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The Metro Expo/Crenshaw light-rail station is on Crenshaw Boulevard within a block of Rodeo Road and the Taste of Soul festival.

From the San Fernando Valley take the Orange Line to the Red Line, to the Expo Line and exit on Crenshaw Boulevard.

From Long Beach travel to downtown Los Angeles on the Blue Line, which has connections to the Green Line at Willowbrook Station and to the Expo Line at Pico Station.

From Pasadena or East Los Angeles ride on the Gold Line to Union Station and transfer to Red/Purple Line to 7th St/Metro Center and then hop on the Expo Line to Crenshaw Blvd.



UBER Promotion

Don’t want to drive or hassle with parking Saturday? Let our friends at Uber take you to a Taste of Soul instead!

Enter the code TASTEOFSOUL into the ‘Promotions’ field of your Uber app and enjoy (2) free rides up to $5 each — an offer exclusive for Taste of Soul! We are excited to partner with our friends at Uber to better ensure that our guests have a safe, reliable ride to and from Saturday’s event.***

***Valid only on 10/15/16 and both trips must begin or end at Taste of Soul.

There will also be (2) Uber branded pick up and drop off areas at this year’s Taste of Soul, to better help you get to and from the festival easily and comfortably.

North Uber Pick Up & Drop Off Area
West Angeles Church
3045 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

South Uber Pick Up & Drop Off Area
City of Los Angeles Parking Lot
4301 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008

New to Uber? Save even more with promo code TOS2016 for $15 off your first ride!

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East of Crenshaw:

  • Bronson & Coliseum (near Denny’s)
  • 39th & Bronson
  • Tom Bradley Elementary
  • Audubon Middle School
  • Stocker/Crenshaw

West of Crenshaw:

  • Rodeo/Victoria
  • Coliseum Elementary
  • Dorsey High School
  • Hillcrest Elementary






** View Bus Detours **

Traveling South to the event from Olympic & Wilshire, take Bus 210 from Olympic, Bus 210 or Rapid 710 from Wilshire.

Traveling North to Taste of Soul from Manchester & Crenshaw, take Bus 210, which travels North/South on Crenshaw. This line will detour around the event but detours will remain within walking distance.

Traveling West from Figueroa & Florence, take Bus 81 heading North and transfer to Metro Expo Line, or Bus 111/311 west on Florence and transfer to 210 or 710 at Florence/Crenshaw.

Traveling East from La Cienega & Wilshire, take Metro Rapid 720 east on Wilshire, transfer to Bus 210 or Rapid 710 at Crenshaw/Wilshire.



There is ample secure parking for bikes at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza located at the the intersection of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvds.



View Map



From the South

110 Freeway South Exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.. Go West on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Crenshaw Blvd.

From the North

110 Freeway North Exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.. Go West on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Crenshaw Blvd.

From the West

405 Freeway South/North to10 East, exit Crenshaw Blvd. Drive South on Crenshaw Blvd. to Rodeo Blvd.
10 Freeway East, exit Crenshaw Blvd. Drive South on Crenshaw Blvd. to Rodeo Blvd.

From the East

10 Freeway West, exit Crenshaw Blvd. Drive South on Crenshaw Blvd. to Rodeo Blvd.


Parking Info

Hillcrest Elementary School

4041 Hillcrest Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90008

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Taste of Soul is FREE!

  • Bring plenty of cash for all the great food!
  • Make new friends
  • Be kind to everyone
  • Be courteous
  • Visit with all the vendors & sponsors
  • Take lots of selfies
  • Tweet and share pics & messages #TOS16
  • Eat, Eat, Eat
  • Dance, sing and have fun!
  • Fold up stand back chairs ONLY

  • No snakes
  • No hoverboards
  • No pop ups (tents)
  • No coolers
  • No barbecue pits/grills
  • No dogs/cats (only service animals allowed)
  • No tables/chairs (only sand back fold up chairs allowed)
  • No umbrellas
  • No wagons
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No glass or metal containers
  • No metal utensils
  • No misc. sharp objects
  • No blow up furniture of any kind
  • No littering – use trash cans
  • No disrespect of others
  • No hate or negative speech

Thank you for your cooperation!!


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