Tomato, mozzarella, basil, sweet peppers. $14
Del Popolo, San Francisco CA
This food truck is pretty cool because it’s over a story tall and they literally have a pizza oven conveyor belt in there! It’s super popular and the pizzas are pretty good, but honestly I’m not a fan of the brunt, blistered crusts. For me, the ash taste is overwhelming and pretty much contaminates the rest of the pizza’s flavor. I guess I’m one of the few who doesn’t like it that way.
Line for the Del Popolo food truck, Picnic at the Presidio.
Mmm, this was pretty refreshing on a warm Sunday morning at Picnic in the Presidio, and Off The Grid weekly event. It had good flavor and I liked the texture of it too.
The Whole Beast, San Francisco CA
Bloody mary – Picnic in the Presidio stand. It could have been a little stronger, but hey, it was still morning. I did like that they used paper straws!
As it approaches noon, the crowd increases at Picnic in the Presidio.
Fresh cut fries, crawfish and house-cured bacon gravy, cheese curds, peas, spring onions. $10
Fins on the Hoof, San Francisco CA
Omg, this was delicious! The fries were crispy and well-cooked and the toppings were amazing. This had so much flavor and I initially thought that it would be super heavy and gross, but it actually wasn’t! The large fluffy cheese curds along with the peas and scallions helped to break up the fried ingredients and gravy. It was a great well-balanced poutine. I want some more!
Fins on the Hoof food truck.
What can you say about festival food?! It’s usually overpriced and of poor quality. We attended a music concert at the America’s Cup Pavilion and that’s exactly what we had – an overpriced, soggy burger that I had to wait 10 minutes in line for! I’m still not sure if the patty was 100% beef. It tasted like there could have been pork in there too! Lame. $10
America’s Cup 2013, San Francisco CA
Strongbow hard cider. $10
New eastern span of the Bay Bridge, with the old span to the left.
Cornmeal fritters topped with aioli and chopped parsley. $3
Zella’s Soulful Kitchen, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA
Mmm, these were delicious! They were beautifully fried, moist, and not greasy at all. I loved the whole corn kernels inside – they were like little hidden treats. The aioli was pretty light so along with the parsley they kept the fried balls fresh tasting. Take note all you other street vendors, this is how you properly fry food!
Apples, 2005, Gustav Kraitz, glazed ceramic, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park.
Was this novelty dessert worth five bucks? I have to say no. The vanilla ice cream was already melted, and the mealworms were super dry and burnt tasting (I don’t think I tasted any toffee). I didn’t like the powdery/crumbly texture in my mouth. I’m glad I tried it, but it didn’t deliver on flavor and texture. $5
Don Bugito, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA
California Palace of the Legion of Honor. One of my favorite museums in San Francisco!
With aioli dipping sauce. $3
Jarred SF Brine, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA
These beans were very pickled tasting which was great, but they were SUPER greasy. I ate a couple and didn’t want to finish the rest. It was like chomping on a sticks of oil! And I can appreciate that they’ve prepared a lot of beans for the Street Food Festival, but they could have at least cleaned up the stems. Definitely not one of the highlights of the day.
Commemorative plaque to Japanese Naval Ship Kanrin Maru, Lands End. From here, you can get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
6″ corn tortilla, onions, lettuce and cilantro cream sauce. $3
Senor Sisig, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA
Ugh! I was really excited to try the sisig taco because I’ve read quite a bit about this food truck. I was sadly disappointed because the pork had an odd flavor and it was WAY too tart. I love sisig, but this didn’t do it for me. Perhaps their burritos are better, but then again it’s the same sisig filling inside.
Senor Sisig truck at the SF Street Food Festival.
1 scoop 3€
Raimo Kiosk, Paris FR
I guess this flavor won some contest in Paris for the best sorbet in the city. Hmm, I’m not convinced, lol! This was a little too tart for me, and it was too icy and melted quickly. We went to the kiosk at the Jardin de Plantes so it was at least a really pretty location.
The Pantheon, Latin Quarter. This building now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It was under construction during our visit.
Tender pork belly, turmeric pickled daikon, green shiso. $3.75
Chairman Bao Truck, San Francisco CA
Noms! This is still by favorite item from the Chairman Truck! The glaze on the pork belly is absolutely amazing – it’s salty and caramel-y and SO yummy. I love the turmeric pickled daikon and the steamed bun is always pillowy soft.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2011, 2012
Date milkshake. Small $3.75
Hadley Fruit Orchards, Cabazon CA
Mmm, I really like Hadley’s date shake but a little definitely goes a long way. It’s pretty sweet and I enjoyed the pieces of crystallized dates in it. Someone told that they used to make the shakes from scratch, but now they’re pre-mixed and dispensed from a machine. It’d be nice if they started handmaking them again, but the ladies working the place are kinda old and slow so I doubt that’s gonna happen.
Date ice cream. $3.99
Ugh, I didn’t know that this was gonna come pre-scooped and slightly freezer burned! Lame!
Dinny the Apatosaurus, Cabazon Dinosaurs, Interstate 10.
1 fish taco, 1 steak taco, rice, refried beans, and canned beverage. $8
Crazy Coyote Tacos, Banning CA
Mmm, I love the tacos at Crazy Coyote! The fish taco is still my favorite, but it’s really about that thick corn tortilla. Noms!
1 steak taco, 1 chicken taco, rice, refried beans, and canned beverage. $8
Teddy Bear chollas (Cylindropuntia bigelovii, Cactaceae), Joshua Tree National Park.