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Hayward's Off the Grid: Food Truck Lineup for Tonight's Launch

A flock of food trucks will be parking in downtown Hayward starting Monday, Aug. 6. Which of the eight are you looking to try?

tonight with eight food trucks ready to serve an assortment of fare.

The new weekly market will run every Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the triangle lot between Foothill Boulevard, Mission Boulevard., and D Street in Hayward. Enjoy live music from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Here's what's on the menu for tonight:

Adam's Grub Truck

  • Get your grub on with these Asian fusion sandwiches with names just as unique as their flavor combos. Toppings such as avocado wasabi and roasted seaweed can also be added to your sammiches. If you think you can take the heat, be sure to request some Liquid Dragon Fire on your meal.
  • Follow them at @adamsgrubtruck

Street Dogs

  • Have a hankering for a Chi-Town style hot dog? Look no further, as Street Dogs specializes in Vienna beef Chicago dogs which include onions, neon-green relish, tomatoes, a pickle spear and spicy sport peppers, all held together in a steamed poppy seed bun. Also served on the truck are soups and the Wunderbar — a thick slice of cheesecake, covered in rich chocolate and served on a stick
  • Follow them at @StreetDogTruck

Cheese Gone Wild

  • Serving gooey goodness, this food truck offers gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, Philly Cheese Steaks, soups, salads and delicious desserts.
  • Follow them at @CheeseGoneWild

Kinders BBQ

  • Kinders is bringing all things BBQ — from meats and deli to finger-lickin sauces.
  • Follow them at @KindersBBQ

Sanguchon

  • This San Francisco-based truck specializes in hearty Peruvian sandwiches made with a variety of meats, including pulled pork, steak, braised chicken and chicharron. The truck also offers home made fruit drinks.
  • Follow them @Sanguchon_SF

Pacific Puffs

  • Serving up little pillowy puffs of heaven, Pacific Puffs specializes in cream puffs. Dedicated to offering premium, home-baked style cream puffs using only the finest fresh local ingredients, their handcrafted puffs have been perfected over decades as an old family recipe and are baked daily using their signature small-batch baking method to ensure the highest quality.
  • Follow them at @PacificPuffs

Yumsilog

  • Yumsilog specializes in silogs, a traditional Filipino breakfast served with garlic rice and fried egg. Their menu includes tapsilog (cured beef), tosilog (cured pork), longsilog (sweet sausage), Spamsilog (Spam) and bangsilog (Filipino milkfish).
  • Follow them @yumsilog

We Sushi

  • This food truck out of Santa Clara says its the first of its kind. We Sushi serves us fresh sushi and sushi rolls and its team said they shop from fresh fish markets every morning.
  • Follow them @we_sushi

Future vendors include:

Five Ten Burger

  • An Oakland-based truck serving up artisan burgers and sandwiches made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. 
  • Follow them at @fivetenburger

Seoul On Wheels

  • Korean BBQ made mobile. This truck's menu offers anything from rib eye, spicy pork and chicken BBQ to kimchee fried rice and BBQ rice bowls.
  • Follow them at @seoulonwheels

Curry Up Now

  • Craving curry in a hurry? This truck has got you covered. Curry Up Now, which also has a restaurant in San Mateo, serves up unique Indian street foods. Their menu includes Tikka Masala Burritos, Deconstructed Samosas (potato and pea samosas topped with mini-samosas, spicy chickpea curry, tomatoes, onions, sauces and your choice of ground beef, chicken or Indian cheese), Sexy Fries (sweet potato fries in masala with your choice of chicken or paneer), and more.
  • Follow them at @CurryUpNow

Chairman Bao

  • Inspired by Asian street food, this popular Bay Area food truck features steamed and baked buns filled with savory stuffings of your choosing, including pork belly, duck, red sesame chicken and braised pork.
  • Follow them @chairmantruck

House of Siam on Wheels

  • A mobile version of the House of Siam restaurant in San Jose, the truck specializes in Thai cuisine and includes Thai tacos, Pad Thai, Yellow Curry Chicken over rice and more. Try their "roti boquet," grilled satay chicken rolled in a roti with peanut sauce, fresh green leafs, cucumbers, carrots, red onions and cilantro.
  • Follow them @hosonwheels

For more information of Hayward's Off the Grid, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/268004676634003/

For a list of upcoming markets as well as more information on Off the Grid, visit www.OffTheGridSF.com or become a fan on Facebook.

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Julie Calderón August 06, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Sanguchon is great. I have visited 3 times and I always get the Aji de Gallina wrap because it's a new twist on a family fave. Can't wait for Fivetenburger and their amazing Truffled Tots.
Michelle Lang August 06, 2012 at 04:41 PM
would be great to have a vegan offering :)
Vicki Cosgrove August 06, 2012 at 04:45 PM
more recommendations please!!!
Tommy August 06, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Love the line up! Can't wait to try 510 burger!
Analisa Harangozo (Editor) August 06, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Tommy, just to clarify, 510 Burger is a "future vendor" and isn't going to be at the event tonight. We increased the font size so folks could better distinguish which vendors will be there tonight and which are expected in the future.
james Loesch August 06, 2012 at 07:48 PM
How about traditional taco truck?
james Loesch August 06, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Need to post on your daily events page for today!
Jim M August 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
I lived in Portland for a year. That place is food truck city. it started in the downtown and is moving into the neighborhoods. A few of thoughts: These trucks undercut restaurants by not having to pay high rent. Will it be possible to open a restaurant with that kind of cost competition? In Portland some restaurant owners were quite upset about this. There are a lot of vacancy's around here.. Why do people like trucks instead of a sit down restaurant? Even a food court has several choices. You get a seat and a clean table. Finally, when I used to eat at these trucks as a worker, we called them roach coaches for good reason. Do they inspect these trucks like restaurants. Most of the time when I ate at them they seemed fly by night.
Big Alex August 06, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Most people would rather eat off of a truck rather than pay for mediocre food at inflated prices with sub-par service (and servers EXPECT a tip even if the service was terrible). The age of the roach coach is long gone b/c believe it or not each of these truck-based businesses has to apply for a license and are held to the same standards as normal restaurants are by the local health department (who do surprise inspections regularly). If restaurants don't want to be undercut, perhaps they should be more creative with their menus, improve their service or up the ante on their food quality. That's like saying one restaurant shouldn't open up shop close to any other restaurants because it would impede on the business of the original restaurant. Welcome to capitalism.
Rachel Bradley-Gomez August 06, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Every food truck is not a shining beacon for the sustainable food movement, however, most OTG chefs do care about where their ingredients come from and how they were produced. More so for instance than Buffalo Bills, Kokyo, Fish Market, and a myriad of other local eateries which rely on consumer ignorance, complacency, and the ever compelling convenience factor. Next time you're at one of these venues, ask them the name of the farm that grew the produce, if their seafood is sustainable, or how their chicken, beef, or pork was produced. Your question will most likely be met with the typical response that they purchase an abundance of highly processed and pre-made food items from massive mainline food distributors who in turn receive it from processing plants or factories this lack of transparency is precisely why it's nearly impossible to make healthy choices when patronizing most of our local eateries. Food trucks on the other hand maintain a relatively low overhead by forgoing traditional brick and mortar for a kitchen on wheels. Lower overhead makes financial room for food trucks to utilize higher quality ingredients while passing along the savings, thereby offering a value to the consumer. Greater efficiency = better value and competition, however, I use the word "competition" loosely here, as downtown Hayward is the furthest thing from a culinary destination as you can get. And yes, food safety inspections and permits are mandatory for the operation of a food truck.
Carol Parker August 06, 2012 at 10:47 PM
The food trucks have been coming to South Shore Shopping Center in Alameda each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. I have mixed reviews of them. It will be a once in-awhile luxury, as the food is not particularly cheap. I think a lot of the appeal is just seeing a lot of people relaxing together outdoors with music playing in the background, enjoying food and each others' company. Each time we have gone we have run into people we know. It is fun to see people out with their little children, dogs, and just having a good time - it has a festival feel to it.
AJ Flores August 07, 2012 at 12:00 AM
We'll also have a line up of food trucks with the Food Truck Mafia at the Enduring Word Music Festival at Castro Valley High School this Saturday from 10a-5p. Food trucks will include Pizza Pimps, My Shrimp Shack, Rice Rockit, Street Dogs, Blue Saigon, Truckin Sweet, and Twister Truck. Come out for some great eats, great music and an all around great time. The event is also a fundraiser for Castro Valley high School. More info here: http://www.enduringword.net/musicfestival.htm
AJ Flores August 07, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Twister truck, will be at CVHS this weekend for the Enduring Word Music Festival along with other trucks. Twister truck serves up amazing Mexican food!
Fran August 07, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I find they don't live up to hype. I've been to many, and the entire time I'm waiting in line to order and waiting for my food, I'm thinking how I would love to be sitting in a restaurant sipping a cold beer as opposed to standing in a crowd of people sucking generator gas fumes. Perhaps that's just me though :)
Julie Calderón August 07, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Just got back! Great time. Curry Up Now was there with their Hella Vegan offerings. We enjoyed some delicious Street Dogs and got them at approximately 5:03(we were 10 minutes early.)
Linda August 07, 2012 at 01:41 AM
We tried Sanguchon and Pacific Puffs tonight. FABULOUS! What a great addition to Hayward. Looking forward to returning.
Rachel Bradley-Gomez August 07, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Adam's Grub truck won my heart with the Falkor, and Sanguchon was a close second with the Chicharon con Pan. Pacific Puffs makes a gorgeous cream puff and kinder's ribs were decent.
KJ Page August 07, 2012 at 03:11 AM
So great to see OTG in Hayward! All the trucks were dedicated to quality ingredients. A very fun time.
Lisset Paz July 31, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Hello there! If the event is held on Monday, it would be the 5th of August not the 6th. Bon appétit!

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