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Must-Try Food Truck Locations

Must-Try Food Truck Locations

National Food Truck Day, one of our favorite holidays at KPOP Foods, is right around the corner! With diverse cuisines, daring flavor experimentations, and lively scenes, the food trucks in our list are to die for. 

1. Seoul Sausage - Los Angeles, CA


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Starting near and dear, our #1 food truck recommendation is Seoul Sausage, located in Los Angeles, California. Created by three close friends who wanted to introduce Korean flavors into the food truck industry (including our very own KPOP Foods Head of Product and Product Development, Chef Chris Oh), Seoul Sausage won the third season of the The Great Food Truck Race, a highly competitive battle between eight rookie food trucks with a whopping prize of $50k.

2. The Picnic Food Truck Park - Austin, TX


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Austin, home to one of the most vibrant food truck scenes, is a must if you enjoy good food and a good atmosphere! With multiple food truck parks, the options are endless. While the food trucks near The University of Texas at Austin are also great, it can get a little packed with students, especially the later you go. For that reason, we recommend The Picnic Park at Barton Springs! With an impressive array of food options and cuisines, a designated area that doesn’t move, and large seating areas, The Picnic Park is a must!

Location: 1720 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

3. San Jose Flea Market - CA


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Going back to the West Coast, another popular food truck location is The San Jose Flea Market! Probably one of our top two choices on this list, the Barryessa Flea Market has been open since 1960! From entertainment, friendly vendors, and unique, traditional “fair” type of foods, this food truck spot is unique and most importantly, supports local small businesses. If you’re in the area, you should definitely make a stop because you won’t find anything quite like it. Much to our dismay, the San Jose City council is considering rezoning this popular market so make sure to show your support for these local vendors by visiting and/or joining in the strike! 

Location: 1590 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95133

4. Off the Grid - San Francisco, CA


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Another popular West Coast food truck gathering is Off the Grid, a Bay Area icon if you’re looking for a full SF experience. There are a variety of locations, but the home location is at the Fort Mason Center, which hosts over 30 food trucks. What’s great about Off the Grid is that you can always find a lively atmosphere, friendly people, happy families, themed nights, and best of all, a huge variety of foods! There is the occasional festival, party, and events such as the Taco Takeover, so we highly recommend you take a look at their website for upcoming events!

Location: Parking Lot, 2 Marina Boulevard, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123

5. 5th Avenue Food Cart Pod - Portland, OR


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Portland has their own unique food truck experience, but we would like to particularly highlight their food cart pods. Rather than the many trucks that other cities have, Portland’s food vendors often stay in “pods.” This makes it easy for tourists and locals to sample several different types of food in one area, which is certainly convenient! Amongst the many pods that there are, we recommend the one on 5th Avenue. Set on the MAX line, this pod is perfect for those in the downtown area and has a multitude of cuisines, from Korea and Indian to Thai and Egyptian! 

Location: 324 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

6. Night Market - Philadelphia


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Night Market is the biggest Philadelphia food truck event during the year. Needless to say, that means you’ll find a myriad of cuisines, large (and packed) venues, and the best foods that Philadelphia has to offer. Set in four different locations around Philadelphia and four different times, the Night Market hosts over 60 food trucks and carts, so you’re sure to find all sorts of smells and foods that’ll entice you to test the size of that stomach of yours! To learn more, go to their website.

7. All Rounder - New York City, NY


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While there isn’t much space in New York City for large gatherings of food trucks and carts, you can easily find a wide variety of food trucks on almost every busy street. Turn a corner, and bam! The mouthwatering smells of gyros, hot dogs, and tacos will fill your nose and make you think twice before moving on to another street filled with bustling people. While the food trucks are scattered and flitter around from location to location, you’re likely to find your cravings quite easily. With a variety of prices, cuisines, and histories, New York City really has it all. Sadly, the pandemic has been severely destructive towards the food truck scene, but there are many relief projects such as The Street Vendor Project! So, make sure to support these NYC food vendors, spread the word, and spread awareness of the current situation, especially on this lovely National holiday!

8. Watch Out For: Houston Grub Park - TX


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Finally, Houston Grub Park may not be open yet, but it is certainly a highly anticipated food truck park! That’s because this location will be dedicated to Black-owned food trucks. There will be nearly 30 food trucks and many vendor tents, so this is an exciting moment for all minority groups, but especially the Black community! President of the Black Service Chamber, Christopher Bush, has announced that there will be many “categories” of food, which will be further divided into subcategories. We’re already drooling in anticipation. It’s set to open sometime during this summer and many of the proceeds from this park will be going back to the Black community, so be sure to have your eye out for their official opening! 

Location: 1615 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054