New mobile food businesses are opening fast and furious, but it’s worth taking note of a couple: 51st State, which rolls around SF’s Financial District, serves Brunswick stew. Not the traditional kind featuring endangered flying squirrel, but a tasty and innovative version with smoked pork, chicken, sausage, and bacon. Stewed with fingerling potatoes, lima beans, and corn, it’s “very hearty and had a great spice,” Keesey says. Cornmeal-crusted quail, which sold out quickly, sounds appealing, and the jalapeño grits that usually come with it are cheesy-peppery goodness.

Sam’s ChowderMobile, the offspring of Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, is a seafood shack in the heart of the city—and on wheels. Kato is no expert but says the lobster roll ($15) “was bursting with lobster meat, and I thought it was delicious.” There are also thin, crispy Old Bay fries ($4). The chowder, not surprisingly, is supposed to be pretty good too.

51st State [Financial District]
Mobile truck, no formal address, San Francisco
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Sam’s ChowderMobile
Mobile truck, no formal address, San Francisco

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Sam’s Chowdermobile in Golden Gate Park

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