Pick up Dinner to Go at These Sacramento Area Food Truck Events
Sometimes, after a long day, the last thing you want to do is cook dinner. Although some restaurants are now reopened for in-person dining and many more are doing curbside takeout, ordering a meal from a food truck is another fun (and delicious!) way to tame a grumbling tummy. With the loosening of stay-at-home restrictions to allow mobile food vendors, now is the perfect time to stop by a local food truck event and help support a small businesses.
Food truck meetups have been taking place around the greater Sacramento area for years. And while relaxing in a park with friends and family listening to live music and chowing down on food truck fare is no longer permitted due to social distancing guidelines, you can still get your food to go.
Food trucks are still showing up at locations throughout town, with some new safety guidelines in place. Customers are asked to order their food online ahead of time (if possible) to reduce contact. So, put on a mask, stand six feet apart and enjoy your meal!
Note: The following events are put on by SactoMoFo. Dates and times may change due to evolving COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
Carmichael | Thursday, June 4, 4–7 p.m.
Head out to La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael to get your fill of food truck fare! Scheduled trucks include Azteca Street Tacos, Bella Familia Wood Fired Pizza, On the Fry and Made in the Shade mobile ice cream parlor.
Rancho Cordova | Tuesdays 5–8 p.m.
Rancho Cordova hosts this weekly food truck event at Robert J. McGarvey Elementary School in the Anatolia community. Food offerings include kalua pig rice plates and loco moco at Mac Daddy Island Grill and the powdery soft sweet treats from Local Kine Shave Ice.
Northeast Natomas | Wednesdays 4–7 p.m.
Westlake Charter School near Natomas Park hosts a Wednesday evening food truck meetup. Scheduled trucks include Cowtown Creamery, known for soft serve ice cream with creative toppings, and Nash & Proper, the go-to spot for hot chicken in Sacramento.
Elk Grove | Wednesdays 4–7 p.m.
Old Town Elk Grove is the venue for this weekly food truck meetup. The lineup changes week-to-week, but it has included trucks like Gondo Fusion, turning out Cuban-style burritos, and Daisy’s Desserts, featuring donuts and ice cream.
El Dorado Hills | Thursdays 4–8 p.m.
Located in front of District Church in El Dorado Hills, this food truck meetup has a rotating lineup but regularly features trucks like Drewski’s, with decadent sandwiches and tots, and Shorty’s Donuts, with flavors like key lime pie and maple cronut. Best of all, this event helps support the Food Bank of El Dorado County.
Tahoe Park | Fridays 4–8 p.m.
This weekly event takes place in a parking lot in the Tahoe Park neighborhood of Sacramento. Some of the featured trucks include Bangin Bowls, serving grilled steak bowls and pizza fries, and Bella Familia Wood Fired Pizza, with garlic pepperoni and BBQ chicken.
North Natomas | Saturdays 4–8 p.m.
Held at Regency Park Elementary School in North Natomas, this food truck meetup features trucks like Kado’s Asian Grill, serving teriyaki chicken and India Jones, with Indian staples like samosas and curry.
South Natomas | Sundays 4–7 p.m.
This Sunday night meetup is held at Natomas High School in the South Natomas area of Sacramento. You can get pitas stuffed with seasoned meat at Hefty Gyros or a refreshing treat at Ronnie’s Italian Ice, with flavors like black cherry and root beer.
*Featured photo courtesy Sacto MoFo