Taste of Soul

A Taste of Soul will be located in the Fan Fest area of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, which anyone can enter free with sign-up. In addition to the dozens of local African-American restaurants that will be selling foods from everything such as red beans and rice and jerked and fried chicken to pecan pies and peach cobblers, the Taste of Taste of Soul stage will feature cooking demonstrations by top LA chefs, food competitions and daily raffles for tickets to see the night's headline acts. Below are just a few of the vendors that will be onsite serving delicious African-American cuisines:

Burgers & BBQ

Johnston’s Bar B Q, Big Ronnie’s BBQ, Grandma’s House Catering, Thai and Hawaiian BBQ, B.D. Burgers

Cultural Cuisine at Taste of Soul

Cultural Cuisine

New Orleans Bill, Wi Jammin, Indian Grill, Irie Choice Caribbean Cuisine, Tamales Dona Tere


Boone’s Fabulous Fried Fish, California Fish Market, Harold & Belle’s, Young Ladies With Potential, Bourbon Street Fish & Grill

Healthy & Light at Taste of Soul

Healthy & Light

Bac 2 Basic, LeSassier Catering & Juice It Up!

Soul Food at Taste of Soul

Soul Food

Dulan’s, Big Tasty Legs, LeSassier Catering, Chef Marilyn Soul Food Express

Deserts at Taste of Soul


Big Kone Huna, Kobbler King, Sweet Red Peach, Fun Time Kettle Corn