Street Food

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: Potato Pizza at Del Popolo

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Del Popolo The Cuisine: Italian Specialty Items: Wood fired pizzas Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total 20 minutes from the end of the line to food in hand. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: Turkey Momos from Bini's Kitchen

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Bini's Kitchen The Cuisine: Nepalese Specialty Items: Spiced curries, dumplings, and soups Worth the Wait in Line? At peak time, a total six minutes from the end of the lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: Doing it Mission Style at Frozen Kuhsterd

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Frozen Kuhsterd The Cuisine: Frozen custard based treats, scoops, and cones Specialty Items: Sundaes and sandwiches inspired by San Francisco Bay Area Worth the Wait in Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: Lemon-Ricotta Doughnuts from Go Streatery

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Go Streatry The Cuisine: "Glorious peasant food" Specialty Items: Braised, stewed, and roasted foods Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total 10 minutes from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: Hoofing Burgers at Fins on the Hoof

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Fins on the Hoof The Cuisine: Cal-Med comfort food Specialty Items: Lamb burger Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total 16 minutes from the end of the line to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: The Classic at Belly Burger

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Belly Burgers The Cuisine: Melting-pot American cuisine Specialty Items: Pork belly burgers Worth the Wait in Line? Good god, yes Ok, so I am cheating a little here. While ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: Liba Feels Like the Salad Days

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Liba Falafel The Cuisine: Cal-Mediterranean Specialty Items: Falafel sandwiches and salads; the condiment bar Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunchtime, it was a total 12 m ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2012
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    September 11, 2012

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: From The Sunset Comes Sunrise Deli

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Sunrise Deli The Cuisine: Middle Eastern Specialty Items: Falafel and shawarma Worth the Wait in Line? Yes In the crowds of reinvented comfort foods with a twist are a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Move Over, Glee: Foodies! The Musical Is Here

    Where: The Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040 When: Preview performances Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5; show runs Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 6-Nov. 17 Cost: $30 for previews; $34 general (purchase via Brown Paper Tickets) The rundown: Billed as "the show for everyone who eats," this sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Cocktail Preview: S.F. Street Food Fest and Night Market

    Barely recovered from the food coma of SF Chefs and Outside Lands? Buck up, it's time to grub and drink to your carts content at La Cocina's fourth annual San Francisco Street Food Festival, a celebration and fundraiser chock-full of street food and food trucks. The cocktail bars are being organize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: Kickin' It Old World

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Old Word Food Truck The Cuisine: East European and Jewish Comfort Food Specialty Item: Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich Worth the Wait in Line? Yes. The Bay Area has no shortage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Bespoke Cupcake Truck Wants to Roll by September

    Krystyl Baldwin has left the Silicon Valley startup world in order to launch a new dream of serving street food. Her idea is My Cupcake Truck, which would sell cupcakes with the icing amount controlled by the customer. "Not just any cupcakes," reads her pitch. "Cupcakes customizable to your liking! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Revised Street-Food Bill Is Much Less Restrictive

    ​Beyond Chron broke the news today that Assemblymember Bill Monning has significantly revised AB-1678, a bill he introduced in February that would prohibit food trucks from parking within 1500 feet of elementary and secondary schools. The bill, as it was written, would have covered close to 80 per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Teatro ZinZanni's New Home Is Not a Done Deal, Two Shutters in SOMA

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. As America's Cup sails in to the City, the soon-to-be-displaced Teatro Zinzanni has found a (long term) temporary home on Broadway (at Davis). Grub Street learns, via the Business Times, the circus-cabare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    How Food Trucks Survive the Winter

    If your main source of income is foot traffic, then a cold, wet winter weather can do more than just dampen your spirits -- it can dampen your sales considerably. When food trucks, especially new ones, face their first winter, the three-month hurdle can be daunting. Off the Grid, where many trucks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Wednesday's Pierogi Pop-Up at La Victoria

    What:Pierogi Night hosted by Old World Food Truck Where: La Victoria When: Wed., October 12, 6-9:30 p.m. Cost: varies The rundown: Old World Food Truck, which is not yet a food truck, but whatever, is (figuratively) pulling into La Victoria for one night of pierogi madness. What are pierogies? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Mission Street Food Is Back (for One Night)

    ​Mission Street Food popup Where: Cookhouse, 253 Columbus (at Broadway) When: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. Cost: $65 (includes Mission Street Food book and dinner) If you're like us and you miss Mission Street Food, there's a chance to revisit its hectic glory next week. MSF founder Anthony ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Mission Street Food Book Launches

    ​ission Street Food's restaurant memoir-cookbook, which officially launches tomorrow with a party at the Make-Ot Room, is remarkably modest. The word shitshow appears quite a few times, the intro to the recipe section includes the disclaimer "What follows will not impress every chef out there..." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    The Pushback Against Food Trucks Goes National

    Jeremy Brooks/FlickrThe Curry Up Now line: alarming or promising?​ On Sunday, the New York Times' Kim Severson wrote an op-ed knitting together all the cities where the food-truck backlash is flaring. New York is pushing food trucks out of Midtown, and Seattle and Raleigh, N.C., are considering n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Whisk on Wheels, New Argentine Food Truck

    Photos by Luis Chong​SFoodie was eager to check out Whisk On Wheels, a 2-month-old food truck operated by an Argentine chef. So far, Argentine food trucks like Tanguito and El Porteno have enjoyed great success in the city, though the East Bay's Primo's Parrilla food truck called it quits e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Fins on the Hoof Swims/Stampedes onto Food Truck Scene

    Luis ChongBasque moules frites and cauliflower soup from Fins on the Hoof​Last Saturday, SFoodie went to check out Fins on the Hoof, a food truck which debuted in late May. The clever name for this Coastal Mediterranean-style menu doesn't mean chef-owner Todd Middleton is serving hybrid lab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Naked Chorizo, Filipino Food Truck, Offers its Pork Sausage Uncased​Chef-owner Zenia Llamas was looking for a provocative name for her new Filipino food truck which debuted in April. Naked Chorizo is a literal translation of Chorizong Hubad, a seasoned uncased pork sausage. Llamas' version is marinated and then cured for 5 days, to be us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Yoplait Encourages Eating Disorders, Are Today's Food Truck Fans Anti-Mexican?

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Way to encourage healthy eating, Yoplait. Salon has an essay from Mary Elizabeth Williams on an effed-up Yoplait advertising campaign. In the campaign, a woman goes twitchy at the ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 4, 2011
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    April 28, 2011

    S.F. Street Food Festival Announces 2011 Date

    Hannah Quevedo/SFoodie, 2009​Mark your calendar for La Cocina's Third Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival, scheduled for Sat., Aug. 20,11 a.m.-7 p.m. La Cocina is using language like "bigger, bolder, and better than ever," and "7 times the space, 6 times the food" ― claims that referen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Objections to Doc's of the Bay Just the Start of Pushback Against Food Trucks

    John BirdsallDoc's of the Bay rolled up for lunch in Emeryville Tuesday. Will it get the chance to do the same in S.F.?​Last week, Haighteration blog's Andrew Dudley opened the window onto a brewing battle mounted by some Divis neighbors to keep startup burger truck Doc's of the Bay from obtai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Vesta Flatbread Seeks Kickstarter Funds to Fire Up the Vestamobile

    Traci Prendergrast​Vesta Flatbread's Traci Prendergrast has spent the past year selling sandwiches and other fare at various local farmers' markets, fruitlessly searching for the perfect brick-and-mortar space in Oakland. She's now switched directions an decided to take her show on the road. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Will He Stay or Will He Go? Soul Cocina's Roger Feely May Be Outta Here Soon

    sjsharktank/FlickrSoul Cocina's Roger Feely (in cap) at Off the Grid.​Ask anyone who follows San Francisco's street-food scene which vendor hustles hardest, and chances are they'll name Soul Cocina's Roger Feely. The man is everywhere. Festivals, secret after-hour street-food parties, weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    McSweeney's to Publish Mission Street Food Cookbook

    Warning: This is not the offical cover.​An article today in Publishers Weekly revealed that San Francisco-based published McSweeney's is launching a cookbook imprint. The first release will be a quarterly publication from Momofuku's David Chang, to appear as a 12-page print periodical and an iPad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Off the Grid: 5M Launching at Minna and Fifth St.

    Google MapsThe newest Off the Grid is part of the Intersection 5M project on the ground floor of the Chronicle building. Food trucks will park in the tunnel.​Organizer Matt Cohen got the green light yesterday from the city's street gods, aka the Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Ten Reasons Bay Area Street Food Will Expand in 2011

    Gil Riego Jr.​Matt Cohen is the organizer of San Francisco's Off the Grid street food events and a consultant for the mobile vending industry via the SF Cart Project. John BirdsallOff the Grid's Matt Cohen.​A year ago I gave you "5 Reasons People Will Tell You Street Food is Dead in 201 ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2010
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    November 4, 2010

    New Legislation Would Make It Easier to Sell Street Food in San Francisco

    Thomas R./YelpThe Liba Falafel truck parks on private property in Potrero Hill.​San Francisco is poised to streamline its rules for mobile food vending, making it easier ― and cheaper ― for street food vendors to operate on both public and private property. A Planning Commission hearing to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Changes In Proximity, Fees Likely for Emeryville Street-Food Vendors

    carlos a./YelpThe Seoul on Wheels truck attracts a lunch crowd on Emeryville's Hollis Street.​The head of the task force looking at changes to Emeryville's mobile vending rules says she's confident street-food vendors and restaurant will be able to agree on a set of recommendations it can pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    The Changing Street Food Landscape: LA Trucks Get Letter Grade

    stevelyon/Flickr​Yesterday, SFoodie ran an interview with Jessica Phadungsilp and Christina Aviles, the owners of the Global Soul truck, who had migrated from the Bay Area to Los Angeles because they couldn't find a way to make a living in San Francisco given the difficulty and price of obtaining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    If You're Stopping at Los Compadres, Get the Steak

    Jonathan KauffmanClockwise from top: Al pastor, lengua, carne asada, three for $5.​ Monday, October 4, 2010 There are a lot of San Franciscans out there compensating for all the times they called a taco truck a "roach coach" by hyping street food as the most brilliant amazing superdelicious food t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Is Emeryville Poised to Kill Its Street-Food Scene?

    Laurel H./YelpLiba Falafel and Seoul on Wheels in a typical lunchtime scene in Emeryville.​The East Bay city of Emeryville has been a particularly bright spot in the Bay Area's emerging street-food scene. While San Francisco is a maze of payouts and regulations across multiple agencies, Emeryv ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Off the Grid Launches in Haight and Civic Center Later This Week

    Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklyThe first Off the Grid launched at Fort Mason Center in late June.​Brace yourself for San Francisco street food to expand big this week. Off the Grid organizer Matt Cohen is announcing this morning that two of the three weekly street-food events slated for city parks w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Thousands Throng the Mission for 2010 SF Street Food Festival

    Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklySaturday's SF Street Food Festival featured some 40 vendors and the foodies who love them.​If you were anywhere near the mission Saturday, chances are you were sucked in, vortexlike, to the SF Street Food Festival. Some 40 vendors took part in this year's second annual ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2010
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    August 4, 2010
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    July 29, 2010

    Trash: The Downside of Street Food

    Jonathan KauffmanThe aftermath of an evening at the Off the Grid food-truck gathering.​ After eating a dozen or so food-truck meals in the past few weeks, the disgusting side of the Summer of Truck became apparent: all that trash. I ended up with boxes in my car, boxes strapped to my bike, enough ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    S.F.'s Newest Street-Food Vendors Get the Jonathan Kauffman Treatment

    John BirdsallSteamed buns from Chairman Bao: lion's head meatball (left) and crispy tofu.​We've been told there are more than 50 tweeting food vendors in the Bay Area. Unless you've been airlifted into SFoodie for the first time ― on the wings of Google's search bots, perhaps ― you know th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    How Much Does San Francisco Charge Food Trucks? We Asked SF Cart Project's Matt Cohen

    Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklyHapa SF's William Pilz at a recent Off the Grid street-food event.​ We at SFoodie like to talk up how it's the summer of food trucks, and in this week's review, I surveyed seven of the newcomers. Common wisdom about food trucks is that they offer budding restaurateurs a ch ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009
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