Carlos Muela knows a little something about what excites San Francisco diners. In 1994 Picaro, a café owned by his family since 1982, became San Francisco’s first tapas restaurant; a sister location, Esperpento, opened a few years later. Customers continue to flock to both locations, in no small part drawn by opportunity to try different dishes that comes with small-plate dining since. So it should be no surprise that Carlos is about to become the king of affordable variety dining with the grand opening, tomorrow, of San Francisco’s first permanent food truck lot (located at 428 11th Street), the SoMa StrEat Food Park.
Carlos says his idea, “to form a permanent street food pod came from the lack of opportunities and barriers current street food vendors in San Francisco face; inspired by existing permanent pods in other metropolitan cities”.
SoMa StrEat Food Park will be open 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner, so come treat yourself to some of the best food trucks that the Bay Area has to offer. SSFP will have up to ten food trucks for lunch and dinner services. The Park will include a covered seating pavilion for 100 people, free WiFi, a beer garden (once the permit process is completed), a projection screen for movie nights and sporting games and a unique setting for the San Francisco community. SoMa StrEat Food Park is a biker-friendly environment with plenty of on-site parking as well as free street parking for your car.
Here is a list of vendors for the opening (trucks will rotate, so you’ll be able to go back again and again, always finding something new). Follow SoMa StrEat Food Park on @SoMaStrEatFood to keep up with the rotation :
Curry Up Now – Inspired from street foods in India and Indian foods popular in other parts of the world.
Sunrise Deli – Serving the Bay Area’s best falafel and Middle Eastern food since 1984.
Slider Shack – Specializes in delicious sliders with an island flair.
Eire Trea – Born, raised and braised in Ireland and Eritrea, we have always had one thing in common: a love for wholesome, fresh and delicious food.
La Pastrami – Where you can get classic pastrami sandwiches and pastrami products with a twist.
Mr. Nice – Grills only the finest sausages and scoops only the best ice cream to order – while also offering vegetarian and vegan choices.
Mayo and Mustard – Offering delicious hot deli-style sandwiches to the Bay Area.
Garden Creamery – Dedicated to creating sustainable, locally-sourced, wholesome treats.
Golden Waffle – Serves the original Belgian sugar waffle.
TopShelf Boutique – San Francisco’s first-ever fashion truck offering what mainstream retailers cannot: handpicked inventory of women’s hip and unique pieces at affordable price points.