380 17th St, Oakland, CA, United States
This is not your average falafel truck. It's falafel plus magical pixie dust that would make you shout "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?" if your mouth weren't full of falafel. $8 buys a basic sandwich (not bad on its own, with tahini and chimichurri) and your turn at a smorgasbord of homemade additions and condiments -- roasted eggplant, beet salad, spiced carrot curls, olive relish, and on and on -- any one of which you'd be happy to order as your entire meal for the same money. A selection of your favorites packed into that pita makes for an endlessly-varied meal and the best thing that'll happen to you all week. It'd be longer, but you'll be back next Friday.
The Liba Falafel truck comes to this location on Friday's only, but check out the Liba Web site for other weekly locations around the Bay Area.