In the seventies and eighties, “mobile dining” consisted of an ice cream truck circling your subdivision with that catchy tune parading along the streets.  In the nineties and into the new millennium, roach coach taco trucks fit the “street eats” bill.

These days, you have to be living in a house wrapped in saran wrap not to know that the Bay Area has a raging food truck culture!  Within minutes of having a “must eat now” craving, you can hop on Facebook or Twitter and lunch or dinner is covered.

Vendors in San Francisco and Oakland led the food truck movement in the last two years and the trend now… it’s EVERYWHERE!  From the Livermore Wine Country, to Santa Clara to Milpitas, we explored some great vendors and venues!



Jon’s Street Eats (Alameda and Emeryville)

Ahi tuna roll

Doc’s of the Bay (Emeryville)

American comfort food on a bun

Five Ten Burger (Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley)

510 refers to the East Bay’s area code, a nod to the neighborhoods 510 burger is committed to serving.

Cabana Dave’s (Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin)



WOW Silog Truck (South Bay Wide – we found them in Milpitas)

MoGo BBQ (South Bay Wide)

Korean Burritos, you can find them outside of the South Bay’s Dance Clubs till 2am.


Sam’s Chowdermobile (Bay Area Wide – we found them in Fremont)

Edgewood Eats (Every Monday Night in Palo Alto)

Comments (13)
  1. Marylue Timpson says:

    I tuned in late. You were advertising the Butterscotch to GO truck. Where was it and how can I find them. Tim LLLLLOOOVVVES BUTERSCOTCH. It would be a wonderful surprise to give him.

    1. EMpulse says:

      I agree! I also tuned in late and this article does NOT cover all of the food trucks that were featured in the live T.V. segment. PLEASE either update the article or make the entire video of the segment available for us to view here. :0( Thanks!

  2. Bill Moore says:

    Great episode! Come back down anytime. You hit some fantastic South Bay trucks but it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

  3. Barbara says:

    Where are the lobster rolls in Fremont?

    1. d says:

      next tuesday, they are in newark…

      1. Barbara says:


  4. Genevieve says:

    Where can I find the episode for this? I was there when you guys were interviewing Butterscotch on the go!

  5. monica loger says:

    Hello eye on the bay:

    i watch your show almost every day except fridays. it would help when you go to the various busineeses if you would print the address on the bottom subtitle lines, so we don’t always have to go on the web.
    that’s what channel 4 did with bay area backroads. we canwrite the info as we watch your program


  6. Yoony says:

    @Monica It seems part of the goal is to get viewers to go to the CBS website. That’s why also on Flea Market Friday, viewers have to go to the website to get in touch with and or get info on sellers.

  7. dominique_olison says:

    I would LOVE!!!!! to get the entire lists of streets truck eats from eye on the bay so that I can use it for my family reunion event in 2014 I saw the last end of it today Sunday on 5/29/11 I would appreciate it a whole lot. Thank You so very much. My Contact is Pamela McGhee 510-893-9686.

  8. Joan says:

    I was glad to see Jon’s Street Eats. I followed the original Jon who had wonderful food and I’m glad to see the new Jon with good stuff. I wish I was in the area more. i love the food trucks-good grub at good prices!

  9. The Mobile Gourmet says:

    Come to Hiller Aviation in San Carlos for lunch on Wednesdays from 11AM to 2PM -there are 4 or 5 trucks every week. This week: Nom Nom, Mama’s Empanadas-SF, the lobster Shackmobile, Whisk on Wheels and Speedy Panini!

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