The 10 Best Food Trucks in Los Angeles, Ranked
Real restaurants have wheels
A few years ago Los Angeles started the national revolution that was serving mouth-watering food from a humble truck. From gourmet tacos to architectural ice-cream sandwiches, here are the best trucks in town, and where to line up to try them.
10. The Grilled Cheese Truck
Let’s take the ultimate comfort food and make it endlessly customizable: You have a choice of six cheeses and more than a dozen add-ons, from mac and cheese to avocado. We’re feeling all warm and fuzzy even before we eat our favorite: the Cheesy Mac Melt.
9. Ricky’s Fish Tacos
Nothing says “I love L.A.” more than noshing on this truck’s namesake family recipe: fried catfish served Baja-style with shredded cabbage and pico de gallo on top.
8. The Urban Oven
This is a wood-fired pizza oven on wheels, and it always parks in front of Silverlake Wine. What more do you need? Order the Mattino, which has egg, bacon, potato, caramelized onion and grana.
7. Guerrilla Tacos
An internationally-trained chef decides to open a taco truck inspired by the flavors of his native East Los Angeles. The result is a seasonal menu with delectable items like a scallop tostada with white miso and lime washed down with refreshing agua fresca. And a smile.
6. Yeastie Boys
It’s a surefire hangover helper that will even your blood sugar right out (and psst, it’s just good any time you feel like a carbo splurge). Chewy fresh bagels crammed with peppered bacon and smoked salmon or, for the sweet tooth, cream cheese, banana and Nutella.
5. Ta Bom Truck
The Olympics may be over, but you still might have a hankering for some of that South American flavor. Get it at this Brazilian food truck (the name means “It’s good” in Portuguese). The strip steak over salad with a side of plantains is seasoned to perfection.
4. Cousins Maine Lobster
Love lobster? Don’t love the high cost of the fine-dining lobster rolls that have popped up around L.A.? Then you’ll be happy to split this truck's huge $15 version served Maine-style (chilled with a bit of mayo) or Connecticut-style (warm with lemon and drawn butter).
3. Jogasaki Sushi Burrito
Why hasn’t anyone mixed Japanese and Mexican flavors until now? And points for how easy it is to eat spicy tuna burrito-style—waaaay better than fumbling around with chopsticks.
2. Kogi BBQ
Oh, delicious and messy Korean-Mexican hybrid, why can’t we quit you? Because your spicy gochujang-laced pork tacos topped with soy slaw are just too damn good.
This food truck has everything: Super-funny ice-cream names inspired by famous architects (Frank Berry, Renzo Apple Pie-ano), crazy-fresh flavors and so, so many calories that are so, so worth it. We’re crushing on the Fruity Pebbles ice cream sandwich, which has cookies made of the pulverized cereal held together with marshmallow and cereal-milk ice cream.