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May 2, 2011 02:43 PM

Anybody know where to find a map or daily schedule for food carts?


I love eating from the street carts in San Francisco - but cannot seem to find where they are going to be. I've eaten at Off the Grid on a firday, and Mc - whatever that location is - but cannot seem to find a website that shows all vendors and where they are currently serving food. According to http://www.sfcartproject.com/sfstreet... there is one food cart operating today in all of San Francisco - which strikes me as a bit wonky. Anybody know a website that offers a comprehensive list of where and when these carts are in operation?


A hungry dude

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the most comprehensive and up-to-date map out there. It's not easy information to gather and keep up to date.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Are most of the announcements done via Twitter? Any other social networking sites?

        1. re: chocolatetartguy

          Lots are on Facebook too. In SF, they can't legally just set up at random spots, they need permits for particular locations on a fixed schedule.

      2. Off the Grid has its own website and sends out weekly emails listing the vendors who will be at its various regular sites.

        Off the Grid
        Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123

        1. Believe me, I've searched for this type of map myself time and time again. I've even downloaded apps and they're all pretty inaccurate. The best way to get current locations is to follow their twitter accounts.

          The curator of Off the Grid does a thorough job of following majority of the twitter feeds out there and he compiled a Twitter List. http://twitter.com/#!/sfcarts/san-fra... Follow the List and you'd follow a lot of the SF food carts and trucks out there.

          There isn't a mapping program out there that can recognize everyone's intersections. A lot of them will simply tweet "Divisadero and Oak". Could a program recognize that as actual streets, blvds, or avenues? Hard to say...

          For now, each Off the Grids are the events with a consistent location and schedule.

          What's even more elusive are the underground carts that pop-up only occassionally... those I find more interesting! A takoyaki cart? Guacamole cart? Awesome!

          1. Try RoamingHunger.com for twitter feed and map of street trucks/carts.