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December 14, 2012

FOOD TRUCK Hunting in LA: @TapaBoyLA, @GrlldCheeseTruk & @WhiteRabbitTruk

December 14, 2012

FOOD TRUCK Hunting in LA: @TapaBoyLA, @GrlldCheeseTruk & @WhiteRabbitTruk

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It was harder to hunt food trucks in LA since it has a wider geographic area unlike SanFo where it is concentrated in the downtown area.

Thanks to Emilie (@Nuts4Pilinuts), a Filipino Food Blogger of Food Truck Adventure ,who is passionate about hunting food trucks in the LA area. 

Here's a photo essay of our food-truck hunting experience and my favorite food trucks in LA:

Food Truck Hunting Series:

Food Truck Market @ Gasoline Station

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Gasoline Stations are popular food-truck market location at night.

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The food trucks surround the gas stations and owners place tables and chairs in the area where there‚Äôs just enough space for customers. 



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One of the most popular foods in the food-truck market is the yummy Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

The Grilled Cheese Truck
Facebook: The Grilled Cheese Truck
Twitter: @grlldcheesetruk
Email: info@thegrilledcheesetruck.com

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It is a simple grilled sandwich sliced into triangles with choices of French or Wheat Bread with the following:

  • American ($3.00)
  • Sharp Cheddar ($4.25)
  • Gruyere ($4.50)
  • Brie ($5.50)
  • Habanero Jack ($5.50)
  • Fresh Mozzarella ($5.50) 

Check out The Grilled Cheese Truck Melty Menu | Specials, and Dessert Tots

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This is the favorite of Emilie @Nuts4Pilinuts of Food Truck Adventure. It looks simple but it is malinamnam and I wonder what is the secret behind the addicting taste of their grilled cheese.

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It was a privilege to see the Grill 'Em All with a Metallica album "Kill 'Em All"-  inspired truck design that won the first Great Food Truck Race (Season One).

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Grill 'Em All  serves  gourmet burgers. Take a closer look at the menu.

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There are other food-truck concepts  like the Sushi Burrito. See Menu | Picture Menu

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For some reasons or the other, the Carinderia Filipino food trucks don't click. :( Most Americans would go for the Filipino Fusion food.

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Another popular food truck treat is the Sloppy Joe.

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Here's an interesting Artisan Gelato & Sorbetto truck. 

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Most of the flavors are unique and interesting.

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Here's my favorite flavor: Mascarpone Caramel Pistachio Gelato.


Food Truck Market @ Parking Lot


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Open Parking lot is also a favorite spot for a Food-Truck Market.

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Here are some of the food truck concepts in LA.

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A closer look at the Rebel's menu

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Georges Greek Truck Menu

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Take note of  TV onboard the food truck :)

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Groovy Pnut Butter Sandwiches Menu

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Brazilian Taste Menu

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Don Chow Menu



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TAPA BOY is a popular Filipino food truck with a comical jeepney-inspired design.

Filipino Food on Filipino Time!
Twitter: @TapaBoyLA
Facebook: Tapa Boy Truck
Email: hoy@tapaboyla.com

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They are known for their Tapsilog. Check out TababoyLA Menu

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Beef Tapa ($8). Thinly sliced beef tenderloin with vividly authentic citrus flavors. The kickin' vinegar sauce brings it all together. It comes with an egg over garlic fried rice and tomato/cucumber salad.

If you are homesick and hanker for Filipino food in LA,  Tapa Boy can satisfy your craving for this Filipino food staple.

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New School Turon ($2.50 - 3 pcs.). A twist on the old school with a hazelnut and macapuno surprise!

Their turon version turns interesting with hazelnut and macapuno. A bit too sweet though.

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For dessert, you can go for the Ice Cream Sandwich. See the Coolhaus Menu.

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Regular Teas ($3.50), Regular Milk Teas ($3.75) | Premium Teas ($3.75), Premium Milk teas ($4.00)

Another popular truck is what they call The Boba Truck which sells Taiwanese Milk Tea with Pearls/Sago.

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This is the only specialized drink truck I've seen in our Food -Truck Hunting in California.



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The White Rabbit Truck and the Bobba Truck joined forces to form a brick-and-mortar cafe version.

White Rabbit Truck
Original Filipino Fusion
Twitter: @WhiteRabbitTruk
Facebook: White Rabbit Truck
Email: info@whiterabbittruck.com
Website: http://whiterabbittruck.com/

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They serve Filipino Food favorites - (Pork Adobo, Pork Tocino, Pork Sisig, Adobo Chicken, and Beef Steak) in Mexican Food style (Tacos, Burrito, Rice Bowl, Carne Fries, Quesadilla).

Check out Menu: Entrees, The Meats, Combos | Party Packs, Catering, Sides, Extras, Desserts, Drinks

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They were featured in Man vs Food (July 15, 2011) where Adam Richman was challenged to eat a 6- pound Burrito.

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Their burrito is a favorite of my brother Lorenz in LA.

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Chicken Adobo Burrito ($6.5). specially seasoned & slowly braised with savory sweetness to tantalize

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White Chocolate Champorado ($4).

I was pleasantly surprised to see this version of the white chocolate champorado, a really sweet treat with strawberry.

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Regular Teas ($3.50),  Milk Teas ($3.75) Menu | Premium Teas $3.75Premium Milk Teas ($4.00)

You can also have your Taiwanese milk tea with sago afterwards :)

Any tips on your favorite food truck, or food truck market in LA? 

Food Truck Hunting Series:


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Full Disclosure: I wrote this blog post myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I don't accept advertising from food and travel places we feature in the blog. We paid for our meals.

P.S. Join us for the historic opening of Cucina Andare, the first Food Truck Market in Manila.  For the first time, get to see the first 10 pioneering food trucks/vans/bus  in Manila all in one location!



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