Summer is right around the corner, so what better time to check out all the culinary experiences
Los Angeles has to offer? LA is known for its food trucks, so below we’ll list the top eight
roaming the streets that are dishing out pure flavor. With everything from sweet to savory, trust
us–you don’t want to be the last in the friend group to check these out.
This truck continues to be one of the most iconic in the LA area and is known for its fusion of
Korean and Mexican cuisine crafted by chief chef and acclaimed food artist Roy Choi. Running
five different trucks and a number of physical taco stands across LA, Kogi is deeply rooted in
the area and truly operates in a food category of its own.
Menu highlights include the spicy pork tacos, kimchi quesadilla, and short rib sliders, and
Newsweek named Kogi “America’s First Viral Eatery” back in 2009! You can find Kogi’s weekly
schedule on their website, and they also post their daily location and operating hours on Twitter.
CVT Soft Serve
Short for Chocolate, Vanilla, Twist, CVT is a delicious dessert food truck dishing out classic east
coast-style soft serve for Angelinos. Not impressed by the soft serve options in Southern
California, the founders decided to take matters into their own hands and have been serving
only the highest quality and creamiest cones ever since.
To find out where you can try one of their tasty treats, they are out in the streets Tuesday
through Sunday and post their daily location and operating times on Facebook, Instagram, and
Twitter so you can easily locate them.
Pepe’s Red Tacos
People can’t stop talking about LA’s first bone marrow taco truck. Having been passed down
through generations, the recipes utilized at Pepe’s Red Tacos are mouth-wateringly delicious
and never cease to impress. Slow cooking their birria and consomé for more than 5 hours, their
food is always savory and packed with flavor.
With various locations spanning Boyle Heights, Hacienda Heights, Harbor City, Pasadena,
Westchester, and Mar Vista, be sure to check out the hours of operation at the truck nearest
you on their website. From there, you can even find the phone number at the appropriate
location to text ahead with your order!
Leo’s Tacos Truck
Bringing flavor to the streets of LA for over a decade now, Leo’s Tacos Truck is famous for its
decadent al pastor tacos at affordable prices. There are numerous locations throughout the city,
like Echo Park, Hollywood, Panorama City, and more, so you’re never too far away from a tasty
meal even when you’re on a budget. Visit their website for a list of all operating locations, and
stay up-to-date with them on their Instagram.
El Chato Taco Truck
A favorite among locals and tourists alike, El Chato Taco Truck prides itself on serving the best
Mexican food north of the border. Though they stick to the basics with tacos, burritos, and
quesadillas, El Chato proves that there’s nothing basic about their flavors. They were even
named the “#1 Taco Truck in LA” by LA Weekly.
Don’t be intimidated by the long line–service is quick and it’s always worth the wait. They
operate Tuesday through Saturday, and to see their hours of operation and where they’re
currently located, you can visit their website for more information.
Love Bird Fried Chicken
If you love fried chicken in all forms–this one’s for you. All dishes are made with the freshest
ingredients that are fried right when you complete your order, and are garnished with one of
their specialty mayos. Menu highlights include the Firebird sandwich for those who can handle
the heat, or the Farmbird for those in the mood for a classic dish.
You can check out the weekly schedule on their website to see when they’ll be closest to you,
Who knew a wood-fired pizza oven could go mobile? Vivace is breaking boundaries with its food
truck, serving high-quality pies throughout the streets of Los Angeles since 2017. With a 5,500-
pound wood-fired pizza oven on board, Vivace utilizes only 100% organic flour and a 200-year-
old sourdough starter to make their dough. Visit their website to see where they’ll be next–you’ll
be glad you got your hands on a slice of their decadent pizza.
Bringing the authentic Mexican flavors to the streets of LA, Mariscos Jalisco uses the freshest
ingredients to craft quality seafood dishes that make your taste buds dance. Known for its crispy
shrimp tacos, Mariscos Jalisco also offers a variety of other dishes including tostadas,
aguachiles, ceviche, and more.
On the scene since 2012, Mariscos Jalisco was started with the goal of sharing good food
with robust flavor to people from all over the world. They are currently operating at four different sites
across Boyle Heights, Downtown, Pomona, and La Cienega, and you can visit their website to
see their daily operating schedule and specific locations.
There’s more to enjoy about LA than just the food trucks. To hear about other trending places to
be and new things to try out, Rush49 is your go-to for all things fun and entertaining. From your
Friday night to your Sunday Morning, Rush49 is your gateway to fresh new adventures that
you’ll be talking about for the years to come.