Fancy meals are a treat, but three courses can take a lot of time. In a crunch—or basically whenever hunger strikes—we turn to the almighty food truck.
So, we set out to find the best of the best in Los Angeles, and did we hit gold. Check out these 11 roving restaurants offering up some of L.A.'s most delicious dishes. From specialty waffles to organic eats, there's something here for even the pickiest of palates. Plus, we did all the hard work for you and found out where each one will be parked this weekend. Let the truck stalking commence!
Carb and Nation
As one of the newest food trucks in town, Carb and Nation has already won fans over with its chef-inspired sandwiches and craft sodas. How good does this one look? Wash it down with the truck's house-made papaya, lime, and mint soda, and voilà—the perfect on-the-go meal!
When: Saturday, May 3, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Where: The Downey Street Faire, Brookshire Avenue at Firestone Boulevard; 626-675-6499.
The Lobos Truck
Baby-back ribs, BBQ chicken burger, and spicy mac 'n' cheese—is your mouth watering yet? Track down The Lobos Truck for the ultimate comfort food. You can always burn off those calories later.
When: Saturday, May 3, 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Where: Varies; Check the calendar for locations.
How cute are Border Grill's ultra-convenient (and scrumptious) cones? The truck offers up some of the best Mexican food in town, from six different types of tacos to bomb breakfast burritos.
When: Friday, May 2, 6 P.M. to 12 A.M.
Where: Abbot Kinney First Fridays, 1515 Abbot Kinney Boulevard; 213-542-1102.
A veritable celebrity in the world of food trucks, Kogi BBQ has an insanely dedicated following ?#8212; and, for good reason. From calamari tacos to sweet chili chicken quesadillas, there's never been a Kogi menu item we didn't love.
When: Saturday, May 3,
Where: Angel City Brewery Heritage Festival, 216 South Alameda Street; 323-315-0253.
Son of a Bun
Though Son of a Bun's menu keeps it simple with staples like burgers, hot dogs, and fries, there isn't anything run-of-the-mill about this mobile joint. Fresh, never-frozen meats and locally sourced ingredients make for some seriously delicious eats.
When: Friday, May 2, 5 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Where: Carpenter Community Charter School, 3909 Carpenter Avenue; 213-289-9816.
Get the details on more of amazing L.A. food trucks at Refinery29.