This summer, the original and largest night market in the United States returns to the San Gabriel Valley with even more food, booze, live music, games, and art and crafts than ever before.
Based on the famous night bazaars of Asia, 626 Night Market‘s 200+ vendors span everything from traditional Taiwanese street foods and Japanese takoyaki to Asian/Mexican fusion creations, donuts, churros, ice cream and so much more.
It’s set to be their biggest yet, as they celebrate five delicious years of food and community. Here’s our tips for what to snack and sip on while you’re there.
Fresh oysters from Poppa’s Fresh Fish:
Korean BBQ burger from Glee Donuts and Burgers:
Live uni bowl from Beach Live:
Japanese wagyu dogs, bowls, or yakisoba noodles from Kobe Wagyu Freaks:
Rainbow ice cream churro from The Naughty Churro:
Fulfill all of your unicorn needs from @thenaughtychurro with their RAINBOW ICE CREAM CHURRO! ??? They will also debut their new cotton candy churro ice cream sandwich, a cotton candy flavored churro bun topped with an edible butterfly and edible glitter. Check out their wild food creations at C12 this weekend July 22nd-24th. ?: @lovetram
Strawberry cookie sundae from Everything Chocolate Chip Cookie:
Lightbulb slushies from Squidies:
DAY ONE, FOURTH OF SEVEN EVENTS BEGIN! Open this weekend July 22nd-24th, Fri & Sat 4pm-1am, Sun 4pm-11pm. Admission $3 cash at the door. Free parking. Enter through Gates 3 & 5 on Huntington or Gate 8 on Baldwin. Less congestion at the East Entrance by Gate 5. Most vendors accept cash only. Temps are expected to soar so check out our many drinks and desserts like these slushies in a lightbulb from @squidies626 at C3! ?: @chipin3641
626 Night Market takes place in California’s San Gabriel Valley over four big weekends. Get in on the festivities July 1-3, July 22-24, August 5-7, and September 2-4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.
- Story by Ariel Katz