Our monthly review explores the city's food trucks gatherings, one at a time, breaking down each one with statistics, descriptions of the scene, and vital info to help you plan a trip there.
Location: 428 11th (near Division)
Schedule: Monday-Thursday, lunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays, lunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 11a.m.-10p.m.; Sundays, 10a.m.-5p.m.
Market Info Website: SoMa StrEat Food Park
Approximate Number of Trucks: 6-13 at a time from a list of over 70 different trucks
Parking/Public Transit: Muni, street parking
Restrooms: Full-sized semi-permanent trailer
Music: Down tempo modern mix
Booze: Beer and wine
Seating: Outdoor picnic tables and covered and heated seating, along with a converted bus
Best for: Lunch, early dinner/happy hour, dinner before hitting Folsom street bars
Other notes: Because of its set-up, you will find trucks here you often won't find out on the streets.
A little over a year into SoMa StrEat Food Park's life as the RV park equivalent for food trucks, the little permanent seven-days-a-week rally has steadily refined the offerings. While we love the pop up ambience and bare bones simplicity of the kinds of gatherings that happen in random parking lots, StrEat Food Park's amenities make it feel a little different, somehow more restaurant or a food court. Not that this makes the street food any less legitimate or delicious.