Cool California Trucks
Have all your bases covered and ready to go the food-truck route? Here are several of our favorites.
Be sure to see our guide to hiring a food truck to cater your wedding.
You’ll find hundreds of options throughout the Golden State. All of the trucks listed serve stellar food and have experience catering LGBT weddings.
A pioneer of contemporary Latin American dining in Los Angeles, Border Grill is run by celeb chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, a longtime supporter of the LA LGBT center and the Human Rights Campaign. The Baja ceviche cone and slow-roasted pork carnitas are fan favorites.
Their tacos rock, but the mulitas, sandwich-like combos of meat and Jack cheese pressed between two corn tortillas, have earned this truck a cult following.
Oakland’s James Whitehead took his obsession with gourmet pizza on the road in 2010, mounting a pizza oven on a trailer (Whitehead calls it a “brick and motor” operation). The MoBetta Polpetta, a pie topped with meatballs, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and chili-garlic olive oil, is a standout.
Michael Davidson started firing up grilled cheese sandwiches at Oakland’s Art Murmur and has since gone on to win nine National Grilled Cheese Invitational awards. The Jammer with comté, mozzarella, spicy-pepper jam, and arugula aioli is a crowd pleaser.
Business partners Jake Godby and Sean Vahey conjure up wild ice cream flavors—such as Secret Breakfast (bourbon ice cream with cornflakes)—for grown-ups. Their truck, Miss Betty, can provide ice cream float and sundae bars using your choice of six ice cream flavors.
Chef Rob Sanders doles out smoked meats, fried chicken tacos, bacon cheeseburgers, and his signature YOLO fries, piled high with cheese, pulled pork, fried onions, jalapeño ranch dressing, and barbecue sauce.
We all scream for S’Cream Balls, addictively good, all-natural ice cream scoops dipped in rich chocolate, served on a stick, produced by two moms, and served from a former mail truck.
This Filipino-Mexican fusion truck has been a darling of the San Francisco scene since the early days of mobile dining. Local couple Alex Flores and Chris Lasell hired them for their Walnut Creek wedding this past September, and guests thoroughly enjoyed the pork, chicken, and tofu burritos, as well as tacos with adobo-garlic rice and nacho-inspired Sisig fries piled high with cheese, guac, pico de gallo, and pickled chiles.
Korean flavors with carefully sourced ingredients are the mark of this jet-black truck with a distinctive tiger-in-a-tuxedo logo. Devotees rave about the flatiron steak bulgogi, with house-made Bourbon Katsauce providing the kick, and the kimchi hot dogs with sriracha mayo.
Recent newlyweds Garrett McCord and Brian Palmer chose this local favorite for their wedding after trying the truck’s delicious food at a friend’s party. Says McCord: “We became obsessed with their tacos,” which are available with a variety of traditional fillings along with tortas, quesadillas, and sopes. (No website; 916-504-1093)
Did someone say Cap’n Crunch Crab Cakes? Plus, lobster rolls, spinach-artichoke grilled cheese sandwiches, and “wicked whoopie pies” for dessert.