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Los Angeles Food Trucks

Find Food Trucks, Carts and Pop-Ups in Los Angeles

Looking to hire a Los Angeles food truck for your event? We make the research and booking process super easy! Get Los Angeles Food Truck Catering.

Looking for more food trucks? Check out all 1164 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups in Los Angeles.

Top 5 Cuisines in Los Angeles

Tacos

Treat yourself to more than 270 unique taco trucks and carts in Los Angeles near you. Roaming Hunger helps you hire the best taco caterers around to get the spicy salsa, crispy chips, and fresh, meat and veggie-filled tacos flowing. Rent a truck for your next event today!

Sandwiches

Find more than 208 mobile sandwich caterers in Los Angeles near you today. Start friends and coworkers off with a simple grilled cheese, or stuff as much as you can between two pieces of bread. Roaming Hunger will help you rent or hire the best sandwich trucks and trailers around.

Burgers

From Impossible Burgers and mushroom burgers, to bison and elk burgers, you can find any kind of burger from the 134 burger caterers in Los Angeles near you. Hire a truck or trailer for your next party or corporate event. They’ll bring the condiments—you bring the company.

Dessert

Nothing is quite so satisfying as sweet treats made fresh in Los Angeles. Choose from over 95 dessert trucks and caterers near you today. They’ll bring the cake pops, pecan brittles, brownies, candies, and sorbets—you bring the party people.

Beverages

Discover more than 109 mobile beverage caterers in Los Angeles near you today. From local beers and brews, to specialty cocktails, lemonades, juices, smoothies, and more, Roaming Hunger will connect with incredible beverage trucks and carts near you.

Bring a Food Truck to Any Los Angeles Event

From food service at a corporate park to an intimate backyard celebration, find and book the perfect food truck, cart, or pop-up.

Corporate Catering

Meal Programs, Employee or Client Appreciation, Company Celebrations

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Private Parties

Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, and more

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Large-Scale Events

Conferences, Festivals, Sporting Events, Employee Events

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Food Trucks for Weddings

Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Late Night Snacks

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Community Events

School Events, Religious Gatherings, Street Fairs, Neighborhood Parties

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Food Truck Rentals in Los Angeles

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Catering

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Marketplace

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Activation

Launch Branded Food Trucks for Marketing Promotions

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About Los Angeles Food Trucks

Famed Baywatch beaches, celebrity sightings, Sunset Boulevard, and the Hollywood Sign are generally the first things that come to mind when folks think about Los Angeles. But, there’s one celebrity item that’s often missed, and that’s LA’s insanely diverse food truck scene. In a town that’s truly a mishmash of cultures and languages, on-the-go food truck vendors provide thousands of gourmet options (many run by celebrity chefs).

As the food truck capital of the world and the perfect place to be for a Taco Tuesday, Los Angeles excels at creative mobile cooking. Foodies from around the globe come for only-in-LA culinary experiences that just get better year over year.

Check out more below about some of LA’s epic food truck eats!

The Best Los Angeles Food Trucks

Los Angeles is a massive town with an even more massive appetite for food trucks. Which is why, according to Discover Hervey Bay, there are over 4,000 (and growing) mobile food vendors roaming around LA. Over 1,150 of them are partnered with Roaming Hunger. You can live in the City of Angels for years and never try all the tacos, burritos, donuts, pizza, BBQ, and burgers it has to offer.

The biggest reason that food trucks are so popular in LA is because the city has made them legal and easy to operate. LA is a sprawling city, and Angelenos love trying new trucks around town. While there were always mobile food trucks in the city, ever since food truck owners started organizing together in the late 2000s, the food truck industry in LA has exploded. From Santa Monica and Culver City to Pasadena and Inglewood, some of the best gourmet Mexican, Asian, Greek, BBQ, Italian, and American food trucks in the world can be found in LA. According to How To Eat L.A., food vendors started on the streets of Los Angeles back when horse-drawn wagons still roamed the stress. Since then, every generation has a new update on how to make LA food trucks more enticing.

If you're trying to find the best LA food trucks, you can start with the original, the Kogi BBQ Truck. This food truck is most widely credited with reinstating the catering truck as a part of modern culture and has become a traveling landmark that serves Korean-Mexican fusion. After this, it all depends on what you're trying to find. LA has almost any type of food truck you can imagine serving delicious meals of all types and at nearly all times of the day, from breakfast to lunch and dinner and late into the night.

Los Angeles Taco Trucks

Los Angeles has some of the best Mexican food in the world, so the local taco trucks are held to high standards. Among the best are Mariscos Jalisco, whose shrimp tacos cannot be beat, Leo's Tacos if you're looking for traditional and authentic Mexican, and La Isla Bonita, which can usually be found in Venice.

Dessert Trucks

If you need to satisfy that sweet tooth head over to dessert trucks like Chunk-N-Chip or the awesome Waffles de Liege, which makes its dough fresh each morning, or grab an architecture inspired ice cream sandwich at Coolhaus.

Other Notably Great Food Trucks

While not everyone's favorite food truck is nearby all the time, some trucks, such as Baby's Badass Burgers, do have multiple trucks hitting the LA streets. Lastly, don't forget that many trucks do take on catering events, so if you're truly obsessed about your favorite food truck, you can probably book them for a birthday, corporate event at your work, or even a wedding. Click here to book a food truck.

Finding Food Trucks Near You

First, if you're not sure where to find all of your favorite street food check out the live food truck map above to find any street vendors that may be near you. Food carts and food trucks typically pull into parking lots with multiple food vendors or right up to the sidewalk where crowds of Angelenos pour out of their offices, studio lots and nightclubs to order a small feast.

Santa Monica always has a few trucks within a few blocks of the beach, but you'd be hard pressed to not find a good option somewhere within or near the Westside of LA. To the east, Pasadena is no exception, but trucks can often be out deep into the Inland Empire as far as Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario. If you're in the San Fernando Valley, trucks can often be found near Burbank and Woodland Hills. Other popular areas in LA for food trucks include Hollywood, Downtown, and all the way south to Long Beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best food trucks in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has some amazing food trucks. Choosing the “best” depends on what you’re looking for (a great lunch truck or a great food truck to cater your wedding). You can explore the top food trucks by going to our Los Angeles List page. 

If you’re looking for food trucks that are great for catering, here are the top 5 most booked food trucks on Roaming Hunger:

  1. Richeeze
  2. The Tropic Truck
  3. John Que's Smokeout
  4. La Fiesta Mexican Cuisine
  5. G's Taco Spot on Wheels

What are the most popular food truck cuisines in Los Angeles?

Based on the food trucks in our system, here are the cuisines that are most popular with food trucks in Los Angeles:

  1. Tacos
  2. Sandwiches
  3. Burgers
  4. Dessert
  5. Beverages

How many food trucks are in Los Angeles?

There are currently 1164 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups on Roaming Hunger in the Los Angeles area. Keep in mind this is not a complete list because food trucks manually join Roaming Hunger. Our system may also include food trucks that are no longer operating because we rely on the food trucks themselves to let us know when they are closed.

Are food trucks popular in Los Angeles?

Based on the fact that there are 1164 food trucks, trailers, and carts in the area, it’s clear that the mobile food culture is thriving in the Los Angeles area.

Where can I find food trucks in Los Angeles?

You can use the Roaming Hunger map above to see food trucks in the area.

How can I rent a food truck in Los Angeles?

If you’re looking for catering, simply go to our Los Angeles food truck catering page and fill out a request form.

If you’re looking to rent a food truck for your business, start at our food truck lease page.

If you’re a brand or marketing agency looking to rent a food truck for an activation or promotion, go to our agency page.

How do I book a food truck for my event?

Use Roaming Hunger to book a food truck for any event in Los Angeles. Simply go to our Los Angeles food truck catering page to get started.

After you fill out your event information, local food trucks will apply based on your event date and budget with a catering package. From there you’ll be able to choose the best package for your event.

If it’s a public event where the food truck is selling to the public, you’ll fill out your event information and local food trucks will apply to learn more about your event. You can choose which food trucks to connect with from there.