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The great food truck swell of Los Angeles began in 2008 (so they say) when a truck called Kogi rolled out with their Korean short rib taco. Their hit was instant and success long reaching, as others quickly bought trucks to peddle their own creations. Now, on any given day, you’ll find 6,000 roving eateries taking to the sunny streets – some fusion, some standard, some flash in the pans (we suspect) with their own take on quick cuisine. In short, it’s not hard to find a bite on wheels, but to find the best roaming dishes on the Los Angeles food trucks scene? Just hop on a flight to Los Angeles and follow our recommendations for the five best tried-and-tested trucks on the road.
Coolhaus Truck, Los Angeles
Eggslut, Los Angeles
What’s in a name? An ode to their signature dish, of course. Cooked and served in a glass jar, the Eggslut is a coddled egg on pureed potato topped with chives and grey salt. Similarly delicious are the Fairfax; scrambled eggs, caramelized onions and cheese, or the Nita; pulled pork with chimichurri sauce, cotija cheese, and a runny egg, both on fresh brioche buns. With a regular parking spot next to Handsome Coffee Roasters, this is a morning stop not to be missed.
Heirloom Truck, Los Angeles
Heirloom LA is one part catering duo, (of classically-trained chefs), and one part roaming food company. But despite their plentiful offerings of delicious seasonal food, one dish stands out: their trademarked (no really) Lasagna Cupcake. Lasagna for one, if you will, this is a savoury pocket of goodness composed of fresh cheeses and meats like Colorado Lamb, depending on the season.
Auntie's Fry Bread, Los Angeles
Hailing from Montana, the Koyama family decided to give Southern California their spin on traditional Native American fry bread when they opened their truck in 2010. The fluffy flat creation is served piping hot and piled with loads of ingredients like grilled squash and black beans, or the Traditional – lettuce, beef, tomatoes, cheese and onions. Wash it down with a cold Sioux City Sarsaparilla and you’ve got a true meal from the Old West.
Kogi, Los Angeles
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About the author: EvaEva Goicochea
Eva Goicochea is the Head of Culture & Talent at Everlane and founder of the blog Mister Boffin (www.misterboffin.com). An Angeleno for five years, she lives with her husband and pets in the wooded hills of Mt. Washington. When not working, you can find her attempting to garden or exploring the eateries of Southern California.