Creative Comfort Food Shines at A La Carte & Art Street Fair

Mountain View Festival a Showcase for International Classics, American Originality

fresh roasted corn

Enjoy fresh roasted corn on the cob, grilled chicken chicken and pork kebabs and much more!

grilled chicken skewers

The artists and craftspeople won’t be the only creative participants at downtown Mountain View’s A La Carte & Art spring street fair, taking place May 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street. More than a dozen food vendors will be whipping up enticingly inventive dishes that will make this street fair a culinary adventure.

Festival fans always flock to the California Corn Roast booth where the aroma of fresh roasted corn on the cob entices passersby and baked potatoes beckon with their line-up of satisfying stuffings. And who can pass up a bacon-wrapped hot dog?

Cool off with some savory soft serve ice cream and root beer floats from Twisted K’s.

Gaspacho’s offers a Mexican classic street treat: mango-on-a-stick sprinkled with chili powder, lime juice and salt. This year they’re also offering strawberries on a stick from their family farm in Watsonville. Like a fruity gazpacho soup, they put together a refreshing and surprising combination of chunked mango and strawberry with bits of carrots, cucumbers and jicama.

Hawaii BBQ is a festival fave for their crispy chicken and pork kebabs marinated in a secret family recipe for teriyaki sauce. The all-meat sticks will be served over fluffy jasmine rice.

Stick-N-Grilled has attracted a steady flow of fans year after year with its succulent skewers of teriyaki chicken, offered with an optional bowl of rice or noodles, or rolled with crispy veggies into a wrap. 

Succulent seafood is on the menu at Gourmet Faire, with a choice of tender calamari or crab fries, along with garlic fries and corndogs.

“Crêpe” is just the French way to say “pancake,” though in France they fancy them up with fillings like spinach and cheese or cherries and whipped cream. At Lemoine Crêperie you’ll be able to mix and match to your heart’s delight.

Hot & Sizzling Grill stuffs its pita with grilled chicken, lamb or falafel, crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes and tzatziki. Their stick-to-your-ribs fried chicken tender plate comes with fried mozzarella sticks, French fries and jalapeños.

Festivalgoers looking for a quick, nonfat refresher can visit Posh Bagel of Almaden, not for bagels, but for refreshing Hawaiian shave ice in every fruity flavor imaginable, as well as thirst-quenching fruit drinks and drippingly sweet pineapple-on-a-stick.

hot dogs, sausages and a variety of fabulous street foodAroma Concessions celebrates the season with hearty tri-tip sandwiches, giant turkey legs, hot dogs, and garlic fries. Vegetarians will love their Portobello mushroom sandwiches and their fried calamari will satisfy anybody’s seafood cravings. Leave room for some of their crispy artichokes and zucchini.

The Roasted Corn booth is the spot for fish and chips, calamari, shrimp, oysters, fried chicken, garlic fries and funnel cakes.

Offering another taste of the aloha state is Kona Ice, a shave-ice truck with twelve flavors on tap. The talented Kona Ice team can concoct up to 100 flavors by mixing the syrups in different combinations. Their syrups are only 25 calories per serving and are infused with vitamins C and D.

Kettle corn is an absolute festival fave that calls out to just about everyone, and Sandy’s Pop Shop pops the good stuff like nobody.

A La Carte and Art Mountain View

Spring into Festival Season!
May 5–6, 2018 10am to 6pm
Castro Street, Mountain View, CA