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Top Food Trucks in Santa Monica

Looking for more food trucks? Check out all 136 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups in Santa Monica.

Top 5 Cuisines in Santa Monica

Tacos

Treat yourself to more than 32 unique taco trucks and carts in Santa Monica 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 33 mobile sandwich caterers in Santa Monica 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 20 burger caterers in Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica. Choose from over 14 dessert trucks and caterers near you today. They’ll bring the cake pops, pecan brittles, brownies, candies, and sorbets—you bring the party people.

BBQ

If you’re looking for some spicy, sweet, and saucy meats, then we’ve got over 7 BBQ trailers, trucks, and carts for you to choose from in Santa Monica today. Rent a BBQ caterer to throw your favorite meats on the grill and watch as your party guests guzzle down some mind-blowing BBQ.

Bring a Food Truck to Any Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica

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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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With the iconic Santa Monica Pier and one of the most popular beaches in the world for sunbathers, surfers, and anyone else who loves the sand and sea, Santa Monica is a magnet for some of the best food trucks in Los Angeles. Whether you live in the area or are visiting for a vacation or business, the local food trucks will become a regular part of your day.

Food trucks regularly park at the Santa Monica Food Truck Lot at the corner of Main Street and Ocean Boulevard and they have a weekly meetup for the community. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs, or sit at The Victorian nearby, a bar that allows patrons to bring their food truck goodies in with them. Santa Monica Brew Works on Colorado Avenue has a food truck parked outside every night.

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Breakfast

For a caffeine boost before the beach in the morning or an afternoon pick-me-up, there are plenty of coffee and bakery trucks, such as Billy's Coffee and Brewtique Cold Nitro Brew.  Or pick up some breakfast treats at Sweet Greek Bites.

Taco Trucks

Southern California is home to some of the best tacos in the world, and some of the best taco trucks. Hang 10 Tacos has a huge menu of tacos and other Mexican dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options. With three trucks roaming the Los Angeles area, Hang 10 Tacos is always around somewhere. Pink Taco offers traditional Mexican tacos made with fresh ingredients for full flavor. 

Vegetarian and Vegan Bites

It's easy to find hot dogs and hamburgers and BBQ trucks just about everywhere, and in Los Angeles, finding delicious vegetarian and vegan food is easy, too. Lettuce Feast features vegan versions of Southern comfort food. Craving that burger without the meat? Wholly Mother Vegan has a menu full of plant-based burgers, sandwiches, and loaded fries. Have a fresh vegetarian breakfast or dessert from Acai Dream Bowl.

Desserts

Remember the ice cream truck rolling down the street when you were a kid? Today's modern food truck versions offer ice cream and so much more! The Carnival Truck dishes out so many favorite fair foods, including cotton candy, funnel cakes, root beer floats, and deep-fried Oreos. A variety of gourmet popcorns are on the menu at Aunt Emma's Popcorn. Pick up a waffle for breakfast, dessert, or any other meal from Sweet Amsterdam. And don't forget the ice cream from Tot Pots Cookies N Cream.

How Do I Find the Best Food Trucks?

Find all of the above-mentioned food trucks along with more of the most popular trucks in the neighborhood on our Santa Monica page. To find a food truck to cater your event or park at your business, click on "Get Started" at the top of any of our website pages. It's almost as easy as waiting for the most-delicious food to drive right up to your door.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best food trucks in Santa Monica?

Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica 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. Berlin Food Truck
  3. URBN Pizza LA
  4. Baby's Badass Burgers - LA
  5. Sabores de Mexico

What are the most popular food truck cuisines in Santa Monica?

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

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

How many food trucks are in Santa Monica?

There are currently 136 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups on Roaming Hunger in the Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica?

Based on the fact that there are 136 food trucks, trailers, and carts in the area, it’s clear that the mobile food culture is thriving in the Santa Monica area.

Where can I find food trucks in Santa Monica?

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

How can I rent a food truck in Santa Monica?

If you’re looking for catering, simply go to our Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica. Simply go to our Santa Monica 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.