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The food truck phenomenon catches on to LA…

August 28, 2009

By Melissa Stephans

Sprinkles Cupcake Truck

Sprinkles Cupcake Truck

Okay, there is this crazy trend in L.A. that I am not yet used to — food trucks.

It’s not that I don’t love that idea of gourmet, delicious food being dished out of a truck down the street from me, but…um, okay…I don’t love the idea. I am a bit nervous about eating out of a vehicle, despite its gourmet claims.

Since these mobile eateries are likely newer and cleaner than I envision, this only leaves my longing for the stability of good old fashioned restaurants that are in a building. I like the comfort in knowing that a restaurant is where I left it.

Until, I remember my love for the In-N-Out truck and the excitement I felt for the debut of the Sprinkles cupcake truck. Los Angelenos have likely embraced this type of food service because it gives them variety and convenience as opposed to digging through the usual lunch menus at the office. Besides, the last thing anyone wants to do is waste precious lunch minutes driving around in traffic to pick up food.

Hmm, maybe there is something to this trend.

So, without further ado, a list of trucks worth chasing:

  • Koji Taco
  • Fishlips Sushi
  • Sprinkles
  • Frysmith
  • Marked5 (Japanese flavors/American street food)
  • South Philly Experience
  • La Cense Burger
  • Nom Nom Vietnamese
  • Baby’s Badass Burgers
  • Let’s Be Frank
  • 12 thoughts on “The food truck phenomenon catches on to LA…

    1. Erica Sung

      im a fast food person so i love teh ideaa of food trucks but the sushi one seems a bit werid to mee lol

    2. Sal

      i still have yet to try one of these…i’ve passed by them many times in the city but never hungry enough (or have time) to stop and order.

    3. sidrah

      wow these seem a lot more upscale than the grease trucks at rutgers. definitely seems sketchy that all that can be cooked on a truck.

    4. Sarah

      i didn’t realize food trucks were an alien concept in other cities. you can’t walk half a block without tripping over some trinidadian-vietnamese-dessert-fusion truck in manhattan.

    5. Sabrina

      A chocolate doughnut from a truck? Hell, I’d eat a chocolate doughnut out of a sewer. Oh my God. How awesome would it be if I opened the lid of an L.A. sewer, and then one of the Ninja Turtles handed me a chocolate doughnut!
      I mean, I guess that’s not really likely to happen.
      They’d probably hand me a slice of pizza.

    6. Siddy Q

      theyre trying to introduce this idea of food trucks in DC too, but iunno how much theyve caught on.

    7. priya

      i want a koshari truck! i don’t know why no one’s done it yet. actually, can’t even find koshari anywhere in a city where every kind of cuisine is available. sad.

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