by Mar Yvette - 482 Reviews - 150 List
As seen on ABC 7 ... Everybody knows that taco trucks have been a vibrant part of the L.A. dining culture for decades, but there's a new generation of gourmet food trucks taking to the streets. Tech-savvy foodies follow these mobile eateries on Twitter and indulge in every cuisine imaginable. Find out which food trucks top our list (designated below by some of their frequent stops.) You can also click here to watch the segment!
Updated: April 27, 2010
<b>GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK:</b> <i>@GrlldCheeseTruk</i> Garnering over 14,000 Twitter followers in less than six months, it's no wonder this truck is the Big Cheese. Melting legions of fans with its different sandwiches that range from simple old-fashioned grilled cheese to the signature Cheesy Mac & Rib (made with BBQ pork), this truck pays homage to everyone's favorite childhood comfort food using fresh ingredients, local produce and lots of love.
<b>BUTTERMILK TRUCK:</b> <i>@TheButtermilkTruck</i> Breakfast all day. Need we say more? Okay, then. How about red velvet chocolate chip pancakes? Or rosemary garlic hash browns? Or fried chicken with cinnamon waffles? And don't forget the Hawaiian bread breakfast sliders made with Portuguese sausage, sauteed onions and scrambled eggs. Oh yeah. It's all on board the Buttermilk Truck.
<b>GREEN TRUCK:</b> <i>@Green_Truck</i> With a tagline of "Organic on the Go!" these trucks run off of recycled vegetable oil with solar-powered kitchens. Everything's organic, all food containers are biodegradable and/or compostable and there are lots of veggie/vegan options--the Mother Trucker burger is already legendary--as well as natural meat and fish. Sustainability and good food is what it's all about.
<b>BABY'S BADASS BURGERS:</b> <i>@BabysBBS </i> Don't judge a pink food truck by its cover. Sure, the Burger Babes are cute, but the focus remains squarely on the food. Cleverly named burgers like The Cougar (made with aged beef, St. Andre cheese and truffles) and The Mamacita (featuring pepperjack, guacamole and jalapenos) are pretty hard to resist, while other items keep the fun going--try the delicious She's Smokin' BBQ chicken sandwich and Pig Tails curly fries.
<b>THE SWEETS TRUCK:</b> <i>@TheSweetsTruck</i> Just as the name suggests, this mobile cafe and bakeshop brings sweets to the streets. Gathering goodies from L.A.'s professional bakers, pastry chefs and coffee roasters, the truck carries multiple brands so you don't have to drive all over town. Whether you're in the mood for Auntie Em's famous red velvet cupcakes or a java jolt from Jones Coffee, this truck makes life sweet.
<b>NOM NOM TRUCK:</b> <i>@NomNomTruck </i> This funnily named mobile food truck serves ?banh mi," or Vietnamese sandwiches, and other Vietnamese-inspired dishes to West L.A. and the greater Los Angeles area. Dishges range from chicken lemongrass and vegetarian banh mi to Vietnamese tacos with your choice of meat or tofu.
<b>BARCELONA ON THE GO:</b> <i>@BrcelonaOntheGo</i>: A first in the new generation of food trucks in Orange County, this eye-catching unit offers tasty tapas and Spanish meals on wheels that range from manchego and ham croquettes ($5) to paella and orange flan.
<b>DOUG THE COFFEE GUY:</b> This classic-looking mobile unit is a gourmet coffee house that comes to you! A fixture at many events around the Inland Empire and beyond, this tasty truck serves everything from basic coffee to cappuccino, chai tea, ice blended drinks, fruit smoothies and pastries. Private parties are always welcome.
<b>THE BURGER BUS:</b> <i>@TheBurgerBus</i>: This fun food truck is not a truck at all ... it's a bus! Sure, it looks like it should be transporting kids to school, but this bus serves up good-for-you gourmet burgers that use local, all-natural meat and produce. And although it's based in Santa Barbara, the bus will make visits to Ventura County for special events or private parties.