Long Beach, CA: y Andrew Edwards, Press-Telegram

By Andrew Edwards |  The Sun


LONG BEACH >> Food trucks are practically a requirement at a Southern California event and eight of the mobile restaurants are parked near the shoreline to wait for hungry Long Beach Grand Prix fans.

“It’s going pretty good. It was a little slow, but things are starting to pick up,” said Travis Porter with Creative Eats. “The specialty is, everything is made from scratch and we just try to be original. We just try to create.”

The most popular item at Creative Eats so far is the salmon and broccolini plate. Other trucks at the Grand Prix offered variations on Thai, Indian and New York styles of food, among other offerings.

 CA-Long-Beach--belly-bombzOne of he other trucks, Belly Bombz, sells sliders and wings with Korean influences. Belly Bombz has also done business from a brick-and-mortar store in Artesia for more than one month, sous chef Josh Young said.

“Today we have our pork belly sliders and our firecracker wings. They’re our best sellers,” he said.

The food trucks are in the vicinity of the Grand Prix course’s eastern extent, between Shoreline Drive and Shoreline Marina.