More Food Truck Gatherings: Larkspur and Berkeley

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Photo of a Rib Whip sandwich from Food Truck Crush’s Facebook.

The mobile food movement is not showing any signs of stopping; quite the opposite. Up in Larkspur, new gathering ~FOOD TRUCK CRUSH~ is happening every Friday (through September) from 4pm-8pm at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. Ferry travelers or just plain hungry people will have tasty choices like the Indian street food of Curry Up Now, the wood-fired pies of Pizza Politana, the Midwest-style BBQ of The Rib Whip, the sweet offerings of Three Twins Ice Cream and Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar, and the Cajun stylings of Suzie Q’s Lunch Box. Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry Terminal, 101 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, 415-259-7263.

News about ~OFF THE GRID~ coming to North Berkeley on Wednesday evenings has the East Bay buzzing. According to details on KQED blog Bay Area Bites, this debut East Bay OtG is to be located at the site of the Thursday farmers’ market on Shattuck at Rose, in the famed Gourmet Ghetto. With the blessing of the North Shattuck Association, a local merchant group, food truck vendors will gather from 5pm-9pm with a core group consisting of Liba (falafel), Hapa SF, The Taco Guys, and Cupkates returning weekly, plus three more trucks rotating in, like Skylight Snowballs, 510 Burger, and Fins on the Hoof. They also report that Off the Grid organizer Matt Cohen will provide a space for “chefs from the immediate area” to join in, beginning with Peter Levitt of Saul’s Deli. Original reports had the weekly Wednesday gathering still awaiting permit approvals, with June 8th being tossed around as the earliest start date, but Berkeleyside just posted that Off the Grid North Berkeley is having their soft launch tomorrow June 1st, adding that Brass Knuckle will also be there, but no local chef in an OtG truck this first time. Corner of Shattuck and Rose, Berkeley.