Eat on the Wild Side
A cheat sheet to Off the Grid’s food truck gatherings.
Courtesy of Slider Truck
Perfect for end-of-summer eating, Off the Grid brings a convoy of tasty food trucks to Pleasant Hill on Wednesdays, Pleasanton on Sundays, and—as of July—Walnut Creek on Tuesdays. But it can be difficult to narrow down your choices—especially with the lineup of trucks changing frequently. Not sure which food slinger might fit the bill? We’ve found the best one for your palate. offthegridsf.com.
If you like to stick with simple sandwiches (PB&J is fine, thanks):
Try this: You’ll feel at home at the Slider Truck, which serves up made-to-order sliders with proteins such as beef, pork belly confit, and honey fried chicken.
If you like to experiment without making a huge mess:
Try this: Grab a crustacean-stuffed split-top roll from the Lobsta Truck.
If you like to think inside the bun:
Try this: Line up at The Chairman, an Asian-style food truck known for its baked or steamed buns stuffed with ingredients such as Coca-Cola braised pork.
If you like sides more than the main event:
Try this: Order naked fries at Opie’s Gourmet Stacked Burgers, where the classics are king.
If you like sampling south-of-the-border eats:
Try this: El Porteño, famous for its delightfully flaky and flavor-packed empanadas, is your truck.
If you like fish so fresh it could have been swimming yesterday:
Try this: Go to Ceviche and Co. for Ecuadorian eats with a California twist.
If you like a little spice:
Try this: Curry Up Now will transport you all the way to India, with its open-faced naan sandwiches and deconstructed samosa bowls.
If you like things sweet—and want daring new flavors:
Try this: FK Frozen Custard Truck churns out adventurous flavors, including cinnamon toast crunch, Thai tea, and cornflake cereal milk.