The appeal of specialty and gourmet food trucks in Los Angeles is definitely part of the lifestyle here. As a photojournalist, I have always thought it would be interesting to do a feature on them.
Now seems to be the time as controversy stirs at City Hall. Evidently, a private firm is moving in to require space rental fees along Wilshire Blvd.’s Miracle Mile. This is for the rental of public thoroughfare space owned by the City of Los Angeles. While I do not yet have details, it does appear that injunctions and perhaps lawsuits are in the works to address this contentious issue.
Their workday begins at 6am at the commissary as they prepare their trucks for a long day, often ending in the late hours at night. We’re in the process of arranging a ride along so that you may gain insights into “A Day In The Life of LA Food Truck Operators.”
Additional Resources (Evidently, It’s Not a New Problem!):
- Miracle Mile Lunch Trucks Prompt a Food Fight – LA Times 6/17/2010
- Mobile Food Vendors Told to Leave Miracle Mile – LA Times 8/24/2009
- Find LA Food Trucks – Real-time location info on your favorite trucks
- FourSquare Reviews – The public speaks, and they LOVE it!
- Yelp Reviews – More people enjoying what they find 😀