Wondering where to find the best food trucks near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top food trucks in Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.
Now is a good time to pop in to the latest popular spots, since consumer spending at quick serve food and beverage businesses tends to increase in January in the Berkeley area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also helps companies build a small business marketing strategy. Daily transactions at Berkeley-area quick serve food and beverage businesses last year rose by 14% in January over the month before.
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1. Tacos El Rey
First on the list is Tacos El Rey. Located at Ashby Avenue 7th Street, the food truck and Mexican spot is the highest-rated food truck in Berkeley, boasting 4.5 stars out of 108 reviews on Yelp.
2. Cosa Nostra Pasta Truck
Next up is Cosa Nostra Pasta Truck, situated at 701 Page St. (between 4th St. and Third Street). With five stars out of 31 reviews on Yelp, the food truck and Italian spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Haley McNicoll's Celtic-American Eatery
Haley McNicoll's Celtic-American Eatery, located at 1607 63rd St. (between King and California streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the food truck, British and traditional American spot 4.5 stars out of 46 reviews.
4. El Manantial Tacos
El Manantial Tacos, a food truck that offers tacos and more, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 53 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3300 Giant Road to see for yourself.
5. Dojo Dog
Check out Dojo Dog, which has earned four stars out of 135 reviews on Yelp. You can find the food truck and Asian fusion spot, which offers hot dogs and more, at 1910 Fifth St.