Mark Twain once said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”
This rings true for any local, while watching all of the tourists at Fisherman’s Wharf shiver in their shorts and tank tops, wondering why it is so goddamn cold and foggy in the middle of July.
Those who know the Bay know that October is July and July is December. In this case, what’s better than spending some time outside and enjoying one of the many food truck parks that SF has to offer.
The hardest part: Picking just one of the seemingly endless food trucks.
It’s all in the name. Hula Truck is bringing the flavors of the islands to the mainland. Their slogan is “Pacific Island flavor with a NorCal twist,” so you know that whatever they are cooking up, you get to enjoy it in a burrito or over tater tots.
With meat options including kalua pork (A traditional Hawaiian cooking method), lechon kawali (Deep fried pork belly), and tocino (A sweet, cured pork) the flavor profile at Hula is one you won’t find at any other food truck (And perhaps any restaurant as well).
Whatever you decide to have at Hula Truck, your taste buds will be dancing, as their flavors are even bolder and brighter than their food truck itself (And trust us, their food truck stands out in a crowd).
Bobcha specializes in what has grown to be a speciality in the Bay: Korean-Mexican Fusion (KMF). Like all great KMF joints, you know that Bobcha’s bulgogi burritos are an off-the-chain explosion of flavor. We like to get ours “Cali Style,” which includes tater tots as a replacement for rice.
If you still haven’t had your tot fix, Bobcha is serving up bulgogi kimchi tater tots covered in a myriad of sauces, including soy garlic, smokey orange, honey garlic and hot sauce. The combination of the sweetness from the bulgogi and honey garlic sauce paired with the kick from the smokey orange and hot sauce make for a harmonious marriage of flavors.
Honestly, this may be the best drunk food in the city, packing the flavors needed to fill all of your cravings. From sweet to savory, here you get it all-in-one. Plus, there is a nice layer of potato to soak up all of the alcohol.
In San Francisco, there is an endless number of delicious restaurants, spanning many different cultural cuisines. However, there are always times when you might just want a simple fried chicken sandwich or a fat, juicy burger. Well, Adam’s Grub Truck takes that simple concept and puts it on steroids.
If you are looking for a small burger you can hold in your hands and eat in a few bites, there are plenty of In-N-Out’s you can wait in line at. On the flip side, Adam’s takes the approach of “Go big or go home.” This applies to not only the size of their sandwiches, but also the flavors. Whether you go with their panko-crusted fried chicken (With applewood smoked bacon and an array of toppings), or their soft shell crab sandwich (Yup… Two soft shell crabs seasoned and fried with pepper and garlic, all on a sandwich), you will be going home full and satisfied.
All of the creations at Adam’s are outside-the-box and pushing the boundaries of the sandwich game.