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Food Truck Line-Up for Saturday, July 7

Off the Grid brings a caravan of food trucks to the South Shore Center for dosas, cupcakes, falafels and more.

Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the South Shore Center becomes food truck heaven. With free parking and a variety of hand-held, stand-up-while-you-eat meals, Off the Grid has taken off in Alameda.

Here's the line-up for July 7:

Cupkates
Liba Falafel
Senor Sisig
Seoul on Wheels
Susie Q's
The Dosa Republic (newish food truck from Curry Up Now)

Off the Grid hosts food truck markets around the Bay Area, with weekly events in San Francisco and Berkeley as well as Alameda.

Stay up to date with the food truck festivities through the Off the Grid Facebook page, and click "keep me posted" below to receive email notifications of upcoming events and participating vendors.

What's your favorite food truck at Alameda's Off the Grid? Let us know in the comments.

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Producer July 07, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Joel, you sound so positive. If you're this concerned why don't you go down to South Shore and ask each vendor about their processes instead of posting long-winded complaints on Patch?
Jeff Mark July 07, 2012 at 07:04 PM
People get upset over the strangest things... I'm not a fan of the food truck fad, but be assured that's what it is. I'll be surprised if it's repeated next summer. I'm sure (at least I hope) the mall management folks (who had to agree to this) are keeping track of the effect on the stores. It was worth the experiment, I would say, from a more-or-less detached perspective. Some people like it, some don't; meanwhile, no industry goes thru fads quicker than restaurants and food service. So it's kinda like the weather; if you don't like it, be patient, it'll change soon enough.
virgo July 08, 2012 at 03:06 PM
people who are upset that the food trucks might be taking business away from the restaurants at south shore need to get over it. do you not realize that almost all, if not all, of the restaurants are chains? they are not local mom and pop restaurants. i eat at food trucks and i also eat at local restaurants. the food trucks don't keep me from eating elsewhere in alameda. as for staying and shopping at south shore, well i would shop there if there were any worthwhile stores to shop at. also, those of you who are still calling the trucks roach coaches are showing your ignorance.
Jennifer Loring July 09, 2012 at 05:50 PM
It is funny, how much controversy a few food trucks can stir up. FWIW, I shop at South Shore frequently and since the food trucks arrived, the place has been packed with a ton more foot traffic. The restaurants are jammed, too, as there are many people who seem happier to eat at a brick & mortar joint than from a truck, which, I have to add, have all been thoroughly inspected and cleared by the health department in order to operate, just the same as any brick & mortar joint. They can't get permits without inspections. Totally agree, Virgo - the perception that these trucks are the same as "roach coaches" just speaks to the ignorance on the topic. If you don't know, do the research. As for it being a passing fad, that hasn't been the case in Portland where they've had a permanent installation of "food carts" downtown since about 2001. The food is excellent and costs less than what you'd pay in a restaurant for similar fare, and you can actually talk to the chef who's making your food. SF has just set up its own installation for trucks south of Market. I love that we have a few more high-quality options in town to choose from, and those options change every week adding to the variety. Meanwhile, the retailers at SS have to be enjoying all the extra traffic to the area, and we still frequent our favorite local haunts. Win, win, win. Yay, Alameda.
Geo July 11, 2012 at 06:51 AM
I think food trucks are nice to have. Not only do you get to enjoy delicious food, many times you get to meet interesting people in the process. May it be through talking to the chef, the owners of the truck, or the many colorful people you meet while you are waiting in line. I hope this is a permanent trend and not a fad since the U.S. really lacks in the "street culture" department.

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