The culinary scene of San Francisco is a melting pot of different cultures bringing together global ingredients and flavors across various food outlets, joints, and restaurants around the city. Although the celebrated chefs and award-winning restaurants of San Francisco are part of a culinary culture of its own, food travels through every layer of the city in different forms. From basic French Fries to authentic Hawaiian comfort meals, food trucks emerge as one of the most diverse and classical ways to experience the cultural and culinary infusion in San Francisco. Here are the top names you should definitely stop by for the ultimate gastronomic pleasure!
This food truck has carved a niche in the city serving up delectable Hawaiian comfort food, crunchy and creamy mac salad, freshly fried chicken, and pulled pork sliders dripping in sauce on Hawaiian rolls.
Asian street food is served best at The Chairman. When craving Asian flavors in San Francisco, you do not have to necessarily visit Japantown or Chinatown. Look out for the striking white and red truck and try out their baked and steams buns, some of the freshest bread you will taste all day for sure!
If you want to fill up on a good meal that too with fast and portable service, go to Chomp Station. One of their most iconic dishes is the tri-tater tots which have the perfect crispy texture and is drizzled with sauce and aromatic parsley. Making your food dreams even bigger, the tri-tip steak served as a side to the tots sure elevates the taste to a whole another level.
A food truck that is devoted to serving some of the best fish and chips, The Codmother at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco also has a variety of chips as well as fish tacos on their menu.
Curry Up Now
Curry Up Now is the city’s first food truck selling Indian food. The truck began in 2009 and quickly, their popularity shot up which resulted in its expansion into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Do not forget to order some of the Indian street food favorites such as the pani puri or fusion flavors with a tikka masala burrito.
Serving wood-fired pizza on the road is Del Popolo with its mobile kitchen for some of the best pizzas in town.
Grab San Francisco’s best pupusas at this Salvadorian snack shop. Their pork, cheese, and bean pupusas which come with a side of spicy tomato sauce are to die for. Some of the other stand-out food items on their menu are yucca and fried plantains.
The authentic flavors of New England can be tasted at Lobsta Truck serving delicious and fresh lobsters in rolls and soups.
Roli Roti is famous for its rotisserie meats which are tender and cooked to perfection. The rotisserie porchetta is a favorite among customers which is a seasoned and grilled free-range pork loin.
Looking for a unique fusion of Filipino and Mexican cuisine? Head to Señor Sisig to try out their California Sisig Burrito which can be customized and made into the most fulfilling food out there.
Southern Comfort Kitchen
Southern comfort food with a mouth-watering jambalaya or crawfish etouffee are the highlights of this food truck. Also, try the delightful and appetizing crab fries which come with extra Cajun seasoning and crispy celery.
Off the Grid
Off the Grid presents the largest congregation of local vendors and food trucks in the city. Regular events celebrating food and cuisines are often organized at the Presidio or Fort Mason.
SoMa StrEat Food Park
The SoMa StrEat Food Park is a 7-day-a-week rally of food trucks. With so much to explore and of course, eat, this is truly your one-stop destination for the best street food tour in San Francisco. Bacon Bacon is a favorite among vendors where the unparalleled bacon is served. Eggs Benedict is the highlight of another truck called Benedict Arnold. Their crunchy English muffins, perfect poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce make for the perfect breakfast or brunch menu. Do stop by Shuck Truck, an oyster bar serving freshness and flavors throughout their menu.