Food trucks at the airport? Yep.

Off-the-Grid trucks at SFO's Terminal 1 Thursdays 11-2 (SFO)

Off-the-Grid trucks at SFO’s Terminal 1 Thursdays 11-2 (SFO)

Over the summer, San Francisco International Airport tested a new street food program featuring three “Off-the-Grid” trucks parked at Terminal 1.

Street food at SFOThe pilot program proved so popular that the trucks will become a mainstay at SFO every Thursday from 11am-2pm on the upper (departures) level by the first door of Terminal 1. (Near the Southwest Airlines drop off area.)

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The idea began as a suggestion from airport employees to provide some additional lunch options, but the trucks are available to everyone, including arriving or departing passengers.

According to airport spokesman Doug Yakel, the “food pod” program has proved so popular that some Off-the-Grid aficionados a nearby offices email their orders, and then drive over to the airport to pick them up.

I’m glad the trucks are stationed near Terminal 1 because of the dearth of decent food options there. Food options beyond security in Terminal 2 and 3 are offer much high quality and selection.

Would you go to a food truck at SFO for lunch…or is the food inside the airport better? Please leave your comments below. 

Chris McGinnis


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  • Scott H

    I’m always flying in and out of Terminal 2, and there are so many options there that I sometimes skip the AA lounge just to enjoy oysters at Cat Cora or pulled pork at Lark Creek. Think its awesome that food carts are an additional option but can’t imagine finding that necessary on that side of the airport. I can certainly understand on the Terminal 1 side!