If You Love Conchas, Concha Con Needs To Be On Your List Of Conventions And Here’s Why
Can you imagine a food festival dedicated only to conchas? Well it happened and it was more amazing than you think. The 2nd annual Concha Con was hosted on June 23 at the Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights, California. More than 60 vendors sold delicious Latinx treats, particularly conchas, obviously. But the event was more than just edible conchas. It truly is a concha aficionados dream come true. Check out how the event went down.
First, and most obviously, there were all kinds of conchas to enjoy.CREDIT: Javier Rojas/ mitú
Bread might just empty carbs but there was no empty stomachs by the end of the event. It was the concha-themed food festival for the ages. Is there any question why they have already celebrated their second year?
Of course, there were cooking classes.CREDIT: Javier Rojas/ mitú
Chef Sandra Garcia was on hand to teach people how to make sweet bread from scratch. She also gave lessons on how to make concha french toast.
“This is a recipe that I learned when I was just starting up and it feels great to reteach this to our community,” Garcia said. “Concha bread is a part of every Latinos breakfast so why not have it as french toast.”
Ever have a concha torta? Me neither. But it does exist.CREDIT: Javier Rojas/ mitú
A concha torta is something that you might make when you run out of regular bread but Casa de Brisa found a way to make this fantasy dish a reality. There was even an horchata concha drink available that tasted just like pan dulce.
Don’t worry, the unicorn fade is still alive and well and stuffed with ice cream.
Gourmeletas was on hand to deliver various types of concha ice cream including its sellout Uniconcha. The Uniconcha sold out within two hours of the event and had one of the biggest lines at Concha Con. #NotSurprised
Edible conchas were not the only conchas for sale.CREDIT: Javier Rojas/ mitú
How can you not just melt over these cute little concha boxes? Take ???????? my ???????? money. ????????
You didn’t know you needed a concha map of Los Angeles, until now.CREDIT: Javier Rojas/ mitú
Various artists had pop-up shops on hand to display there love and hunger for conchas. An entire exhibit was dedicated to the history of pan dulce and it’s impact on Latino culture. This is relevant.
It was more than just a festival of conchas but a celebration of Latino culture.CREDIT: Javier Rojas/ mitú
Families spent the day immersing themselves in their culture. This is something that is so necessary right now and Concha Con facilitated this experience.
It was only one day, but it was a glorious, carb-filled day.CREDIT: Javier Rojas/ mitú
The event sold out and is a reminder of how special food is to the Latino community especially conchas to the Mexican community. Hopefully Concha Con will be bigger anf longer next year.
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