Yesterday, I got to enjoy the sun and some girl time with two of my best friends at Off the Grid in Pleasant Hill. For those unfamiliar, Off the Grid is a “roaming mobile food extravaganza” where a bunch of different food trucks that a serve a range of different foods set up in one location across the Bay Area. It’s the fun of getting food from a food truck without the slight paranoia you might be also be getting a case of food poisoning.
The trucks at the location change each week. This week offered a selection that included hot dog, curry, frozen custard, kabobs, and noodle trucks. The truck we ate from was called Streatery with a mission to serve real food made from scratch (and oh my goossh instant obession started).
The truck itself is the cutest to look at, with lanterns and chalkboard menus it’s like a hipster wedding on wheels and once you taste the food, it’s instant love.
The first thing that caught my eye off the menu was the Lemon Ricotta Doughnuts, and was a driving factor that went into my ordering the special which included the sandwich and Lavender Lemonade- but I was not disappointed with one single thing. At first I wasn’t sure about the jam on the sandwich, but it provides the perfect kiss of sweetness without clashing with the rest of the savory components. Also, THIS LEMONADE. Everything in my life needs to be lavender infused after drinking this. It wouldn’t be fair for me to try to describe how refreshing this is on a hot day-just promise me you’ll try it. I also wasn’t prepared for the adorable cup made from recycled paper that my doughnuts came in and the goodness that these doughnuts brought.
Here’s the menu, in case you’re wondering what else Streatery offers. My friends got the Spicy Peasant Rice with Pork Patties and the Spicy Fideo Noodles (which is like hybrid of rice and chow mein without the usual greasy texture). What’s great about the Off the Grid is that the trucks offer different specials, of which the proceeds benefit a local school. It’s a perfect way to support these small businesses and local schools all while enjoying new foods that might become your new favorites! Check out offthegridsf.com to see if there’s a mobile food truck parade coming to your town and gostreatery.com