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Sakura Food and Vendors

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Food Available for Purchase at the 2024 Downtown Akron Sakura Festival includes:

Food Trucks/Trailers

  • Dr. Hibachi (Japanese fried rice, Hibachi Chicken steak & shrimp)
  • Galaxy Grill (Fresh squeezed lemonade, skinny fair fries, fresh dipped corn dogs, funnel cakes)
  • Crepes All Day (crème brûlée boba crepe, sakura strawberry towel crepe, sakura bubble tea, sakura lemonade)
  • Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks and Grille (Cheesesteaks & fresh cut fries)
  • Thai It Up Food Truck (Authentic Thai cuisine with Chinese options)
  • Bereka Coffee (Specializing in organic, dairy free & Ethiopian coffee)
  • El Patrón Tequilería & Cuisine (Street tacos, authentic Mexican cuisine)
  • Henry's Creamery (Artisanal ice cream & sorbet)
  • Birdies Food Truck (Steak, teriyaki chicken, jerk chicken skewers, specialty burgers, chicken sandwiches)
  • Stray Dog Café (Pork sandwich with cherry BBQ sauce, hot dogs, soda, soup)
  • Bubbles and Puffles (Bubble tea, ice cream & other treats)
  • Travelin' Toms Coffee Truck (Coffee & tea)

Food Tents

  • Red Bean Bakes (Bakery with Asian flair—mooncakes, blossom pastries, cookies & cakes)
  • Malila Kitchen (Japanese cheesecakes and cookies)

Nearby Food & Drink

  • Lock 3 Concession area (Sake flights, Sushi from Cilantro Thai & Sushi and Boiling House Akron, fair food)
    How to get there: Lock 3 Concessions is about 1,000 feet from Lock 2.
  • Chill Ice Cream and Indulge Chocolates (Special Sakura Ice Cream, chocolate-covered cherries)
    How to get there: 209 S. Main St. is about 1,000 feet from the State Street Towpath Trailhead.
  • Boiling House Akron (Fresh sushi, boba tea, fresh seafood, cocktails and more)
    Boiling House Specials: sushi specials combos $16 (California & Hollywood rolls), Plus all summer drinks are $1 off (fruit slush, fruit tea, milk tea) and much more.

    How to get there: 1 W. Exchange St. is about 400 feet from the Towpath Trail.
  • Cilantro Thai and Sushi (Fresh sushi, Thai cuisine)
    How to get there: 326 S. Main St. is about 1,600 feet from Lock 2 on the Towpath Trail.
  • Evelyn's Coffee and Banh Mi (Sakura specials)
    How to get there: 11 E. Exchange St. is about 500 feet from the Towpath Trail.
  • Muggswigz Coffee and Tea (Sakura-themed specials, open from 3 - 8 pm)
    How to get there: 373 S. Main St. is about 1,000 feet from the Towpath Trail.

Vendors with items available for purchase at the 2024 Downtown Akron Sakura Festival include:

  • Northside Marketplace
  • Lucky Bonsai (Live bonsai trees)
  • Ohio Kimono (Authentic kimonos & accessories; tabi socks & handmade, Ohio-made kanzashi)
  • Wabi Sabi by Mai (Japanese calligraphy arts including custom drawings on-site)
  • Julia Belle's Seasonings (domestic/international seasoning blends, rubs, cornbread/rice mixes)
  • Sunshine Expressions Face Painting (Face painting available for purchase)
  • LiRo Apparel (Hats, scarves, shawls, ponchos, gloves, socks, & sweaters)
  • Arts by Malorie (Hand printed art and textiles)
  • P31 Art & Design (Hand-bound books, spiral journals, artwork, wearable art, coasters, zines, cards)
  • That One N3rd_ (stickers, prints of digital art, pipe cleaner sculptures, polymer clay sculptures & small figurines)
  • Maneki Neko (Jewelry from special mizuhiki paper, dolls, different origami items)
  • Zoey Maness (Original watercolor & oil paintings, & stickers)
  • Daisuki Imports (Stationery, Japanese character plushies, Kawaii accessories, Japanese snacks, and cosmetics)
  • BlackStar (Prints of original art, keychains & stickers inspired by cherry blossoms)
  • Team Dragon (Manga)
  • KitsuneGutz (Creating anime-inspired goods with a Kawaii twist)
  • Jazzie Sculpts (Sculptural items and jewelry inspired by anime culture)
  • IB Graphics+ (Caricatures available for purchase, shirts, mugs, gift baskets)
  • Simply Me Jewelry (Kids jewelry, pins, earrings, necklaces, bracelets)
  • Crafty Corner by Laura (Plushies from bees to Poké balls, and earrings from sunflowers to watermelon slices)
  • Tansy Recycling (Recycled plant pots, coasters, jewelry, buttons, naturally dyed, upcycled garments)
  • J's Hobbies (Handmade novelty plushies and earrings, vintage Japanese Obis, etc.)

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