Quick, cheap eats are an essential part of the American dining culture. Ordering something at a Food Truck is every day business. ‘Off the Grid’ in San Francisco groups over 30 food trucks and street vendors on one spot. This place is worth a visit when you’re traveling down the West Coast. I think it’s the ultimate food truck experience!
Off the Grid isn’t just about food trucks though it’s also about bringing people together and supporting local businesses.
It has a bit of an asian night market vibe but added with great live music, classic cocktails and craft beer all night long.
It’s located at Fort Mason in San Francisco so you can also eat your food in the park nearby. I dove right in and tried out the following food trucks
Onigilly Samurai Snack
Onigilly is a traditional Japanese fast food known as onigiri or Japanese rice balls. It is said that samurai used these as a quick meal during wartime. They are made with pressed rice and a savory filling wrapped up in seaweed.
It’s quite different from sushi though as onigilly are made from brown rice that is not flavored with sugar or vinegar. They also don’t come with raw fish or soy sauce. The only thing giving it flavor is the savory ingredients. It’s pretty good but I’d pick sushi if I had to choose.
Bini’s Kitchen – Nepalese Food
Bini’s Kitchen sells Nepalese Food. I loved their momo: vegetable dumplings with the slightly spicy secret sauce. Got to try these!
I never had tamales before and thought they were pretty good but I am not won over completely.
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