From fine dining options to casual venues, Oakland is home to lots of great restaurants. But if you don’t have the time or money for a sit-down meal, you’re in luck. The streets of Oakland play host to a fleet of food trucks, all offering their unique spin on dishes from different cultures. Check out our top 10 food trucks in Oakland, and get hungry.
Vegans who ever find themselves frustrated by their limited options at other food trucks should make beeline for No Worries Filipino Vegan Cuisine. Their signature dish is lumpia, made with soy beef, shredded cabbage, peas, all rolled in a rice wrapper and deep fried. Or, try their adobo: fried soy chicken strips with eggplant marinated in soy sauce, bay leaves, garlic, and vinegar. Delivery is also available, ensuring that you get a taste of No Worries throughout Oakland.
If you ever find yourself hungry in East Oakland, head to El Jalicience. This taco truck is a veritable bargain; you can get three loaded tacos for just $4.50. But that low price tag doesn’t mean that quality is sacrificed. On the contrary, the meat is flavorful, the vegetables are fresh, and the tortillas are warmed to perfection. Whenever you go, there will probably be a line, but the amazing food here is definitely worth the wait. Just make sure you have cash on hand, because credit cards aren’t accepted.
Opie’s GSP (which stands for gourmet stacked burgers), is Oakland’s go to food truck for burgers and fries. Despite the small space in which the food is prepared, Opie’s is able to offer a variety of artisan burgers. Try the Brooklyn burger, with garlic bread, grilled onions, pickles, and sauerkraut; or the signature Opie burger, with cheddar, a fried egg, peppered bacon, avocado, and onion. Vegetarians will also be more than satisfied at Opie’s GSP, the Herbivore burger, which is made with a portabella mushroom and comes topped with tomato, avocado, and creamy ranch, will thrill all palettes.
If you’re looking to please a crowd, head to Downtown Oakland’s Sassafras Seagrass. This food truck has one of the most diverse menus of any food truck (or restaurant) around. There are options like grilled cheese sandwiches and sweet potato fries, alongside salmon sashimi nori hand roles and lamb sliders. Unlike most food trucks, many of the ingredients that Sassafras Seagrass uses are organic, and it’s is also one of the few food trucks to accept debit cards.