It’s not so hard to find the best food trucks in San Francisco — you just need to know where to look! Here are some of our favorite big food truck parks and pop-up lots where you’ll always find a great selection of local favorites.
California’s food truck scene is on par with some of the state’s top gourmet restaurants. SF locals know it’s not uncommon for food truck titans to eventually open popular brick-and-mortar locations, like the legendary Señor Sisig.
Frequent these popular food truck parks enough, and you may just discover a new staple. Read on to get inspired.
SPARK Social SF is the ultimate food truck park in Mission Bay with four firepits available for rental and plenty of lawn and picnic table space throughout. Visiting food trucks are updated daily on @sparksocialsf‘s Instagram stories, but permanent vendors include Señor Sisig, bringing epic Filipino fusion burritos; Virtual Teakup, which specializes in indulgent boba teas; KoJa Kitchen, with delicious Korean-Japanese burgers; and Nucha Empanadas, which serves delightful empañadas in both traditional and nontraditional flavors. Come for the food, stay for the beer/sangria garden.
Location: 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North
SPARK Social is just across the street from Parklab Gardens, where you’ll find tipis and bungalows available for rental along with the popular Stagecoach Greens mini golf course. After your round of mini golf, get massive indulgent burgers at the Bacon Bacon food truck or enjoy the best of California cuisine at Chef’s Truck. We’re also partial to the happy hour from 4-7pm on weekdays at Watering Hole Bar.
Location: 1379 4th St
Off The Grid: Fort Mason Center (OTG:FMC) is the largest weekly food truck event in California and only comes around on select Friday nights in the summer and fall. It’s the only such market featuring a full bar and live music all season long.
If you miss the Fort Mason rendition of Off the Grid, they also have recurring food truck pop-ups at SFO, Levi’s Plaza, and Salesforce Tower. Check out the full schedule here.
Location: Parking Lot, 2 Marina Boulevard, Fort Mason Center
4. District Six
Explore this oasis in the city for live music, pop-up vendors, and endless high-energy events. Their rotating independent food trucks include delicious high quality cuisine from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and much more… not to mention craft beer and wine options. Stop by for a unique outdoor meal with the comfort of heat lamps, TVs, WiFi, and games.
Location: 428 11th St
Meet The Crossing at East Cut, a giant new community space located in SF’s Transbay neighborhood. It kicked off in 2021 with a beer garden, food kiosks, soccer fields, and a huge ground mural on the block between Howard, Main, Folsom, and Beale Streets. In addition to these events, you can enjoy The Crossing’s year-round outdoor cinema, work space, public art, and fitness spaces on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Location: 200 Folsom St