend.

Taste of Soul
Saturday, October 17, 2009
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Between King & Rodeo
On Crenshaw Blvd.

Recommended Food Stands

The Cobbler Lady- Cakes, cookies, and fruit cobblers from Crenshaw’s own nearly 20 year old store.

Harold and Belle’s- Upscale Cajun cuisine from South Central’s finest makers of jambalaya and gumbo.

Island Girl Jamaican- Jamaican barbecue to add certain spice to your Saturday.

JR’s BBQ- Culver City’s long-standing slow-cooked barbecue in the Memphis-style.

Louisiana Catfish - We don’t know the place, but can you really skip catfish at a soul food festival?

Perkins Cajun Sausage-The same thing goes for Andouille.

Shabazz Seafood -Guaranteed to have fresh shrimp like at their Leimert Park space, which had closed to become strictly a caterer last we’d checked.

Uncle Darrow’s -One of L.A.’s best Cajun eateries, serving family recipes, will come over from Venice, grab their Zeke Po’Boy if they have it, or as many shrimp as you can afford.

Where to Eat at Taste of Soul, Tomorrow on Crenshaw