Off the Grid, San Francisco

You’ve got to hand it to San Francisco, they sure do food with style, whether it’s 2 star Michelin, a restaurant that seasons their garlic with food or serious health conscious fare. However, what San Francisco does better than anyone else are food trucks. Now, living in England, the thought of a food truck serving you something that you might be interested in seems like a farce – our experiences being limited to the pitiful excuse for food served out of these trucks at festivals and fairs. Off the Grid is San Fran’s food truck revolution bundled under one happy umbrella. The organisation has food truck markets every week, all over the city and even tells you how many trucks are going to be present at each market. Once a month, at Fort Mason, Off the Grid brings together no less than 30 trucks serving up anything from cupcakes to creme brulee to pho, beer, jerk chicken and tacos. Throw in a live band and some of the best food you’d pay handsomely for in a restaurant, and you’ve got yourself a perfect summer evening. My efforts must have taken me across at least half the food trucks and I have to admit, I was ecstatically shocked and surprised – everything I tasted was fresh, vibrant and just, downright, delicious!.

Yep, this is the right place!
Asian food heaven
Music and food….love all around!
Creme brulee cart – yes please! I had dulche de leche!
And then there’s a bit of funky fusion!
Best to go to trucks with the long lines!
Pork bun heaven at Chairman Bao!
They really are trucks!
Nothing complete without one of these!

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The Fort Mason market is usually the first Friday of the month, whilst other smaller gatherings take place every week.

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