San Diego’s Favorite Food Trucks

The tempo of life is so fast-paced, it’s no surprise that food trucks have taken off so much in recent years. These mobile meal-makers can pop up in places where a full-size eatery simply wouldn’t be practical, so they make a great option for anyone who wants great food fast. From tacos, to pizza, to classic American comfort food — there’s just no end to the incredible options available, each certain to satisfy any mood or craving no matter where you are in the city. Interested in checking out some of the best food trucks San Diego has to offer? Check out our picks for some can’t-miss options below.


URBN Pizza (mobile)

(Photo: @urbnpizza)

We can confidently say there’s no food truck in the city quite like URBN Pizza. The folks behind this incredible concept have found a way to turn a traditional wood-fired pizza oven into a mobile operation. And while they don’t necessarily stick to one location, it’s definitely worth following them on Instagram to discover where they’ll be next. Trust us: once you get a taste of what they’re cooking up, you’ll gladly follow them anywhere.


San Diego Beer Fest (4.1 miles)

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There’s no better place or time to get a sense of San Diego’s food truck culture than at one of the city’s favorite festivals. San Diego Beer Fest (happening June 10th) is a celebration of the brewing culture of “The Craft Beer Capital of America”. In addition to offering amazing beer from some of the city’s best breweries, visitors will also find plenty of fun, live entertainment, and a fleet of the best food trucks in town. Among them: Baja Fish Taco & BurgersNava Sausage CompanyDrippin’ KitchenHawaiian Fresh Seafood and Big Oven Pizza. You definitely won’t want to miss this amazing culinary experience!

2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA 92106


Kiko’s Place Seafood (6.2 miles)

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Tacos are the unofficial dish of San Diego, and there are countless places to get your craving satisfied. Still, if you ask a local where the city’s best and freshest Mexican-style meals on wheels are, chances are they’ll point you toward Kiko’s. The fried fish tacos here are among the best in town. However, if you’re feeling adventurous? The spicy octopus tacos are the star of the menu, and the reason why San Diegans keep coming back.  

Hazard Center Dr. & Mission Center Rd, San Diego, CA 92108


Underdog (7.4 miles)


As you might guess from the name, gourmet hot dogs are the bread n’ butter at this University Heights favorite. And you’d be right — but that’s not the whole story. Everything on the menu here is fresh, hot, delicious, and 100% vegan. So whether you opt for the Banh Mi Dog, the NYC style, or even the Chili Cheese — it’s all equal parts deeply delicious and animal-free. Insider tip: don’t pass up the Kimchi Cheddar Fries. 

2404 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104


Chef Budda Blaisian Soul Food (8.1 miles)

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Some of the best food trucks in the world serve inventive twists on fusion cuisine, and Chef Budda’s is absolutely among their ranks. These purveyors of classic southern-style soul food with a pan-Asian twist have won raves for a menu that’s just as delicious as it is unique. All the classics are here — like chicken wings, fresh catfish, shrimp, and mac n’ cheese. But don’t sleep on the egg rolls, rice and gravy or greens with smoked turkey.

1619 G St, San Diego, CA 92101


The Shawarma Guys (9 miles)

The Shawarma Guys Food Truck in San Diego

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The simple shawarma is a Mediterranean masterpiece. Tender, slow-cooked meats are spiced perfectly, piled high on a pita with tasty toppings, and served up fresh. And there’s no better spot in San Diego to sample it than at The Shawarma Guys truck. Just how good are these fantastic food-truck experts? The Shawarma Guys weren’t just voted the best in the city, nor the best in California. No — they were voted the #1 best restaurant in the COUNTRY on Yelp. So you know you’re in for an experience you’ll never forget.

3012 Grape Street, San Diego, CA 92102


A Truck Called Noodles (9.2 miles)

(Photo: @atcnoodles)

Pan-Asian fusion is the name of the game at this popular truck, which can be found parked outside the equally-worth-the-visit Thorn Brewing. Although the menu here is ever-evolving, it’s no surprise that most hungry diners roll up for the namesake noodles. You’ll want to try the wings of the day, the Lofu Mein (filled with tasty tofu), or “The Swashbuckled” — Thai-style stir-fried “drunken” noodles with fresh-cut veggies.

3176 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92104


Take Your Truck Tour With The Dana

Hungry for a getaway? The Dana on Mission Bay would love to host your tasty truck tour. Our competitive rates, central location and guest-first amenities make us an easy choice for your gourmet getaway. Take a look at our special offers page, reserve the San Diego travel deal that’s right for you, and plan your visit today.