San Diego Food Trucksâ€”A Fad or Here to Stay?
Starting out in Los Angeles, the food truck craze has driven itself all around America, leaving foodies wanting more. From shows like Food Network’s â€œThe Great Food Truck Raceâ€ to websites dedicated solely to following the whereabouts of your favorite food truck, it seems like you can’t escape the popularity of meals on wheels. San Diego has followed suit with its own variety of quick, affordable gourmet food trucks. Although the number of San Diego food trucks may not be as intimidating as those from L.A., there are still a good amount of food trucks roaming the streets of San Diego, and with a large following of food-lovers and Twitter followers to back them up.
Since food trucks are basically restaurants on wheels, city councils in L.A., Chicago, Texas, and other states are considering putting food trucks up to the same standards and health codes as stationary restaurants. They will have letter grades â€œAâ€ â€œBâ€ or â€œCâ€ to distinguish the cleanliness of the food truck. Officials are also proposing they map out their routes so they may be subject to more than one food inspection per year. This could be troublesome as some of these food trucks operate on the excitement caused by a random tweet on their location for the day. It is not known yet whether San Diego will enforce their own regulations on the local food trucks.
If you’d like to try out some of the delicious food from San Diego food trucks, here’s a list of some and what they offer:
Miho Gastrotruck (tacos, burgers, salad, Belgian fries)
KalbiQ (Korean tacos, burritos, rice bowls, fries)
Tabe BBQ (Japanese/Korean tacos)
Bareback Grill Kiwi Coach (burgers, sliders, fries)
Joe’s on the Nose (coffee to go)