The gourmet food truck craze has taken over Los Angeles, with popular roving catering trucks maintaining a following by using Twitter to let their fans know where they can catch their latest Korean taco or coconut cupcake fix. You can feel like a local by joining the queue for one of these meals or treats on wheels. Following these mobile commissaries on Twitter can have added bonus of letting you in on where a hot nightclub event, festival or free concert is happening, since the trucks follow the crowds.
When I created my initial list of Gourmet Los Angeles Food Trucks, there were only about a dozen on Twitter, and those were the ones I listed. Now there are hundreds, and there's no way I can try them all, so I've listed some I really like or have heard great things about from my friends.
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The Grilled Cheese Truck
Chef Dave Danhi was inspired to create the Grilled Cheese Truck after competing in the annual Grilled Cheese Invitational. His entry, the Cheesy Mac & Rib Melt has become a staple on the mobile menu. It also inspired my own gourmet grilled cheese experiments in the kitchen, raising my cholesterol 10 points. There are now multiple Grilled Cheese Trucks serving LA and Orange County with more around the country and the world.
The Bollywood Bites Truck
Created by Sanjay Patel, former chef to Michael Jackson, the Bollywood Bites Truck offers a combination of restaurant favorites and popular Indian street fare. I'm a little picky about Indian food, but I've enjoyed everything I've tried from the Bollywood Truck.
Organic hand-made ice cream sandwiches created by two women architects with a passion for constructing the perfect cookie and ice cream combo. Even the wrappers are edible.
Fresh organic fare from a former Wolfgang Puck chef that's delicious, if not quite health food. Try the pulled pork and sweet potato fries or look for the daily farmer's market specials.
Hungry Nomad Truck
The Hungry Nomad is an Armenian/Lebanese food truck owned by the family that has operated Sasoun Bakeries in LA and Lebanon for over 50 years. The Fatoush lentil salad is a tasty vegetarian option.
Border Grill Truck
From "Too Hot Tamales" Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, owners of the popular Border Grill restaurant on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, comes a mobile menu primarily cruising special events and attractions across LA.