We did a whole lot of eating at La Cocina's San Francisco Street Food Festival last weekend, and you know where that left us? Thirsty. Very thirsty. Fortunately, a majority of the vendors present had a drink in addition to their food items.
There was a beer garden and bar area, but we were so taken with a number of the non-alcoholic options that we found ourselves forgoing both of these entirely (unless you count our late-afternoon field trip to Zeitgeist for pitchers in the sun—it's outside the event, so I don't). There was a wide array of agua frescas available in varying flavors, but housemade sodas, lassis, and shrubs, as well. It was a great example of how seasonality and creativity are sometimes even better showcased in more sippable offerings.
About the author: Lauren Sloss is a bicoastal food-lover who is based in San Francisco. Some of her favorite things include The Black Keys, goat gouda, and guacamole. You can follow her on Twitter @laurensloss.