We used to call them "Roach Coaches" until they elevated their offerings to please the gourmand and foodie sector of the population! You may already have experienced them in your city, or through shows like "The Great Food Truck Race". I love to eat. Whether it be fine dining or street food - if it's good I'm in! LA is one tasty town! There are so many old favorites and new establishments popping up every day I could eat out everyday for a year without having to eat at the same place twice! Now ad food trucks to the mix and I could eat out twice a day... Thanks to twitter and detailed schedules you can follow your favorites around town - but it's also quite serendipitous to just happen upon them. Recently I managed to scarf down a Kogi taco in the parking lot of my local Trader Joe's after I shopped. I was so enthralled by said taco I didn't realize there was a huge line of cars witnessing my feast as they waited for my spot! It was so good, I wasn't the least bit embarrassed. The trucks also convene on Tuesday nights in Santa Monica in the parking lot of the Victorian and Wednesday nights in the Valley at Taft High School in Woodland Hills. My post includes both experiences, equally fun; however, the lines in SM were a little out of control. We didn't make it to the Cool Hause ice cream truck because they sold out and had to shut down! I more than made up for it last night as you are about to see!
Food Trucks - Santa Monica
Who knew such an unsophisticated name could draw my attention and desire...
Curly fries drenched in bacon and cheese from "The Greasy Wiener" - okay we split them three ways... don't tell my doctor!!!
"Cool Haus" artisnal ice cream sandwiches
Brown Butter and Candied Bacon would have been my choice - just to reinforce the bacon theme!
Yummy-One authentic Korean cuisine and Asian inspired entrees.
Bi-Bim Rice Wrap with spicy pork!
Food Trucks - Woodland Hills
As you can tell from the long lines - The Lobsta Truck is a huge draw...
Instead of "Lobsta Rolls" we opted for "Slamin' Sliders" and weren't the least bit disappointed!
Pulled Pork Slider - Hawaiian black salt roasted pulled pork and onion crisps
Sidewalk picnic - mushroom kobe slider, sweet potato and pepper jack croquettes, slaw and pulled pork sliders - YUM!
Paul Smith sunnies; Tiffany necklace; Etoile Isabel Marant sweater; Free People bandeau; "Simply Smashing" by OPI nails
"Lake Street Creamery" serving the most imaginative floats and ice creams in a waffle bowl...
We opted for Donut (which really is just like biting into a fresh baked donut!) and Pancake Breakfast (which consists of pure maple syrup, "flap jacks" and bits of bacon topped with coffee grounds - a happy breakfast party in your mouth!
Is there anything like this going on in your city? I'd love to hear about the street food in your part of the world!!