As “Food Truck Fever” continues to grip the nation by storm, L.A. trucks make their mark with delicious grub and delectable treats. Burgers, wraps, and desserts have rolled their way into the heart of Los Angeles, emerging as the shining stars of edible Hollywood.
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Kogi BBQ @kogibbq
Craving Korean Mexican tacos? Then Kogi BBQ truck is the one for you! Don’t let the long lines deter you from an amalgamation of spice and sauce delivering fireworks with each bite. As one of the first gourmet food trucks in Los Angeles, Kogi BBQ has paved the way for its mobile successors. Serving up savory items like Kimchee Quesadillas, Kogi Sliders, and Short Rib Tacos, experience a unique combination of cultures that leave the taste buds sufficiently satiated. Chef Roy Choi guarantees quality high-end eats for a reasonable price.
Patty Wagon @pattywagonLA
Who can say no to grass-fed and sustainable mini burgers? L.A. folks stalk twitter for Patty Wagon’s hormone and antibiotic-free beef concoctions. In addition to drool-worthy specials, peruse the regular menu burgers like “La Vie en Rose”, with melted gruyere and onions caramelized with vermouth and thyme, and “Mood Indigo”, dressed in bleu cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, and sauteed mushrooms. Order the garlic rosemary organic french fries and Mexican Coke (made with real cane sugar, not high-fructose corn syrup) and call it a meal!
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The Gastrobus @thegastrobus
Check out “Organic Sundays” every Sunday from 9am-2pm, when Gastrobus buys fresh food and ingredients from the Los Feliz Farmer’s Market and cooks up scrumptious brunch dishes for shoppers. Owner/Chef Antonio Medina, formerly of Wolfgang Puck and other L.A. dining institutions, runs Gastrobus with his wife. Popular items include a beer-braised pulled pork sandwich, tuna melt, and Thai chicken wrap. Don’t forget to compliment your main dish with heavenly sweet potato fries for the ultimate feast!
Green Truck @greentruck
Solar-powered kitchen? Check. Recycled vegetable oil to fuel the truck? Check. Compost-able packaging and utensils? Check, check, check! You can’t get any greener than Green Truck, doling out food made only from local, certified organic ingredients. Visitors love the grass-fed beef burger, free-range chicken burrito, and grilled cheese sandwich. Wash your meal down with a variety of freshly made juices like watermelon and beet or opt for an energizing selection of Kombucha teas. Carnivores, vegans, and pescatarians can all unite to save the planet, one meal at a time.
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Freya and Natasha have been constructing unique ice cream sandwiches with homemade cookies and ice cream since 2009. Mingling food with architecture, or “farchitecture”, COOLHAUS produces divine desserts sure to please your sweetest sense. Venture out of your ice cream comfort zone by ordering potato chip and butterscotch ice cream on an oatmeal cookie or stay safe and try the insanely gratifying double chocolate cookie with dirty mint ice cream. With plenty of cookie and ice cream combinations, you’re sure to find the perfect one for your palette!
As a city known for its long-standing taco trucks, Angelenos welcome contemporary twists on a well-known tradition with open arms. Find your favorite food truck and awaken the fabulous foodie in you!