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Noodle Fest is back: Here’s how you can sample some of SF’s best noodles for $20

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 11, 2022

After a decade of hiatus, Hood reports that the Noodle Fest is back. City Supervisor Aaron Peskin joined business owners in North Beach and Chinatown on April 8 to unveil a billboard advertising the event next to Caffe Trieste. Billed as a chance to connect “the Far East and the Wild West,” the festival is an opportunity for small businesses to show off their food, sell merchandise and celebrate the culinary traditions of both neighborhoods. Attendees can purchase tickets for $20, with each ticket allowing them to try five noodle samples from a list of approximately 30 vendors. Celebrity judges will include chef Martin Yan, the Chronicle food critic Soleil Ho and media personality Broke-Ass Stuart.

The original Noodle Fest took place in 2010, when the first noodle passports — the punch cards given to attendees to track their samples — hit neighborhoods. This year’s event will take place on April 30 from 2-4 p.m. along historic Grant Avenue between Green Street and Pacific Avenue. Tickets are available in line and organizers expect them to sell out. In addition to eating, guests can watch “noodle demonstrations” and live music throughout the affair.

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