Veggie Truckin'

Bay Area Food Trucks from a Vegetarian Perspective

A New Truck and a Camera Crew July 29, 2011

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I thought I wouldn’t be able to visit any bay area food trucks in the two and a half days I was in town, but I was wrong! On Wednesday, I checked my twitter feed and saw that a new truck, Bomb Truck, was going to be in downtown San Jose. They had just debuted while I was out of town, so I was excited to get a chance to try their popsicles!

Being lactose intolerant, my first question was which pops were dairy free. There were only two that weren’t, and with the huge variety I had a difficult time making a decision. Eventually, I went with the nutella flavored pop.

Nutella popsicle from the Bomb Truck

It was tasty, and I enjoyed the addition of the little cup that fit around the popsicle. It made it so I didn’t feel pressured to eat the whole thing before my drive home because I could put it in my cup holder. In fact, I soon regretted not getting more than one popsicle as soon as I realized they were so easily transported. The truck recently tweeted that their pops can even be taken to go with dry ice! I think my favorite part, though, was the little bit that melted at the bottom of the cup. Sipping it after I was done brought me back to my childhood when drinking the remains of an Otter Pop was the highlight of the whole experience.

That evening, I found out via twitter that The Wow Truck was going to be featured on Eat Street, a show about food trucks I had just recently started watching. They were filming at Bernal Park with Treatbot serving too. Despite the lack of veg options at the Wow, I thought I’d go check out the scene and grab some Treatbot. I had been to these trucks before at this location, and I had never seen the line so long!

The Wow Truck and the beginning of its line

...the line continues and ends near the camera crew

I was kinda glad I was only eating at Treatbot since the line was so long, but it was great to see so much support for a south bay food truck! I was also happy to have an opportunity to eat at a couple trucks before I drove down to LA today. Tomorrow the quest to hit up as many LA food trucks as possible begins!

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A Hot San Jose Night July 11, 2011

On Thursday, July 7th Moveable Feast held an event outside of their usual Saturday in San Pedro Square time and location. Seven trucks joined the rest of the Hot San Jose Nights festivities at the county fairgrounds for the evening.

I’ve found that my food truck obsession has brought me to places and events that I never would have seen otherwise on many occasions. This was definitely the case on Thursday. Old fashioned cars lined the perimeter of the event and often drove right by while I enjoyed my meal. There were also a lot of people dressed in poodle skirts and other ’50s garb who were attending the sock hop and decided to stop by for some dinner.

The first truck I went to was Tikka Bytes. I had only been to this truck once before and had had a taco at the time. This time I got a naanwich with tofu and tikka masala. Unfortunately, when I opened it up it definitely had chicken instead of tofu in it. I felt bad having to bring it back, but they were very understanding and my replacement naanwich came out much faster. I had a hard time getting a good photo of it though:

Tofu tikka masala naanwich from Tikka Bytes

Despite not photographing well and requiring multiple napkins to enjoy it, the naanwich was full of flavor and very filling. I had been eyeing a sandwich at another truck for afterward but soon realized I was too full for anything that big. Instead, I made my way over to The Wow Truck, a truck I never thought I’d eat at again because of their lack of vegetarian options. They have started serving a vegetarian dessert option, though, called a turon. This was basically a banana fritter, and it was tasty.

Turon from the Wow Truck

My final stop was Treatbot, where I got a chocolate chip cookie with eastside horchata ice cream. It was delicious, as always.

Chocolate chip cookie with eastside horchata ice cream from Treatbot

After I finished another messy treat (the messier it is, the yummier it is, right?), I met up with Food Truck Nerd for an interview for his podcast. He managed to record me between all the old fashioned cars driving by, and it was fun chatting with a fellow food truck lover. I’ll post as soon as he posts the episode with me in it, but until then I recommend listening to his previous episodes!

Tonight I’m heading to Edgewood Eats. I didn’t go last week, so I almost feel like I’m having withdrawals. Lots of my favorite trucks will be there, so I’m looking forward to it!