Food is at the heart of most cultures and community.
Here, in Silicon Valley, it’s no different; we really like to eat.
The food truck craze is everywhere and this summer you can enjoy a variety of foods all within a few steps of each other.
For Los Gatos and Saratoga, we will be spoiled this summer with two food truck events locally. No dining dress code at these events, in fact, organizers encourage you to bring your own table and chairs!
On the fourth Saturday of every month, Moveable Feast will make its appearance in Saratoga doing what it does best—bringing together an array of great food.
The kick-off event, “Foodie Fun On The Run” takes place 4-8 p.m., today, Saturday, May 26 at the corner of Saratoga Sunnyvale Road and Sea Gull Way, in Saratoga. You'll eat lobster rolls, chow down on some sanguchones and even have a little dessert. The public can park at 12341 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd.
There will dancing to live bands every month and you'll also be eating for a good cause! Movable Feast will donate part of its proceeds to Relay For Life of Saratoga, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
The bands playing include:
- Sound Eclipse May 26
- The Ones, June 23
- Blues Angel Band, July 28
- The Ones, Aug. 25
- Lucky Lady, Sept. 22
- Tentative: Johnny Neri Band, Oct. 27
In Los Gatos, we have the , 18840 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd., on Friday nights. Organizers have had people piling in and celebrating their Fridays with dancing, beer and food during the past few events.
Some of the same food trucks participating in the Los Gatos Food Truck Fest will be in Saratoga today.
With hundreds of food trucks in the Bay Area, your choices and locations to eat on the low down are limitless.
Sam’s Chowder Mobile, House of Siam, Treatbot (the owner of Moveable Feast owns this one), Chairman Bao Truck, Soulnese, Sanguchon, Lobster Shack and Bigg Shrimp'n and MoGo BBQ, are just some of the food trucks in the area.
Chairman Bao Truck is a great example of the success these restaurants on wheels are having. The business has more than 11,000 people following its Twitter account!
Other close-by locations for food truck events are Friday nights in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood, 2310 Canoas Garden Ave., and South San Jose, 525 Blossom Hill Rd.
Villa Montalvo had nine food trucks at its recent "Arts Splash" event, which was part of its centennial year-long celebration.
More food truck events this summer will be coming up everywhere and according to Saratoga Mayor Chuck Page, "We will be working with the community as part of our economic community planning fund to help with permits."
Zoe Alameda, from Alameda Family Funeral and Cremation, is one of the businesses in the Gateway area of Saratoga, which helped push for the Saratoga food truck event.
Also helping her were Zoe Brenda Kashuba, from 4EverFit Personal Training Studio, and Deni Green, from Azule Salon.
Zoe said this about the plans for the event, “Food is the essence of life and community. We wanted to have an event that would bring the community together and the proceeds would benefit our community. Each one of our food events will benefit a local charity."
For me, I think date night this summer will be all about tasting each food truck that I can all summer long!