The food truck is not quintessentially Californian, though it does have many California qualities: Out and about, in the sunshine, and able to drive around and be mobile. It is no wonder the food truck has been received with open arms in much of California.
Los Angeles has a food truck map and tracker online at RoamingHunger.com. Los Angeles claims the food truck as a “Los Angeles Institution,” with upwards of 200 gourmet mobile food vendors on the streets with everything from Korean BBQ to sweet treats.
Off the Grid is San Francisco’s response to the craze in food trucks. Starting in June of 2010 with the idea that street food is similar to an “asian night market” and an opportunity to interact and connect among neighbors, family and friends. Off the Grid now operates over 20 weekly markets in the bay area and “believes in the power of a shared food experience to connect communities.”