It was just few years ago that San Francisco was without a food truck scene, but Off the Grid, going strong since 2010, is more than making up for it. The Bay Area is now thankfully out of Portland’s high and mighty street food shadow with a new proliferation of Off the Grid locations, including the market’s return to its downtown locale at Front and Vallejo this coming Monday, November 5th. The first 300 diners will get a free cookie thanks to Cookie Time and Off the Grid, so get there right at 11am as the market opens for an extra treat.
October’s Diner en Blanche-esque Picnic in the Presidio was another Off the Grid success, and a new spot at Joe Dimaggio Playground in North Beach every Wednesday from 5-9pm further expands their tasty reach. There are 7-or-so trucks in North Beach, alternating as usual and accompanied by live music. Expect to see Little Green Cyclo, Kinder’s BBQ, the Peruvian sandwich truck Sanguchon, and Pacific Puffs, masters of choux dough.
Also, it doesn’t hurt that there’s a cheerleading section of links at Off the Grid’s site for future food truck owners. Instruktional is an online toolkit for those interested in owning a food truck, and SF Cart Project is a partnership with the city for aspiring entrepreneurs of the wheeled edible variety.