Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks.
The Truck: Pacific Puffs
The Cuisine: Cream puffs in seasonal and classic flavors
Specialty Items: Mini and regular sized cream puffs
Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total 4 minutes from the end of the line to food in hand.
Before I started logging a serious number of hours and calories exploring food trucks, a friend of mine asked what my favorite food truck was. “Oh, the cupcake truck,” I replied, smiling and closing my eyes with the memory of it. Annoyed, he asked me again, implying I provided an invalid answer, and that the cupcake truck somehow didn't qualify as a food truck.
It made me think of the discussion you often hear in the music scene about DJs and their validity as musicians. Just like DJs sequence their rhythms ahead of time, dessert trucks make their wares in a kitchen before loading them on the truck. Perhaps if we referred to both as conductors (one with sweets, the other with beats) we could stop arguing, start dancing and enjoying truck dispensed sweet treats again, preferably at the same time.