The Los Angeles food truck scene boasts a diverse variety of fare from casual and traditional to full service gourmet. These fabulous food truck offerings are some of the best gourmet food trucks in the city, serving up unique culinary creations with exceptional ingredients and a high commitment to quality. Next time you are looking for a gourmet meal in L.A., consider these decadent restaurants on wheels.
The Kogi Beef Truck, known for their delicious Korean BBQ, serves up gourmet, Korean-Mexican fusion tacos from their truck daily. Founders Mark Manguera, Caroline Shin-Manguera and Chef Roy Choi have made their tacos some of LA’s favorite. Don’t miss their Spicy Pork Tacos, Short Rib tacos, Calamari Tacos, Chicken Tacos, or Tofu Tacos, all served on handmade tortillas topped with meats and plenty of fresh veggies. Unique Kogi Dogs, sliders, and dessert treats are also available.
Border Grill Truck
One of LA’s best downtown restaurants, Border Grill, serves up the same great-tasting, gourmet Mexican food from their Border Grill Truck, a “party on wheels” roaming the streets of Los Angeles. Celebrity Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger serve up their famous gourmet tacos (including cubano chicken, baja fish, sweet potato black bean and more), quesadillas, bowls, and ceviches right from the truck. Sweets, sides (including their exceptional garlic fries), and beverages, including their famous margaritas and mojitos, are also available.
Cousins Maine Lobster
Bringing the tradition of Maine and its iconic lobster industry to Southern California, Cousins Maine Lobster, owned and operated by real-life cousins from the other coast, offers some of the best gourmet cuisine in Los Angeles. Their sustainably-harvested lobster takes center stage on the menu in their award-winning lobster rolls and lobster quesadilla, but additional unique options, including lobster ice cream, round out their menu.
The Grilled Cheese Truck
The Grilled Cheese Truck, a food-truck staple in Los Angeles, serves up unique, gourmet culinary creations with just the perfect amount of old-fashioned nostalgia to remind you of your childhood. In addition to traditional melts, don’t miss unique offerings like the fried chicken and waffle melt, French onion soup melt, Brie melt, and goat cheese melt. Can’t-miss dessert melts include the s’more melt made with marshmallows, Nutella, and crumbled graham crackers, as well as the mom’s apple pie melt filled with sharp cheddar, brown butter caramelized apples and candied walnuts.
Hungry Nomad Truck
The spinoff of Sasoun Bakery, the Armenian/Lebanese bakery based both in Los Angeles and Lebanon, the Hungry Nomad Truck serves up original cuisine and flavors in a unique and portable format. Their fusion cuisine includes appetizers, such as the Armenian potato salad and Za’atar chips; sandwiches, including a perfectly seasoned chicken pesto sandwich or hearty wraps; salads including the Lebanese Fattoush Salad topped with warm lentils, bulgur, and caramelized onions; and desserts including their famous tahini cookie.
With national recognition for their unique and sustainable farm-to-plate cuisine, Heirloom-LA, led by chefs Matthew Poley and Tara Maxey, has made a name for themselves in the gourmet food truck scene in Los Angeles. Quality ingredients and inventive culinary creations take center stage at Heirloom LA, with offerings changing seasonally to reflect the local harvest. Their farmer’s market salads are filled with unique seasonally fresh ingredients, and their house-made pasta, including ravioli, fettuccini, and gluten-free risotto, will amaze you.