Jonesing for food truck fare but don’t know where to score a fix? Fret not, because here is your new hook up. Mastering the art of stalking even the most elusive food trucks can be easily done just by learning where to look for a few of the popular hang outs.
First step: If you don’t already have one, get a Twitter account. Many food trucks that do not even have Web sites will almost surely be on Twitter. Follow individual trucks as well as fellow truck stalkers to get up-to-the-minute play-by-plays of truck locations, updates and menu specials.
Here are some truck trackers to follow:
L.A. Foodtruck Daily is an online publication sharing all of the updates about L.A. street food culture. Subscribe to their feed to stay in the know about all of the city’s food trucks locations.
This is another comprehensive food truck tracking Twitter to subscribe to, because one can never be too thorough with these matters.
SM Food Truck Lot (@SMFoodtrucklot)
Every Tuesday night on the corner of Main Street and Ocean Park in Santa Monica, about 10 different food trucks convene to create a temporary food court on wheels. It’s like a mobile culinary playground that changes every week. During the rest of the week, you can count on SM Food Truck Lot to tweet info about food truck locations all over L.A. Click here to see the line up for the whole month.
Downtown at 817 W. 34th St., you can find two food trucks serving hungry Trojans Monday through Thursday, and one truck on Fridays, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Click here for this month’s schedule.
Twitter feeds can be a bit overwhelming at times, so Find L.A. Food Trucks provides a reader’s digest version, making it easy to search through a huge list of trucks at a glance. They also have a feature that lets you search by location rather than by truck, with a map of popular truck stops and service times. Miracle Mile and Santa Monica’s Yahoo Center are consistent for lunch-time traffic, and First Fridays at Abbot Kinney as well as Sunset Junction in Silver Lake are popular dinner and late-night truck hot spots.