San Francisco: Snapshots from the SOMA Streat Food Park

[Photographs: Wes Rowe]

San Francisco is no stranger to street food. Ever since Off the Grid staked its claim every Friday evening in Fort Mason (and spread its pimped-out taco-trucked wings around the Bay), all a manner of mobile food vendor gatherings have sprung up in parking lots, alleyways, and shipping containers.

But the Soma Streat Food Park is aiming to be a more permanent kind of installation. Open daily for lunch (from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (5 to 10 p.m.), the Park features a rotating roster of food truck options, ample seating, and even flatscreen TVs tuned to the day or night's Giants game.

On weekends, there's beer available to drink with your street food feast, and apparently, they're working to make beer an every day thing (that's what I like to hear).

We stopped by on a recent evening and sampled as much as our bellies could hold, tasting everything from an Eritrean-style burrito to a chicken schnitzel-wich topped with honey and chicken liver shmear. Of course, the dessert options rotate as well, so you can satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream, waffles, or even a vanilla bourbon bread pudding, depending on the day.

Check out some of the evening's hits (and some slight misses) in the slideshow >>

Follow Soma Streat Food on Twitter to see what they'll be serving up that day.

SOMA Streat Food Park

428 11th Street, San Francisco CA 94103 (map) 925-899-7979;