Featuring a dozen food trucks for lunch and dinner each day, SOMA Streat Food is SF's first permanent food truck lot. Open seven days a week, it features a covered seating area, a mobile beer garden, free Wifi, and a massive projection screen for movie nights and ballgames.
"Lots of options for food and drinks. Plenty of places to sit and nice amenities (tv and restrooms)."
Unlike at some of your usual vendy powwows where you have to cop a squat on the street or at a nearby park bench, this venture boasts a covered heated seating area for 100, bathrooms, bike parking, free WiFi, and a projection system for showing movies and games.
Carlos Muela may come from a San Francisco restaurant family, but he didn't foresee owning another restaurant in his future. He was more interested in street food. "I'd been to Portland and saw the street-food pods there, and noticed there was nothing like that here. There's Off the Grid, but those are more like events," Muela says. "And I started hearing about the struggles the trucks were finding when they tried to park on the street. They're trapped -- the city told them it would make it easier for them to open, but then they couldn't find anywhere to sell. So I decided that having a private lot is what the city — and the trucks — need."