Food Truck Wonderland
Edmonton has maybe a handful of food trucks – nothing too exciting. Popular shows, such as Eat St. and The Great Food Truck Race have made the mobile kitchen quite an intriguing dining experience. So, being in LA we had to buckle and eat off the street! This location? The Foothills in Sunland (metro Los Angeles) California. The Green Truck above – all organic and lots of vegan options.
We arrived at 4:30 and most trucks opened around 5 – the best part, we got to walk up and down Foothill Blvd checking out all the menus. I think it took us 10 minutes to decide where to eat…I had the smart idea to share a few items so we could eat at more trucks – 6 in total!
Food Truck Wonderland
Calbi is a hot, hot, hot truck…a bold fusion of Korean and Mexican food. 4 stars for flavour and heat. Below is the spicy pork burrito – Bryce devoured it!
Poutine? Do you know what it is? A Canadian classic, or rather a Quebec classic. Fries, cheese curds and gravy…it’s heart warming. I jumped when I saw the Gravy Train – mainly because Bre, my sister-in-law, is a huge, huge fan of poutine. Deep fried cheese curds…I need to return to LA.
That truck was on Eat St.!! Ya, I’m the nerd who grabbed her husbands arm like a 3 year old who just saw goofy at Disneyland. At the Grilled Cheese Truck we split the cheesy mac grilled cheese. Truth? It looked better on television. Perhaps my expectations were too high, or maybe the mac portion was too soft. Either way, it was a disappointment – 1 1/2 stars.
Do you know who Ludo is? Ludo is a classically trained French chef who was on Top Chef Masters and Iron Chef America. On television, he’s annoying, cocky and tempered. His food – the best fried chicken I’ve ever had – and I lived in Dallas, Texas! He executes one of the best pop-up restaurants, LudoBites, and his food truck below, Ludo Truck, is my favourite (plus, the line was pretty long – a good indication of great food). If you eat at only one food truck in your life, make it the Ludo Truck – 5 stars.
How did I find the trucks? Check out these two sites if you’re in the Los Angeles area: Los Angeles Food Truck Map and The Real-Time Location List. Enjoy the street food!