SFGate summarizes the law, unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, that formalizes the presence of food trucks in San Francisco. Some restrictions were added (can’t serve within 75 feet of a restaurant before 10pm) and other restrictions were loosened (reduced buffer zone around schools, can serve on college and hospital campuses). The aim of the law is to let food trucks serve more areas of the city, which were previously off-limits.
Just a reminder that Fort Mason Off The Grid starts back up on March 22, 2013! 5-10pm // 30 trucks!
On November 23, 2012, the Bay Area Mobile Food Vendors’ Association was founded! They are working on becoming a 501(c)(6) non-profit and all Bay Area food trucks are encouraged to join. Here is a link to their Facebook and Twitter pages. This unification of food trucks couldn’t come at a better time as local governments, including the city of San Francisco, are proposing new rules for food trucks.
New Trucks Added! @eatmorebbq @spiceitupcafe @Bibigoq @eatfuki @StrEatBrew @SugarTreeMobile @Municher @HongryKongOctober 18, 2012 at 9:15 am
Wow – where do I begin? Several new trucks launched in the past few weeks:
@eatmorebbq – Texas-style barbecue serving out of Redwood City
@spiceitupcafe – An Asian-Fusion dessert truck!
@Bibigoq – Sporadically serving around SF
@eatfuki – more like a food trailer that serves bowls and salads with a rotating selection (mostly at the SOMA StrEat food park)
@StrEatBrew – SF’s first beer & wine truck! Serving primarily at the SOMA StrEat food park (EDIT: actually @brewtrucsf was the first!)
@SugarTreeMobile – San Jose-based old fashioned candy shoppe / trailor
@Municher – serving a graduated scale of mild-to-super-spicy foods
@HongryKong – Hong Kong Café inspired dishes
Moveable Feast teamed up with Stanford to bring food trucks to all of the football home games! 14 trucks will be serving – free admission, open to the public, rain or shine. Here is the Facebook event.
— Me So Hungry SF (@MeSoHungrySF) July 19, 2012
Music and food always go great together! This Saturday (7/21), dine at 7 of San Francisco’s finest food trucks in Potrero del Sol Park (entrance at 25th & Utah Street). Here is a link to the Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival website. Tickets are $7 – $10. Trucks serving are:
- Doc’s of the Bay
- Kung Fu Tacos
- Kasa Indian
- An the Go
- Voodoo Van
- Frozen Kuhsterd
A new food truck pod is getting started on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Oakland at 3rd and Webster! The pod will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am – 2pm. My Shrimp Shack and Sweet Treat Stop are headlining the opening day.
Come join SweetTreatStop & MyShrimpShack @ R new food-pod debut 7/10 on Webster & 3rd St~Oakland, 11a-2p, great eats every Tues’s & Thurs’s
— SWEET TREAT STOP (@SWEETTREATSTOP) July 10, 2012
— My Shrimp Shack (@MyShrimpShack) July 10, 2012
A new food truck event is launching on Mondays from 4-8:30 @ the Caltrain Parking Lot (385 1st St) in San Mateo! There will be 6 Food Trucks + a Mini Farmers’ Market. The event is being organized by Urban Table, which has historically been a farmers’ market organizer and promoter. They are now combining the farmers’ market concept with food trucks.