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10 best food trucks in Los Angeles

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I love gourmet food trucks! A food truck is a large vehicle (usually in the form of a truck, hence the name) for cooking and selling food. The food selection can range from tacos, burgers and rice dishes to crepes, cupcakes and shaved-ice. Although the prices are usually higher, food trucks often have very diverse menu and the food is very delicious and worth the price. The food trucks usually parked very close to USC and less than 5 minutes walking from Guthy-Renker where I interned so I had lots of opportunities to try them (as well as memorizing their schedules). Below is my very biased list of the 10 best food trucks in Los Angeles in no particular order. Definitely check their schedule out and try them when you’re in the area!

Check out my other posts on recommended fast-food restaurants in SoCal HERE, the best dessert places in LA HERE, and the best boba shops in LA HERE.

Ugh I’m getting hungry just by writing this post and looking at all the pictures of delicious food truck food!

  1. Kogi BBQ
  2. Kogi
    Source: The Wildcat Group
    What they sell?
    Korean-Mexican fusion food, such as tacos, burritos and quesadillas.
    Must try:
    (1) Short Rib Tacos (and pretty much all of Kogi’s tacos)
    (2) Blackjack Quesadilla
    (3) Kogi Sliders
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

  3. The Boba Truck
  4. The_Boba_Truck
    Source: Yelp
    What they sell?
    Tea, milk tea, and boba – it’s more of a boba truck instead of a regular food truck.
    Must try:
    (1) Cherry Blossom Green Milk Tea >>> Very refreshing for those who prefer strong tea flavor like myself
    (2) Rose Green Milk Tea
    (3) Osmanthus Oolong Milk Tea
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

  5. The Grilled Cheese Truck
  6. Grilled_Cheese
    Source: Content Injection
    What they sell?
    Grilled cheese goodies, where you can choose your cheese and add-ons from a wide variety of options. Make sure to check out their special limited-time Coachella menu as well!
    Must try:
    (1) Cheesy Mac (Fully Loaded with BBQ Pork & Caramelized Onions)
    (2) S’more Melt
    (3) Pepperbelly Melt
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

  7. Coolhaus
  8. Coolhaus
    Source: Fastcodesign
    What they sell?
    Ice-cream and cookies with very interesting flavors (not to mention each ice-cream cookie comes with edible wrapping paper).
    Must try:
    (1) Balsamic Fig & Mascarpone Ice-cream
    (2) Salted Caramel Ice-cream
    (3) Just pretty much try all their super diverse flavors! Too many to choose from!
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

  9. Seoul Sausage
  10. Seoul_Sausage
    Source: Food GPS
    What they sell?
    Korean BBQ fusion food.
    Must try:
    (1) Korean BBQ Beef Burger >>> Hands down best Galbi burger I’ve ever tried!
    (2) Galbi/ Beef Sausage
    (3) Flaming Ball
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

  11. The Lobos Truck
  12. Lobos_Truck
    Source: The Lobos Truck
    What they sell?
    Burgers, wings and wachos (waffle fries + nachos).
    Must try:
    (1) OG Wachos
    (2) The Chinook
    (3) Wings (with Diablo, Angel, or BBQ Sauce) >>> For the brave ones, try their Diablo spicy sauce if you dare!
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

  13. Tokyo Doggie Style
  14. Tokyo_Doggie_Style
    Source: Miss Mochi’s Adventures
    What they sell?
    Japanese fusion food like hot dogs, sandwiches and rice bowls.
    Must try:
    (1) Bacon Wrapped Hawaiian Terrier-ki Hot Dog <<< Trust me, this is beyond delicious!
    (2) Crispy Octopus Balls (Takoyaki)
    (3) Original Yakiniku Beef Bowl
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

  15. Son Of A Bun
  16. Son_Of_A_Bun
    Source: Son Of A Bun
    What they sell?
    American food such as burgers, hot dogs and chickens. Differently from other food truck, Son Of A Bun has a very simple menu.
    Must try:
    (1) House Burger
    (2) Avoegg Burger
    (3) Western Dog
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

  17. Belly Bombz
  18. Belly_Bombz
    Source: Felix Hsu
    What they sell?
    Korean fusion chicken wings.
    Must try:
    (1) Firecracker Wings
    (2) Crispy Pork Belly Sliders
    (3) Bomb Dust Fries
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

  19. Waffles de Liege
  20. Waffles
    Source: Nike Talk
    What they sell?
    Waffles. Simple.
    Must try:
    (1) Ice-cream Waffle Special
    (2) Speculoos Waffle Special
    (3) Banana Cream Waffle
    Check out their Yelp reviews HERE!

Try them and let me know which of these are your favorite food trucks! If you have tried any of these food trucks already, share your opinions about them below! COMMENT BELOW!

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About Hue La

Hey there, I'm Hue (pronounced “huay”, not “hue” like how you would normally say it in English). I'm a USC graduate and traveler with 6+ years of study abroad experience in the U.S. I founded Study Abroad Corner with the goals of providing helpful advice and building a social network for fellow study abroaders around the world.

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  • Great article, Hue! Would love to try them all if I get to visit LA again 🙂 Btw, just thought I’d let you know, the Tokyo Doggie Style reminds me of Vancouver’s Japadog. Although Japadog focuses mainly on Japanese hotdog selections, I’d still recommend you to give it a try if you ever visit here 🙂

  • Hmmm Kogi brings back memories ^^ I do remember though there is a giant REI somewhere in Arcadia and I remember there was a food truck standing outside with AMAZING truffle fries! Now that was really quite something 🙂 Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the truck :'(

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