Food truck favorites in California
The casual, quick and creative fare offered by food trucks is the perfect fuel for car travelers looking for a tasty bite that allows them to experience a destination like a local. Here’s a selection of California favorites for a great stop on the road while vacationing in the United States.
Traveling by bike, motorbike or car on the 101 through the bohemian seaside town of Leucadia is a right of passage in the summer. Motorbike-themed Moto Deli is a great place to stop in the event of a hunger strike. Known for its artisan chef-led sandwiches, Moto Deli offers a menu of world and locally inspired dishes between two pieces of bread.
The Waypoint Cafe serves an all-American breakfast and lunch that the whole family will enjoy and is unlike any other dining experience in town. This place is perfect for a road trip pit stop. Located next to Camarillo Airport, you’ll have a view of the plane’s floor and take off while enjoying a buttery Belgian waffle, breakfast burrito, or a juicy burger and fries. Don’t forget to try their signature milkshakes which are crowd favorites.
Located in Rosewood Miramar Beach, the resort’s charming food truck serves a selection of high-end but affordable fare, including Cali Cobb Salad, Crispy Fish Tacos, Hank’s Double Diamond Burger, and Dungeness Crab Cakes, plus craft cocktails. inspired, beer and wine bottle. Led by Executive Chef Massimo Falsini, the Rosewood Miramar Beach food truck lunch options are available daily for walk-in service only.
Take a seat on Hearst Ranch Winery’s outdoor patio, overlooking San Simeon Cove, and enjoy a glass of wine with a bite from their food truck located in the cellar Thursday through Sunday. After some fun in the sun in San Simeon, drive up the coast to the front door of Big Sur: Ragged Point. Ravaged by locals and tourists alike, the roadside sandwich stand at the Ragged Point Inn is the perfect refueling destination. Grab one of their famous burgers or sandwiches, with fries and a shake of course, and enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the cliff. On summer weekends, enjoy a free concert by local musicians.
San Luis Obispo County
Feed My Seoul is a husband and wife team bringing carefully prepared oriental barbecue to San Luis Obispo. Specializing in artisanal Asian meat, their own mobile grill kitchen is the ultimate food truck experience on your road trip through the Central Coast. Stop by and try their assortment of affordable breakfasts or grab a portion of their Take-N BBQ if you prefer to cook the meal yourself.
A road trip through California’s Central Valley or to Sequoia National Park should include a stop in Visalia, where seasonal crops from nearby farms inspire local chefs year-round. One of the best places to explore local bounty is the food truck scene at the Visalia Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday, food trucks roll alongside the farmers with options such as Quesadilla Gorilla with their Keep Calm + Curry On ‘dilla, and Pita Kabob Truck serving their Mediterranean breakfast favorites. Wesley’s Wheatless offers tasty gluten-free options. Taylor Brother’s hot dog stand in downtown Visalia offers hot dogs with a nostalgic twist. Opened in 1952 by Jimmy Taylor and his wife Pauline (the “Notorious Ma Taylor”), this walk-up with its iconic neon sign offers a slice of Americana with their hot dogs.
Casa de Fruta Orchard Resort began as a roadside cherry stand over 120 years ago and today it is an iconic destination that attracts over two million visitors each year. Whenever you travel between SoCal and the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to stop in for farm-fresh produce, dried fruits and nuts, gourmet gifts, homemade sweets, tastings. of wine and more. La Casa de Fruta has been selected by USA Today as “the most delicious place for pie in California”, so be sure to have a slice of it or have a whole pie to go!
Looking for flavors and variety during your summer road trip? Stocklandia, Stockton’s only dedicated catering truck fleet, has a range of diverse truck offerings from Cambodian to Filipino and Mexican. Beat the summer head with frozen chocolate banana from El Futal or a quick burger and fries from Kozmos. Stocklandia enables small businesses to thrive and prosper, serving as a platform for multiculturalism showcasing their passion, and their team is an active member of the Stockton community.