8 great things we ate at the first Smorgasburg in downtown L.A.

If you braved the heat to spend Sunday at the debut of Smorgasburg, a weekly outdoor food market at the Alameda Produce Market in downtown Los Angeles, congratulations. And thanks to the many folks who spent their day cooking stellar barbecue, tacos, porridge and many other great dishes under the blazing sun on a Father’s Day.

Brought to you by the people who who created the original Smorgasburg in Brooklyn in 2011, the L.A. version was curated by Smorgasburg co-founders Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler, and local food writer Zach Brooks – which meant an impressive gathering of local cooks as well as many design and crafts vendors.

For those of you who stayed home with the AC, the market will pop up again next Sunday, June 26, as well as for the foreseeable future. Bring a hat, some water and a serious appetite — and don’t worry about parking, as there’s a giant parking garage. Here are eight reasons to hit the market.

Get the full scoop on the 8 things we ate on latimes.com.