Here’s what you need to know for the 2019 Dumpling & Beer Fest in San Gabriel

We’re proud to present our fifth annual award-winning Dumpling & Beer Fest in the historic Mission District on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event will include over 20 beer varieties, more food vendors, three DJs, live entertainment and even dancing dumplings!

We are also happy to announce that Jimmy Wong – who will star as Ling from Disney’s live action Mulan – as this year’s Dumpling and Beer Fest host! Wong is also known for his hit YouTube Channel Feast of Fiction and for starring in Video Game High School. Jimmy will be hosting the dumpling eating contest as well as the best & most original dumpling contests.

Headlining this year’s event is Mestizo Beat, a collective of musicians based out of Los Angeles who compose and perform music influenced by the early 1970s era funk, soul, afro-beat, and afro-Cuban genre. In addition, there will be a second stage to feature local acts in the expanded event area.

Admission to the event is free and open to the general public. Dumplings and other foods may be purchased directly from vendors and food trucks. Purchase your unlimited beer tasting ticket for only $29 through Eventbrite until October 4 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets will be $40 at the door until 8:30 p.m. or while supplies last. You must be 21 or older and present valid government issued ID to obtain your wristband at check-in.

Now, here’s a list of this year’s vendors for Dumpling & Beer:


  • Kai Kai Dumpling: grass-fed beef, organic chicken, vegan, and classic pork dumplings
  • Mac Shackk: extra cheesy chicken and pork dumplings, mac & cheese dumplings
  • Rice Balls of Fire: Korean-style dumplings
  • GAJA Japanese Food: Japanese pancake dumplings
  • Workaholic: beef, pork and kimchi, chicken, shrimp, and veggie dumplings
  • Momma Fung & Co: Cajun shrimp dumplings and enchilada dumplings
  • Tokyo Doggie Style Food Truck: far east enchiladas, homemade gyoza dumplings with melted cheese
  • Steamy Bun Truck: chicken with vegetable dumplings
  • Dina’s Dumplings: pork, shrimp, beef, chicken, and vegan mushroom dumplings
  • Seoul Street: Korean beef, kimchi pork, tofu veggie, elote dumplings, and dumpling tacos
  • Bird coma: spinach dumplings
  • Mad Dumpling: turkey, longanisa, and fried chicken dumplings
  • T4U Café Dumplings: fried pork and vegetable dumplings
  • Spitz: Mediterranean doner wraps and fries
  • Hungry Belly Thai: Chicken and veggie dumplings
  • Slammin’ Slider: Pork Dumplings, Philly cheese steak dumplings
  • Ralph and Richie’s: Polish kielbasa, Reuben melts, sandwiches, fries, sides, and dessert
  • Tortas las Jarochitas: Tortas, Burritos, Tacos, and Quesadillas
  • Mukden Dumplings: Boiled and fried dumplings
  • Church of Our Saviour: Boiled and fried dumplings
  • Canaan Catering: Chicken, pork, and Sichuan dumplings
  • Caribbean Gourmet: variety of Caribbean dishes


  • Brulee LA: crème brulee
  • Ensaymada Project: Philipino ensaymadas
  • Waffleland: sweet waffles made with chocolate, coconut, mochi and other fillings
  • Nomads Ice Pops: variety of ice pop flavors
  • Scoops on tap: beer infused ice cream


    • Firestone Walker: hazy IPA, Lager
    • Mt. Lowe Brewin: raspberry ale, New England IPA, porter
    • Ogopogo Brewing: Hazy IPA, IPA, pilsner
    • Palaweno Brewery: WIT (Belgian wheat), amber ale
    • Pacific Plate Brewing Co : Tom Yum Beer
    • ABK : craft premium lager, craft pilsner
    • Angel City Brewery: Little Tokyo Super Dry, Sunbather Session Sour, All Hazy IPA
    • Nihon Sakari: sake
    • Wingwalker Brewing: IPA blonde
    • SLO Brew: Blueberry Blonde Ale, Cali Squeeze Blood Orange Hefe
    • Lagunitas Brewing Company
    • HC Foods: Beer Lao, Myanmar, Angkor
    • Sapporo: Sapporo Premium, Sapporo Black
    • Anchor Brewing : Anchor Steam
    • Unibroue: Unibroue Ephemere Cassis (Belgian White with Black Currants)
    • CHOYA Plum Wine Cocktail

If you are driving to our location, here are several lots that you may use:

  • San Gabriel Mission Playhouse parking lot located at 324 South Mission Drive
  • San Gabriel Park & Ride lot  located at 243 South Mission Drive
  • San Gabriel Valley Medical Center surface lot located at Santa Anita between Broadway and Live Oak
  • San Gabriel City Hall located at 425 South Mission Drive (parking entrance on McGroarty Street)
  • San Gabriel Mission Parking Lot located at 428 South Mission Drive
  • San Gabriel Mission High School Parking Lot located at Junipero Place & West Broadway
  • Public parking lot on South Alanmay Avenue and West Las Tunas Drive