The Loop

Places We Like: SoMa StrEat Food, San Francisco

April 19, 2014

San Francisco is known for the diversity of its food scene, and no place in town is a better microcosm of that diversity than SoMa StrEat Food Park -- a collection of food truck vendors on square-block lot under the 101 Freeway in the South of Market neighborhood.

Different vendors rotate in and out every day, so you never know what you're going to get -- which is a wonderful thing. Luckily for us, our visit coincided with that of one of the most popular trucks -- the unrepentantly fat-saturated Bacon Bacon.

Even with the competing smells coming from the burrito and pizza trucks nearby, the porky goodness wafting from the Bacon Bacon truck made it hard to understand why neighbors near the truck's home base cafe petitioned to get it closed down because of the food smell last year. Happily, they resolved their differences and the Haight-Asbury walk-up will reopen this weekend.