About Nom Nom Truck
Nom Nom Truck offers banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), tacos (we're in Los Angeles, after all), spring rolls and Vietnamese coffee. Our menu is pretty traditional right now, but we'll be looking to expand our offerings and be a bit more creative moving forward.
The whole idea for Nom Nom Truck came about due to the appalling lack of Vietnamese Sandwiches on the Westside of Los Angeles. A self-proclaimed "Banh Mi" fanatic, Nom Nom co-founder David Stankunas would often drive great lengths to San Gabriel, Alhambra, and Westminster to procure a decent Vietnamese sandwich. It was a difficult existence for David, suffering through Los Angeles traffic for hours at a time, just for a bite of a soft, chewy, crunchy, salty, sweet and savory delicious Banh Mi. But then a savior arrived in the form of a scrappy little taco truck called Kogi BBQ. Kogi (now infamous and considered a revolutionary in the mobile food truck world) gave David the idea to open his own mobile food truck, but instead of serving Korean BBQ tacos (which are fantastic, btw), he would serve Banh Mi! No longer would David, nor any Westsider, have to trudge through LA traffic for the culinary masterpiece that is the Banh Mi. Banh Mi has finally come to West LA!
After coming to the revelation that Banh Mi could be served from a mobile food truck, David quickly recruited a team of super awesome partners who would help make his dream come true. Misa Chien and Jennifer Green, who David first met through UCLA's Hapa Club ("hapa" means "part asian." David is half-Vietnamese, Jenn is half-Vietnamese, and Misa is half-Chinese), soon joined the quest to start a Banh Mi mobile food business, and thus Nom Nom Truck was born!