As an internationally renowned media company that specifically prioritizes Asian voices, it comes as no surprise that 88rising is on the constant lookout for artists who are seizing the music scene with their ingenious talent to perform at their Head In the Clouds Music & Arts Festival — but who said that their search for addictive innovation stops at just music?
Along with an incredible lineup of artists representing an abundance of Asian countries, the festival will also be offering a meticulously crafted selection of eateries that showcase the deep roots and rich histories behind Asian culture. From pizza Bao Buns to Lechon Musubi – here are four Head In The Clouds food vendors that you can’t miss!
With placements in nationwide supermarkets, features on Buzzfeed and Food Beast, and a first-of-its-kind “Baozza” vending machine, his modern take on bao is as inventive as it gets. Perfect for on-the-go snacking, or sitting and enjoying at the tables in the Night Market, Baozza has a flavor for everyone: from classic pepperoni to cheesy spinach— these delicious bundles of goodness promise to deliver the best of Italian and Asian cuisine.
Known for championing the title of “the bay areas favorite musubi,” Supreme Musubi has five flavors of this popular Asian treat that are sure to water your mouth. Supreme Musubi has five flavors of musubi (Classic, Supreme, Fire, Keto, and Lechon Kawali) that are perfectly portioned for festivalgoers to grab a quick bite in between performances!
Another “on-the-go” option includes Shake Ramen. Served in sealed boba cups, this restaurant’s quirky presentation is what not only draws people in but keeps them coming back. With the menu comprised of build-your-own bowls, sides, and beverages, Shake Ramen is an entirely customizable experience that you can have fun making, and even more fun shaking.
Along with these previous players from 626 Night Market, 88rising is also introducing festival-goers to some Los Angeles staples including:
Founded on the appreciation of mixing culture and nostalgia, it’s no surprise that Bopomofo has gained its spot as a specialty vendor at the festival. From mango lemonades to Mapo tofu tots, Bopomofo Cafe has proven itself as a much-beloved spot for Asian Americans that brings back memories through its delicious dishes and drinks.
The Boba Village
If you find yourself thirsty— Head In The Clouds has your back with their newest edition: The Boba Village. Comprised of six local boba shops, including Bobaful, Factory Tea Bar, Hey Hey, MILK + T, Sunright Tea Studio, and Trà Space, the Boba Village is the sweetest end to a full day of feasting and festival-ing!
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