Long Beach Ube Fest returns to East Village for a flavorful second year
The vibrant and flavorful world of ube is about to take center stage once again as the second annual Long Beach Ube Fest descends upon the East Village on Sept. 30, Saturday.
The best part? Admission is free. However, be prepared to embark on a culinary adventure as a plethora of food, beverage, and retail items embracing the purple yam will be available for purchase.
Local eateries from Long Beach will be present to showcase their creative ube offerings alongside food vendors from beyond the city’s borders.
East Village Cafe, a charming local haunt, will introduce its ube banana latte, complementing its classic blueberry banana ube smoothie. Meanwhile, Little Coyote will entice taste buds with ube cannoli, a fusion of tradition and innovation.
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And the sweet tooth isn’t forgotten, too. Rose Park Roasters‘ downtown location will be a hub of ube-inspired treats featuring Twelve Basketfuls, renowned for its ube cheese brigadeiro cake, and Kat Kat X Mochi, a charming San Diego-based business specializing in ube butter mochi.
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But the festival isn’t just about food though; it’s a complete sensory experience. Live music will infuse the atmosphere with upbeat rhythms, while shopping vendors will offer unique finds to peruse.
So mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the delightful world of ube at the 2nd Annual Long Beach Ube Fest.