Food Truck Trial Period Begins At SFO

Traveling just got tastier with the arrival of food trucks at San Francisco International Airport today.

Two food trucks from the vendor group “Off The Grid” began serving gourmet street food curbside on the departure level of Terminal 1, near the Southwest Airlines doors.

The trucks will be there today and the next three Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Today, the trucks are offering Hawaiian fare and Indian food from Curry Up Now, airport spokesman Doug Yakel said. He said the trucks offer locally produced food and support local businesses.

“Let’s give (passengers) some other new cuisine options,” he said.

Next week, a Kung Fu Tacos will be at the airport along with the Mexican-Filipino fusion truck Senor Sisig.

The trucks will be at Terminal 1 for a four-week trial period. After that, airport officials will confer with the Off the Grid team to determine if the program should continue based on sales and other factors, Yakel said.

The trucks are open to airport employees and travelers in a pre-security area. Tables and chairs have been set up for diners.

Yakel said that usually, passengers prefer to eat after they have checked in for their flights, but that the appeal of the food trucks may tempt hungry travelers to fuel up before heading through security.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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