The next time you need a break, consider adding plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. The beach towns of San Diego County have something for everyone for a relaxing vacation any time of year. There is an array of things to see and do, and you’re bound to hear your stomach rumble. While there are many brick-and-mortar restaurants ready to serve you, sometimes you need to grab-and-go so the fun doesn’t slow down. You’ll find a variety of food trucks in San Diego serving delicious eats to satisfy your appetite.

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American Flavors Food Truck

The 30-foot truck offers drop-off catering as well as food made on location. Choose from appetizers and snacks like a charcuterie platter, sausage board, hummus & pita platter, and more. They offer “party packages” that include sandwiches and burgers, and packages offer 4-6 menu options. Add on sides like homemade potato chips, waffle, shoestring, or garlic/Parm fries. Dessert options include churros, assorted mini doughnuts, and beignets. You can even choose soft drinks, fresh lemonade, coffee or tea, or bar service.

Beach Eats

You can book them for your own private event or find them cruising the streets. Their “vending” menu includes burritos, tacos, burgers, sandwiches, and more. They also offer sides and desserts, along with refreshing drinks. The catering menu features much of what the vending menu offers, with the addition of salads, appetizers, and a wider range of side choices.


Often located near the Chula Vista Shopping Center, you’ll find delicious Mexican dishes served on-the-go. Grad a taco, “quesataco” with your choice of meat, burritos, and several other Mexican dishes. A variety of Mexican omelettes are bursting with chilaquiles, ham & cheese, beans, and more for a breakfast option with a Mexican kick.

East Coast Connection

They’re your connection to East Coast dining on the West Coast. Menu items like a crabcake sandwich or Philly cheesesteak will take your tastebuds on a trip to the East Coast without leaving San Diego County. Enjoy crab dip, crab balls, shrimp, and even gluten-free pasta salad. Please note the menu includes seafood, gluten, and peanut products.

Zs Buddies Sushi

Serving up a variety of Asian fusion, Japanese, Poke, seafood, and sushi, you’ll find something that appeals. Enjoy their “burritos” rolls, poke salad bowls, or sides like shrimp tempura, seaweed salad, takoyaki – deep fried octopus – and more. Head to their website for their monthly schedule to find out where they’ll be, or to book a catered event featuring the truck.

Potion7 Creamery

You may want to escape the heat by going to a brick-and-mortar ice cream parlor. You can still beat the heat while having the ice cream come to you. Their ice cream is churned-to-order and made with liquid nitrogen. The final product is similar to gelato in serving temperature, texture, and density, but also offers the creaminess of an ultra-premium ice cream. There is a myriad of flavors to choose from. Add delicious, buttery, crispy churros to the mix for a dessert that hits the spot.

Up In Smoke

Enjoy Tex-Mex, BBQ, and more on the streets of San Diego County. Enjoy meats slathered in BBQ sauce, accompanied by traditional BBQ sides like baked beans, a Southwest salad, and coleslaw. They also offer house seasoned dry rub kettle chips and desserts like cookies and brownies. A must-taste is their “loaded hotdog” – a ¼ lb. all-beef hotdog topped with meat, homemade coleslaw, and chips or baked beans.

Pomodoro Rosso

Savor delicious Italian flavors including pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. Sandwiches include meatball, Italian sausage, veggie misti – basil pesto, bell peppers, zucchini, and eggplant – and others. Traditional pastas are mac and cheese and pasta with marinara. Try something different with their unique vodka cream pasta, bursting with creamy tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese, and basil. Make a complete meal with a meatball appetizer, side salad, or garlic bread, and finish the meal with a chocolate roll for dessert. Quench your thirst with a variety or soft drinks, tea, and water.

Seven Seas Roasting Co.

Get a pick-me-up with your favorite coffee beverage. Choose from espresso, cappuccino, lattes, mocha, cold brews, and more. For non-coffee drinkers you can choose tea, hot cocoa, or bottled water. Make your drink your own with an extra shot or milk alternative like oat milk, almond milk, or even macadamia milk. The truck can be found at many public events and festivals, or you can book your own catering event.

Eating on the Go in San Diego County

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for your next San Diego County retreat, make booking comfortable and stylish accommodations a priority and book a vacation rental with Vacation Rentals by Kimberly. We have accommodations as small as one-bedroom, all the way up to a seven-bedroom home so you and all your loved ones can enjoy a beach vacation. Warm up any leftovers in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen or relax with a full stomach in an open living area. We have the perfect rental for you.

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