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Whether you are at Off the Grid in Menlo Park, Mobile Wednesday in Palo Alto or are lucky enough to just come upon one of these marvelously catered meals on wheels, there are definitely favorites in the category of best food trucks. As CBS has recently dished out tips on the best of food truck gigs, here are some others to keep your taste buds asking for more.
Curry Up Now
321 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
129 S. B St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Inspired by Indian street foods from other parts of the world, Curry Up Now is mobilizing its four food trucks within the Bay Area, and aims to bring ethnic bites of deliciousness to the masses. The owners pride themselves in bringing the tastes of Mumbai, New Market, Kolkatta, Chandi Chowk, Old Delhi and other regions of India to its customers here in the Peninsula and Bay area. This company also caters for special events such as birthdays and corporate events. The menu for Curry Up Now can be viewed here.
San Carlos, CA
The Chairman uses secret recipes, all from The Little Red Cookbook. Its cuisine is inspired by Asian food that is bold, spicy and unique in flavor. The Chairman prides itself on its savory baked and steamed buns. The buns are made by a local, family-owned restaurant, which has been making buns for over 40 years. Its yeast culture is one of a kind, since it is directly imported from China. In a sense, this food truck is pushing to be a concept of high-end food sold within the food truck scene. The truck cannot be missed, as its artwork is bold, just like its food. The artwork was designed by a famous visual artist, James Jean, whose work is also published by Prada, DC Comics and Atlantic Records. The truck can be spotted all over the Bay Area with stops in San Mateo and San Carlos on The Peninsula.
Little Green Cyclo
San Carlos, CA
For fresh and flavorful, organic and local Vietnamese street food, the Little Green Cyclo truck offers a seasonal menu, with weekly specials including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The biggest raves from customers go towards the regular menu items, like the truffle oil garlic noodles, the banh mi, spring rolls or sweet potato tater tots. This little green truck with big taste was recently voted Bay Area’s #1 food truck in the Chase Sapphire’s Eaters’ Choice Awards. It has also recently been rated one of the top in Bay Area food trucks by Zagat. The Peninsula is one of Little Green Cyclo’s favorite haunts, stopping in San Carlos, Palo Alto and San Mateo. Check the website for locations and times.
What is an acai bowl? You’ll soon find out once you bite into the delicious, healthy blending of fruit and acai berries, made into a frozen pulp. Mahalo Bowl’s fruit bowls are all natural, with no added sugar and no high fructose corn syrup. This smoothie-like mixture is also topped with many varieties of healthy toppings, including granola, honey and fresh fruit. The truck has made stops in Palo Alto and Menlo Park but as routes sometimes change, you can follow the truck on Twitter or on Facebook to get a ‘heads up’ on the weekly routes.
The SAJJ Street Eats Food Truck
883 Hamilton Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Mobile Mediterranean food can be fresh, fast and delicious – when done right. The exotic dishes are made with some of the most divine ingredients including chickpeas, bulgur, basmati, fava beans, eggplant, mint, zahtar, cardamom, tahini, sumac and honey. Enjoy a falafel, shawarma, or babaganoush from a truck that is known for its authentic sauces and original flavors. Follow the truck and track its next locations here.
Kelly Gullo is a freelance writer in San Francisco, CA. Kellys topics are about music and nightlife. Kelly has also written a variety of articles on health and dieting and topics related to the environment. Kelly has a degree in journalism and public relations from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.