Nestled under 101 sits a treasure trove of EEEEEATS. SOMA StrEats is the city mouse version of Off the Grid, and we’d argue a much better time. Fewer people, fewer strollers, and bottomless mimosas or sangria on the weekends. TVs, heaters, a beer truck and assorted arcade games make this an adult playground and one of our favorite places to watch football on Sundays, when being encircled by food-serving vehicles is a hangover miracle.
But there are a lot of trucks, and a lot of things to order. Take a few laps around the scene and your head is spinning from the smell of roasted meats, a wood-fired pizza oven and the homeless campsite on the other side of the fence. Tacos? Barbecue? Curry? Poutine? Cream Puffs? Head explosion. After countless excursions here, we’re going to throw out our top picks from SOMA StrEats. Now you can grab a Scrimshaw on tap, post up at a picnic table and watch sports all day without stress or food envy. Start your engines.
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1. Perfect For: French Fries in Unexpected But Fantastic Places
These burritos stand up all by themselves - the mark of greatness. And they taste incredible.
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2. Perfect For: Skipping The Line At Burma Superstar
Tea Leaf Salad. Or the salad special. Don’t feel like waiting for three hours at Burma Superstar? They got you.
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3. Perfect For: Daily Pizza
Margherita. They keep a wood-fired oven in a food truck. Fire hazard? Maybe. Delicious? Yes.
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4. Perfect For: A Korean Experience Better Than "The Interview"
Go for for the Cup Bob with bulgogi chicken, or the bibimbap. Everything is better with an egg on top.
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5. Perfect For: Full on Pork Indulgence
We recommend the steamed buns. Betcha can’t eat just one. Pork belly is where it’s at.
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6. Perfect For: Bringing The Marina To SOMA
Try the Original Gangster acai bowl. It'll make you feel better after eating anything else on this list.
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7. Perfect For: Increasing Your Daily Bacon Intake By 48%
And then you die.
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8. Perfect For: Ordering From A Truck Named By Cookie Monster/MEEEEEATS
KTM short rib sliders may be our kryptonite. These are some of the best around.
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9. Perfect For: Brain Freeze/Cereal Delivery Vehicle
Everything's good, and if you don’t top it with Cinnamon Toast Crunch you can only blame yourself.
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10. Perfect For: Rotisserie Meat where you least expect it
You can buy an entire, delicious rotisserie chicken for $13 from this truck. Or you can practice moderation and get a quarter chicken and potatoes for $7. You do the math.
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11. Perfect For: Food Puns & Indian Infatuation
The kathi roll comes with an eggy tortilla pancake to wrap your meat, or for vegetarians, paneer in. Veggie options at SOMA StrEats are somewhat scarce and this truck fills the void.