Insta-Worthy Eats: 6 Must-Try Local Food Trucks
Forget sourdough starters and Michelin-starred joints, because the hottest culinary action is happening on four wheels. That’s right, we’re talking about food trucks! So grab your crew, some napkins (trust us, you'll need them), and an open mind as we take a tour of six Bay Area food trucks that promise a culinary adventure like no other.
Family-owned and operated since 2002, this local favorite specializes in Guanajuato home-style cooking. With a menu inspired by home-taught dishes, this gem has been voted #26 on Yelp's top 100 Taco spots. Nestled at the corner of Treat & 23rd, it's a must-try for anyone exploring Bay Area eats.
The only Puerto Rican food truck in the Bay Area, Boriqua Kitchen serves truly authentic Puerto Rican street food. Chef de Cuisine Lamboy, fueled by his passion for cooking, brings you soulful dishes that “make your taste buds salsa dance.” Looking to visit? Be sure to try their signature dish —Chicharrones de pollo.
For a soul food feast like no other, this Oakland-based food truck has got you covered. Painted in eye-catching shades of bright blue, yellow, and pink, the trucky isn't hard to spot. With a commitment to safe, high-quality food, they aim to satisfy your senses and create the perfect atmosphere. From soul food ribs and chicken to mouthwatering mac and cheese, their menu promises a culinary journey that impresses guests and leaves a lasting impression.
This local favorite stands out as one of the Bay Area's most popular Birria trucks, serving Jalisco-style Birria tacos and tortas. Skip the ordinary and savor slow-cooked, flavor-dense shredded beef in their bestsellering tacos and long hoagie-style tortas. And don’t forget the fan-favorite elote made from fresh corn seasoned with lime, parmesan, chili powder, and Flaming Hot Cheetos.
Offering crunchy street food, savory sauces, traditional entrees, and fresh juice, Swahili Spot brings the heart of Tanzania to the streets. Owner Priscilla Mkenda, born and raised in Tanzania and Uganda, shares the rich flavors of her culture through her expansive menu. As the second Tanzanian Food Truck in the US, Priscilla is proud to be a pioneer in this space.
Located in the Havenscourt neighborhood of Oakland, Yummy Yummy Hibachi is a highly-rated Asian izakaya restaurant that has locals raving. Customers can’t stop talking about the high-quality ingredients in dishes like the New York Steak and Chicken Plate, Garlic Butter, and Teriyaki. With locations in Oakland and San Leandro, it's a go-to spot for those craving flavorful Asian cuisine.
Embark on a foodie adventure through these food trucks, each offering a unique and delectable experience that reflects the diverse culinary landscape of the Bay Area. Whether you're a taco enthusiast, birria lover, or craving soulful feasts, these trucks have something for everyone.