Food trucks are increasing in popularity more and more each day. Moveable Feast is a company that organizes events that feature groups of food trucks at locations all over the South Bay similar to Off the Grid in San Francisco. It seems like every couple weeks a new city is added to their list. It took me a while to try because I wasn’t interested in the trucks they had lined up until I saw that the Nom Nom truck (yes, the runner-up on the 1st season of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck race”) was coming from SF to Willow Glen.
Moveable Feast: Willow Glen happens every Friday night and has the largest number of trucks of all the feast locations – usually 10+. We arrived just as it opened because I had read about the super large crowds that gather.
Like restaurants, all food trucks are not created equal. Here are the things we ate that are worth trying:
1. Nom Nom: pork banh mi sandwich – at $5 a pop this not only tasted good but was the best deal of the night. Great fresh crusty bread and sweet pork with tart veggies.
2. Eat on Monday: Fried chicken club sandwich – maple syrup glazed bacon …. nuff.said.
3. le bon: garlic noodles w/ bacon and grilled shrimp – very flavorful
4. Fairy cakes – looked and tasted like your mom’s homemade cupcakes. Just a little pricey ($3) for the size.
If you see the red buckets you know you are in the right place. No fancy seating or tables here. Grab a couple buckets and get eating!
Tips for a successful food truck excursion….arrive early (within 1st hour) so they don’t run out of food, the lines are not long and the wait for your food is short. Also, hit the ATM.
Note: best way to find out when/where and who is showing up each week is to check out their facebook page.
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