An article I photographed and wrote for LA Weekly narrating the search for familiarity in Los Angeles's morning tamal street vendors. 

Marcos the Tamalero at my local Los Angeles bus stop

Marcos the Tamalero at my local Los Angeles bus stop

Marcos serving a tamal to a L.A. morning metro commuter

Marcos serving a tamal to a L.A. morning metro commuter

Marcos serving the traditional Mexican chocolate drink champurrado.

Marcos serving the traditional Mexican chocolate drink champurrado.

A filling and inexpensive $3 breakfast: a chile verde chicken tamal and a champurrado from one of L.A.'s many tamaleros.

A filling and inexpensive $3 breakfast: a chile verde chicken tamal and a champurrado from one of L.A.'s many tamaleros.