It's a tale that is being told in cities all over the world large and small; increasingly some of the very best food is now found being served from the roaming restaurants that are food trucks rather than in stationary eateries.
And that is certainly true in Los Angeles, where dozens and dozens of food trucks are roaming the streets serving up all kinds of delights. Here however is a look at some of the very best making the rounds right now:
Grilled Cheese Truck
Follow the Grilled Cheese Truck's daily progress via @grlldcheesetruk on Twitter
The Grilled Cheese Truck serves exactly what its name suggests it does, but this is not the grilled cheese your mother used to whip up for you after school. A veritable foodie cult is growing up around cheesy delights like the Cheesy Mac and Rib, Goat Cheese Melt and the Cheesy Pepperbelly and for very good reason; it's all pretty amazing fare. And no matter which sandwich you choose you'll be doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't order a side of crispy Tatertots to go with it.
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Guerilla Tacos is all about Mexican tacos with a slight focus on sweet potato's in all of its forms, and my its good. Different taco combinations, some not the usual stuff that you would encounter, from the multitude of Mexican flavours makes this food truck a must visit. Wes Avila, the owner, will make you smile when digging into one of his chorizo and potato tacos with ages cheddar and raw tomatillo chiles.
The Lobos Truck
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The Lobos Truck is the American pride of American comfort food. Here you will find everything from burgers to mac & cheese, yep, that's correct!
Look for the wachos as its highly recommended by regulars.
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Dogtown Dogs is nothing new for the true LA Food truck lover since its been around since 2009, shuffling delicious gourmet hot dogs quicker than a Mustang GT500.
The signature, Dogtown Dog, that features fennel slaw and the California Dog with basil aioli and avocado are both something that you most definitely need to try.
Follow the Vizzi Truck around the city via @VizziTruck on Twitter
Vizzi Truck specializes in high end takes on what you might consider fast food and casual dining favorites. There are wagyu beef sliders, venison cheeseburgers (topped with aged cheddar, not yellow processed slices) foie gras peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (better than it sounds we promise) and even truffle infused popcorns in you choice of white or black.
Vizzi is, as you might imagine, one of the pricier food trucks roaming LA but that having been said $10 for a truly unique dish for lunch on the go actually isn't that much more than a McDonald's extra value meal, so maybe it's not so bad after all.
Follow the progress of Roadhouse Rotisserie on Twitter via @RoadhouseRo
This food truck offers up what may be some of the best rotisserie far on offer in the city as a whole and it does so quickly and in increasingly large volumes.
From the succulent as heck 1/4 chicken with potatoes and salad for $8, the pulled pork sandwich for $5 to the half chicken with a side or ribs or duck for $8 the food is as affordable as it is tasty, offering a great way to treat co-workers to a slap up lunch without putting too much strain on your wallet.
The Buttermilk Truck
You can track the Buttermilk Truck on Twitter via @ButtermilkTruck
Just as its name implies this food truck offers a menu that is literally packed with buttermilk derived dishes. But that is actually a more diverse menu than you might imagine. Yes, there certainly are pancakes of many different kinds but there are also breakfast and lunch sliders, donuts and, if you are willing to stay up late, homemade cinnamon waffles and buttermilk fried chicken that rivals any similar dish found anywhere, Harlem included.