Photograph by Flickr/stu_spivack
A soft baguette with lemongrass-scented pork, pickled carrots, jalapeños, and cilantro.
A soda biscuit with egg and smoky tocino (bacon) that packs the pleasure of home cooking.
Strips of charred poblano chiles, browned onions, and grilled beef over crunchy fries.
American Cheese Sandwich
» The Grilled Cheese Truck
Squares of American cheese—cozier than Brie—melted into crisp, buttery bread.
Salmon Skin Hand Roll
A nori cone bulging with crackly salmon skin, ponzu-sprinkled rice, and scallions.
Undeconstructed, with lemon and oregano sharpening the thinly sliced meat inside the chewy pocket.
Taco al Carbon
» Bool BBQ
The perfect mash-up of coal-grilled beef crowned with spicy-sweet slaw and raw diced onion.
» Dogtown Dogs
A plump beef wiener dressed in arugula, avocado, fried onions, and basil aioli.
Tamarind Duck Taco
» Flying Pig
Braised duck meat with almond slivers, beets, and sprouts wrapped in a warm corn tortilla.
Ice Cream Sandwich
Lots of options, including a deliciously untraditional balsamic fig ice cream in a brioche-like biscuit.
PLUS: 5 Ways to Follow That Truck
Findlafoodtrucks.com: See the Twitter feeds on a single page. It’s a great blog to boot.
La.truxmap.com: X marks the spots on this map, and traffic info helps you decide whether that roti roll-up is worth the trek to Abbot Kinney.
Roaminghunger.com: View a slew of truck tweets, or log in to rate and recommend your favorites.
Clustertruck.org: Click the truck logos on a live map to get the details.
Road Stoves iPhone App: GPS units attached to many top-rated trucks provide real-time locations.
Photographs by Jessica Boone. Hand roll photo by Shawna Amini