Do I eat this fried food? Or this fried food? Or this chocolate covered fried food???? Or this fried covered fried food? Well, we went all around the fair this year opening our pie-holes left and right to tell you exactly if you should Eat it! Or Screw it!! So put on your biggest pants, and get ready—it’s this year’s LA Fair Official Eat it/ Screw it Guide!
DEEP-FRIED TRIX - EAT IT!
Honestly, it could use a little milk, but it’s pretty tasty. I actually preferred the Deep-Fried Cinnamon Toast Crunch since they serve it with syrup (just in case you needed a couple calories tacked on there.)
DEEP-FRIED PB&J - EAT IT! (after 4 PM)
Melty peanut butter, I love you so hard. But man, you do pack a gut bomb. Eat it just as you’re contemplating leaving because this one’s a day-ender.
DEEP-FRIED PINEAPPLE - EAT IT!
I’m just taking Mojo the Monkey’s word for it here. She was allll about the pineapple.
DEEP-FRIED DODGER DOG - EAT IT!
Similar to a corn dog, but with a lighter breading. It didn’t knock our socks off, but it’s interesting and it ain’t bad.
DEEP-FRIED COOKIE DOUGH - EAT IT!
This is one of those that’s just so County Fair you can’t believe someone hasn’t done it a million times before. If the name excites you in the slightest, you best eat this motherfucker.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in May of 2008. It has since become a very popular post. Here is the same article, updated with some notes and glorious, brand-new photos by various foodies around the web.
I recently found out that Disneyland annual pass-holders are referred to as “Passholes” by Disneyland cast members. I guess that makes me a grade-A Passhole. My wife and I visit the park frequently, so I’m often asked, “Why do you go so much?” and “Don’t you get sick of it?” The answers, in order, are “Because it is immaculately clean, everyone who works there is friendly and polite, and the food is awesome,” and “No.”
10) Gumbo Bread Bowl at The Royal Street Veranda
It is in New Orleans Square, right by the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean. This quick service stall serves a few Cajun-y items, but the ever present banner attached to the wrought iron framework invites you to “Try Our Gumbo.”