Yes we are shamelessly addicted to Chicken Charlie’s deep-fried bacon s’mores, and Tasti Chips doused in gooey cheese and sauce, but there are plenty of healthy (and delicious) Fair foods to try too! Here’s a quick round-up of our go-to favorites:
Healthy Food at the LA County Fair
1. Vegan Jackfruit Tacos
New this year, the Jackfruit Tacos (and nachos, tortas and bean bowls) are a must-try, whether you’re vegan or not. Refreshing, filling and just the right size, this is a vegan favorite, both at the Fair and when they’re out and about in Los Angeles.
2. Pappa’s Artisanal Woodfired Pizzas (Yes, pizza!)
Photo Cred: @pappasartisanal
Local foodie favorite Pappa’s has brought their kitchen to The Farm, whipping up delicious harvest bowls and wood-fired pizzas. Every day they select some of their ingredients straight from our Farm! It doesn’t get much fresher than that.
3. Chicken Charlie’s Maui Chicken
Chicken Charlie serves up a killer meal: grilled chicken, pineapple and rice, all arranged in a carved out pineapple shell. Might as well stock up on protein while you’re indulging your sugary and savory Fair cravings, right? There is also a shrimp option if you prefer that.
Bonus: he also offer grilled chicken kabobs, hummus and pita bread
Photo Cred: @gillbillyvegan
4. Cold Treats: Terri’s Berries, AB Sorbet and Pineapple Dole Whip
Terri’s Berries offers a variety of fruit smoothies, while AB Sorbet and the Mexican Funnel Cake stands offer gluten-free, vegan sweet treats for your enjoyment. You can find any and all of these stands using our Food Finder on our website!
Our giant coconut waters are a fan favorite! Not only are they full of electrolytes and totally hydrating, they’re also delicious! Just a sip and you’ll be craving the beaches of Hawaii.
While we are HUGE advocates of the deep-fried, battered, gooey, cheesy, decadent treats that the Fair has to offer, we highly recommend you try one of these healthy food items the next time you’re here. Equally delicious, equally satisfying, but just a tad better for your body than all the rest of our treats.
For even more healthy options like wraps, salads and smoothies, check out our Food Finder at lacountyfair.com!