A Preview of SoMa StrEat Food Park

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
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SoMa StrEat Food Park, the new permanent street food space at 11th and Folsom, is gearing up for its big grand opening next Wednesday with a series of soft launch lunches. Today was the first preview of what’s to come and six trucks were serving a steady stream of customers: Mr. Nice SF, Smokin’ Warehouse BBQ, Sunrise Deli, Brass Knuckle, La Pastrami and Golden Waffle.

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“The inspiration to form a permanent street food pod came from both the lack of opportunities and infinite barriers the current street food vendors in San Francisco are faced with and from the existing permanent pods other states have been comfortably enjoying throughout the last decade,” said founder Carlos Muela via email.

“We love the SoMa neighborhood and there is a lot of opportunity here. It is easy to get to and centrally located. As of now, there are not that many food options in the neighborhood, but we hope that will begin to change with the addition of the park.”

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He’s successfully transformed the abandoned U-Haul parking lot into a food oasis, as there’s lots of potted plants scattered throughout the park and ample places to sit or stand while eating. Carlos remarked, “It was a complete eyesore for the neighborhood.” But once you’re within the food park itself, it’s easy to forget you’re right near the 101 overpass.

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There’s also handicap-accessible bathrooms and plenty of bicycle parking.

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And there’s a large seating area with a roof, in case you’re not inclined to dine in the sun. It’s pet-friendly, too.

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Carlos says that food trucks will rotate in and out on a weekly and monthly basis, following the formal opening next week.

SoMa StrEat Food Park
Address: map
428 11th Street @ Harrison
Facebook: SoMaStrEatFoodPark
Twitter: SoMaStrEatFood

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Jenny is happy to wear multiple hats at KQED; she works as an Interactive Producer for the Science & Environment unit and blogs for Bay Area Bites, KQED's popular food blog. Jenny graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Film and Television program and has worked for WNET/PBS, The Learning Channel, Sundance Channel and HBO.