The Mission has a handful of food-truck stops, including the weekly Off the Grid: McCoppin event; Mission Dispatch, which hosts one truck each weekday; and a handful of long-running taco trucks like El Tonayense and El Gallo Giro. But soon, it'll have its biggest and most permanent food-truck presence yet, with the arrival of the Duboce Truck Stop at 55 Duboce (at Valencia), right down the way from Zeitgeist. Uptown Almanac got the jump on the project, the latest salvo in the regeneration of the areas of Duboce that run under the freeway, where a skate park and dog park have also been added in recent months.
The Duboce Truck Stop is currently in lunch-only mode, welcoming four trucks each weekday from 10:30 am-3 pm. (Today's are Benedict Arnold, Prime Dip, What's Up Dog, and Eurobistro.) In mid-October, the park hopes to get its beer and wine license, expanding to dinnertime and weekend shifts where it can host up to 10 trucks. That'll make for some serious competition for the similar SOMA StrEat Food Park, which is only a 10-minute stroll down the way, though the Truck Stop will lack some of StrEat Food's perks, like TVs and skee ball. But for those who can't get enough of that food-truck flavor, and/or want an affordable bite in the increasingly pricey Mission-Hayes Valley-Castro corridor, this is positive news.