Bay Area street food organizer Off the Grid opened the 2014 season at Fort Mason last with it’s latest collection of street food vendors.
With trucks and tents tightly packed side by side in an L-shape culminating in a large, open seating area, the popular event returns weekly through the fall with opportunity for food truck fans to to mix, mingle and dance dance to live music and DJs, rather than just dine and dash.
Each Friday from 5-11pm, more than 30 vendors hawk delicacies ranging from ice cream tacos to lobster rolls. And although much of the lineup may look familiar to those who frequent Off the Grid’s myriad events across the Bay Area, most feature a signature dish exclusive to the Fort Mason Center extravaganza. (Think spinach and goat cheese brioche from France Delices and deep fried kettle pork from Jeepney Guy).
In keeping with Off the Grid’s commitment to community building, the list of vendors this year includes several first-timers, including El Pipila, a family operation that got its start thanks to kitchen incubator La Cocina.
For entertainment, guests can enjoy live music and DJ sets, as well as carnival-style games, new to this year’s edition. They’re appropriately located next to Sugar and Spun, where visitors can customize their own cotton candy flavors.
While the remains family and child-friendly, adults can still kick back and get their weekend started with cocktails and beer from the mixologists of Haight institution Alembic.
Food vendors this year:
An the Go
Curry Up Now
Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen
Little Green Cyclo
The Taco Guys
Alicia’s Tamales Loss Mayes
Rocko’s Chocolate Tacos
The Creme Brulee Cart
Sugar and Spun