Off the Grid: Street Food Market in San Francisco

There's no point trying to deny it. My honeymoon in San Francisco was spent searching out new and exciting eats. Luckily, I found out about a squeal-of-excitement-worthy event called Off the Grid, where food trucks and other vendors get together to feed the hungry masses. With its fun, festival atmosphere (live music, drinks, and all-around community merriment) plus its abundance of cheap eats, this event was one of the highlights of the trip.

Off the Grid hosts food markets at four different locations on Fridays and Saturdays, including Upper Haight, Civic Center, McCoppin Hub and Fort Mason Center, each of which has a different set of vendors and live music. Vendor lists are posted on Facebook and are updated as new vendors join. I dropped by the Fort Mason Off the Grid, which is held on Friday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. and typically has around 25 vendors, plus a bar.

Most vendors offered Asian or Latin fusion cuisine, with prices ranging from $2 to $8 per plate. Lines quickly formed in front of the Chairman Bao truck, and held steady at about a dozen people long. Another popular truck was Kung Fu Tacos, which was featuring three varieties of Asian inspired tacos.

Take a gander at the slideshow for a sneak peek at more tasty offerings at Off the Grid at Fort Mason.

Off the Grid: Fort Mason

Fort Mason Center Parking Lot Buchanan St & Marina Blvd, San Francisco CA 94123 (map)