The burgeoning SF mobile food scene continues to amaze me. Virtually non-existent only two years ago, the city is now humming with mobile food vendors. Overhauled trucks, buses & transatlantic shipping containers (really) to the old-fashioned street carts. New ones are popping up everyday and they are serving GOOD FOOD.
Inspired by my in-the-know, foodie-friend Diana, we enjoyed lunch last Sunday at Off the Grid’s most recent market in the Presidio. Gorgeous weather, good friends and over 20 food vendors to chose from – it doesn’t get much better.
Although the kids led the charge on ordering Del Popolo’s margherita pizza, I was able to sneak a bite or two (not without a fair amount of negotiating). Wow! They have certainly mastered the wood-fired oven. Although the menu is limited to only 3 options, you really can’t go wrong. Each pizza is made with the freshest local ingredients and a perfectly thin, crispy crust. Well worth the wait in line.
After a bit of back & forth, Bob and I each opted for a gordita al pastor from Nopalito. Another very good call. Having been to their Ninth Avenue location a couple times, I knew that the food would be nothing less than delicious. Like Del Popolo, they use only the best ingredients when preparing their modern take on traditional Mexican favorites. Perfect for a picnic in the park.
OFF THE GRID
Off the Grid has been a champion of SF street food for over two years now. They came into being in June of 2010 to help food vendors connect with and create communities. In their first year, they were able to set up 3 neighborhood markets. Two years later, they running 12 markets and managing over 50 vendors around the Bay Area. No small task. And they do it well.
For all you SF folks, make your way over to Picnic @ the Presidio. There are only 2 Sundays left before the Market moves on. There is a good chance that I will see you there.