The food-on-wheels trend is heating up in the East Bay.
Courtesy of Grab and Go
High-end food trucks aren’t new to the East Bay, but the food-on-wheels trend is definitely heating up, with more trucks and gatherings than ever. From the usual American fare, like sandwiches and burgers, to more creative takes—french fry–stuffed burrito or Asian taco, anyone?—there’s a grab-and-go option near you.
On the Move
Blue Saigon: Vietnamese sandwiches, tacos, nachos, and pho—fusion at its finest. Oakland, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, bluesaigontruck.com, @bluesaigontruck.
Cupkates: Butter, sugar, eggs, flour. It’s as simple as that. Alameda, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Oakland, Walnut Creek, cupkatesbakery.com, @cupkatestruck.
Doc’s of the Bay: Classic, locally butchered burgers to black-bean burgers. Emeryville, Oakland, docsofthebay.com, @docsofthebay.
Ebbett’s Good to Go: A simple truck known for simply delicious sandwiches, especially its Cubano. El Cerrito, Emeryville, Oakland, ebbettsgoodtogo.com, @ebbettsgoodtogo.
Grab and Go Kabob: The most mouthwatering kebabs this side of the Mediterranean. Lafayette, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek, grabandgokabob.com, @grabandgokabob.
Liba Falafel: Choose a salad or sandwich, and then top it with brussels sprouts, apple slaw, and rosemary peanuts at the falafel bar. Oakland, libafalafel.com, @libafalafel.
Streatery: Made-from-scratch “peasant food” that incorporates local ingredients. Castro Valley, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, gostreatery.com, @streatery.
Sweet and Mellow: Artisanal treats and coffee drinks made the old-fashioned way. Livermore, sweetandmellowtruck.com, @sweetandmellow1.
United Bites: Globally inspired comfort food, from steak burgers to tacos. Antioch, Concord, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, unitedbites.com, @unitedbites.
Yummi BBQ: Asian-style BBQ featuring tacos, short ribs, and gluten-free options. Concord, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, yummibbq.com, @yummibbq.
Art Murmur: Oakland, every first Friday, 5–10 p.m., Telegraph Ave. between 19th St. and 27th St. oaklandartmurmur.org, @artmurmur.
Food Truck Mafia: Pleasanton, Fri. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Stoneridge Shopping Center. San Ramon, Tues.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Bishop Ranch. thefoodtruckmafia.com, @foodtruck_mafia.
Off the Grid: Berkeley, Mon. 5–9 p.m., Haste St. and Telegraph Ave. Concord, Sat. 11 a.m.–2p.m., Willows Shopping Center. Emeryville, Wed. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Haven St. and Park Ave. Oakland, Fri. 5–9 p.m., Oakland Museum of California at Lake Merritt. offthegridsf.com, @offthegridsf.