Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Food Trucks Have No Clothes

After having tried nearly two dozen food trucks over the course of the past year or so, I feel comfortable making this statement now.

Food trucks kind of suck.

Yeah, you read that right. Out of the two dozen trucks I've sampled, only a handful actually served decent food (like Kogi when Roy Choi himself is at the helm). Even fewer merited the prices charged. I don't understand food truck fanaticism at all.

You're probably wondering, "Well, why did you try so many then? Don't you have to track them down? That's a lot of effort for food that sucks." I'm no fool. During most instances, I waited under five minutes for my food, and I've simply had the good fortune of happening to be at the right place at the right time.

Or the wrong place at the wrong time, given the quality of most of the trucks.

During the next two weeks, I'll be sharing my disappointments and small triumphs in this realm of mobile eats. I may even do two posts a day to mow through this crap.

Enjoy. Or perhaps I should say...beware and sorry.


  1. I haven't tried Kogi yet, but I've tried quite a bunch...and I have to agree. It's okay. I don't think it totally sucks (though some truly do), but it's just...mediocre. The price isn't really that cheap, and some of the concepts are just so unoriginal. I also don't have the energy or gas money to chase them around, nor do I want to order some impromptu just bc a food truck happened to park by where I live.

  2. I agree. I honestly think it's one of those fads that will die out eventually. The ones I've tried have just been best.

  3. I've tried my share of food trucks and I'd have to agree. There are a couple I get excited about when they're in my area, but there aren't any I'd go out of my way for.

  4. lol - you crack me up because I was thinking "then why did you try them all." But it really shows that you were giving them an honest shot.

  5. I guess this is why I don't bother with food trucks and spend my $7 at a restaurant in the SGV. NRM, Pho, etc FTW!

  6. thank you for confirming my suspicions that i never confirmed by actually eating at many of them.


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