Delicious comeback for Taste Sept. 19

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

THIS YEAR’S event will feature 17 participating eateries.

HopeNet will joyfully present 2022’s Taste of Larchmont Mon., Sept. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. This is an extra-special year, as the event is returning after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus and is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Executive director Brandy Muñiz says, “It’s been so long since we’ve been able to do our event. We look forward to seeing everyone and are so grateful to the Larchmont eateries for supporting HopeNet.” Muñiz adds that the night will have a celebratory birthday-feel this year with balloons and signage to celebrate the 30th anniversary.

A balloon arch will welcome the night’s patrons to Taste of Larchmont’s pavilion, which will be set up in the parking lot between Bellacures, at 205 N. Larchmont Blvd., and Burger Lounge, at 217 N. Larchmont Blvd.

The pavilion will serve as the event’s home base. There, participants can check in and buy event tickets and will receive a “passport” on which all participating eateries will be listed. Raffle tickets to win (among other things) gift cards to the night’s eateries will be for sale as well. Guests will be able to gather there to enjoy coffee, water, juices, pizza and a multitude of desserts.
After ticket holders have received their passports, the deliciousness truly begins! The night will be spent promenading the Boulevard, stopping to nosh at any, or all, of the 17 participating eateries. Event goers will present their passports to be stamped at each location and will then receive whatever delectable fare has been prepared for this special event.

This year’s restaurants include: El Cholo; Esco’s Pizza; Fanciful Fine Food and Gift Baskets; Go Get Em Tiger; Great White; Vernetti; Holey Grail Donuts; Levain Bakery; Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams; Kiku Sushi; La Brea Bakery; Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits and Cheese; Le Pain Quotidien; Louise’s Trattoria; McKenna Bakery; Peet’s Coffee and Sweetfin.

Proceeds from Taste of Larchmont will go directly to purchasing food for Hope-Net’s pantries based in the area.
“It’s the best way to make your donation money go the furthest,” says Muñiz. The organization’s website states that in 2021 it distributed 4.1 million pounds of food to Angelenos in need.

Because HopeNet buys for 12 pantries instead of one, it is able to take full advantage of the funds and give help to many people experiencing food insecurity. Through the pantries, food is distributed to anyone who needs the free healthy food HopeNet has been providing since its inception in 1988.

This event is one of the things that make our area feel like a true community. Says past Taste attendee Patti Carroll, “The Taste of Larchmont has always been the event to kick off the end of summer and the beginning of fall. It’s one of the best ways to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while, while also supporting local businesses and HopeNet. It’s neighborhood support for a neighborhood cause.”

Tickets can be purchased in the pavilion at the event for $50, or can be purchased prior to the event for $50 plus a $5 processing fee at

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