By Julia Kitlinski-Hong | Parachute
San Francisco is known for its diverse brick and mortar restaurant scene, but it’s also gaining momentum with its food trucks as well. Knowing which ones to try can be overwhelming, so we helped you narrow it down to five reliable favorites. Make sure to check their websites and social media platforms for their real-time whereabouts.
Inspired after the falafel bars in Amsterdam, this food truck doles out crispy falafel atop brightly colored salads or tucked into soft pillows of pita. If you are craving something healthy, but don’t want to skimp on favor, this truck should be at the top of your list.
For a memorable fusion burrito, this food truck is a solid choice. The samosa and tofu is a crowd favorite, especially if you are looking for vegan fare. The chicken tikka masala is also a smart decision for the omnivores among us. If you want to try something that may sound a bit odd, but is in fact completely delicious; go for the deconstructed samosa (garbanzo beans, pico, chutneys and mini samosas).
Known for their baos (soft doughy buns) stuffed with delicious morsels like pork belly, braised beef short rib and miso-cured tofu, this truck has an insanely loyal Bay Area following. If buns are not your thing, there are delicious rice bowls as well, where you can construct your own dish from a list of proteins, sides and garnishes.
This is not your ordinary street taco truck, but one that is a cut above, and has been churning out consistently delicious tacos for years. The usual suspects are available for fillings, like the ever-popular carne asada, pollo asado and carnitas. Burritos, tortas and quesadilla are also available for the taco-averse.
Proving the point that Filipino-Mexican fusion food is always a good idea, this food truck is known for its burritos that feature Adobo garlic rice and their signature cilantro cream sauce. Although their meat options are the star of the show, their tofu option does not disappoint either.
Julia is a freelance writer and native San Franciscan, born and raised. She has her own travel blog and has written for Matador, Roads and Kingdoms, and USA Today.