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Friday, July 29, 2011

Edgewood Eats

This past Monday I went to Edgewood Eats for dinner. And ate delicious food. And had a blast. And went home happy.

You may be wondering what Edgewood Eats is. Every Monday, a bunch of gourmet food trucks from around the Bay Area come to an old, nearly-abandoned shopping plaza (that has a real-live, totally awesome wig store, by the way) to serve food from 5-8 pm. Everyone brings blankets and chairs and just sits down on the sidewalk to eat. There is always a great variety of food and lots of people to see.

And, yes, it’s every bit as wonderful as you’re imagining.

I went with two friends on Monday, so we each got food from different trucks and then divided the spoils between us. And stuffed ourselves silly with Thai, barbecue and Mexican food. And reluctantly resisted all of the other amazing foods that were available (Vietnamese, curry, seafood, Filipino, desserts and more desserts).

If you live anywhere near Palo Alto, I highly recommend trying it out Edgewood Eats some Monday night. I also recommend going early if you can. We got there at around 7 and the lines were unreal and the trucks were starting to run out of food. I think if you get there closer to 5 the lines should be shorter. Obviuosly there is high demand…I’m campaigning for Edgewood Eats twice a week! 🙂 (P.S. Edgewood Eats will be on Tuesday nights starting in October and will just be once a month throughout the winter. Be sure to follow them on Facebook to get the latest news and find out which trucks will be there each week.)

If you don’t live anywhere near Palo Alto, go out and find your own fun, local food find this weekend. And tell us about it. Because someone reading will live near you and want to know about it!


  1. 1

    In Santa Rosa the food trucks we’re made to leave the downtown area because of the competition they made for the restaurants!
    They can still be found in Sebastopol on the outskirts of town and at some wineries.

  2. We need some gourmet food on wheels in Dallas!

  3. 3

    That’s why I was confused..thought it was only once a month. I went too, but have refused to bring my children again until they can stand in their own line. Waited for a bean/cheese burrito for my son, then finally got my own bahn mi, well after the kids had finished dinner and dessert, only to face another 25 min wait for my husband’s to go order – he got a bbq chicken sandwhich instead.

    My sister said they do have them in Dallas…downtown

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