The Best L.A. Food Trucks

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Everyone in Los Angeles knows the best eats come from a truck not a restaurant and the best L.A. food trucks prove that. Open night and day, these popular food trucks travel from location to location across Southern California serving up a selection of food on the go. From the Kogi BBQ truck that started the food truck craze to others that specialize in ethnic food or sweets, it's easy to find good eats sure to please nearly everyone.

While L.A. food trucks often simply show up at scheduled locations, many food truck enthusiasts enjoy the hunt of tracking down their favorite truck in the city. Luckily for these foodies, the food trucks use the Internet and social media to communicate their locations and specials. (If you can't make it out to one of these trucks, doesn't mean you can't experience Epic Meal Time.)

In addition to posting their menus, schedules and planned locations on their official websites, many food trucks will inform their fans of other news, such as specials, using their Twitter and Facebook accounts. As if that was not enough, there are a bunch of secondary websites strictly devoted to tracking Los Angeles food trucks and providing food truck fans with and LA food truck map or a food truck locator/food truck tracker to get their food truck on.

What are the best food trucks in LA? There's an estimated 200 food trucks roaming the streets of Los Angeles in total, but some are certainly better than others. Help us decide which Los Angeles food truck rules the road by voting for your favorites below. The top food trucks in LA run the gamut from LA taco trucks to gourmet food trucks serving up delicious seafood.
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    Grilled Cheese Truck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best L.A. Food Trucks
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    Serving--you guessed it, grilled cheese. This truck is undoubtedly one of the most popular in the city. The Grilled Cheese Truck takes on classic versions of its namesake along with a slew of other variations. Try the ol' Cheesy Mac and Rib, Goat Cheese Melt (on Nine-Grain Bread) and Dessert Melts--all popular choices that are quite delicious! If that's not enough, there's a slew of extras you can get added on, like bacon, smoked pork and even apples and pickles. It's not your mama's grilled cheese, but it's still pretty dang good.

    Twitter @grlldcheesetruk
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    Kogi BBQ

    Kogi BBQ is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best L.A. Food Trucks
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    As the father of the food truck revolution in Los Angeles, the Kogi BBQ is known for its long lines and fiercely loyal fans. The truck serves Korean Mexican tacos, burritos, sliders and beverages. Tacos, with the choice of short ribs, spicy pork, chicken or tofu, run around $2 each while burritos and Kogi favorites are $5. Combo plates with a selection of items and a drink can be had for $7-10.

    Twitter: @KogiBBQ
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    LudoTruck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best L.A. Food Trucks
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    The LudoTruck (also known as "LudoBites") is the mobile home of renowned French chef Ludovic Lefebvre, perhaps best known for his appearance on the first season of the Bravo series, "Top Chef Masters." The truck features Chef Ludo's famous fried chicken and seasoned fries, lavender honey biscuits and a variety of gourmet sauces. 

    Twitter: @LudoTruck
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    Coolhaus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best L.A. Food Trucks
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    Mmm... artisanal ice cream. Coolhaus offers a refined take on everyone's favorite dessert, whipping up gourmet ice cream sandwiches that they swear look like "cool houses". The jury's out on that one, but one thing everyone can agree on: these sweet treats are delicious

    Twitter @coolhausla
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    Grill 'Em All

    Grill 'Em All is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best L.A. Food Trucks
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    Though they are perhaps best known for winning "The Great Food Truck Race" reality show, the boys at Grill 'Em All hold their own on the streets. Come hungry as their offerings are filling (to say the least). Their $10 Behemoth burger uses grilled cheese sandwiches as buns to surround (more) cheddar cheese, bacon, grilled onions, pickles, a signature BBQ sauce and, of course, a burger. You may not be able to walk after, but your tastebuds will be happy. 

    Twitter: @GrillEmAllTruck
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    Lardon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best L.A. Food Trucks
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    Named after the French word for a cube of pork fat, the Lardon Truck specializes in gourmet dishes featuring artisanal bacon. Specialties include their brioche french toast sandwich with crumbled bacon and bacon-bourbon maple syrup; chicken wings cooked in bacon hot sauce and topped with...more bacon; and their bacon-licious signature BLT. And for dessert? Brownies with a bacon Nutella spread. (You didn't think they'd stop at their entrées did you?)

    Twitter: @GetYourLardon
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    Buttermilk Truck

    Buttermilk Truck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best L.A. Food Trucks
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    As the name suggests, the Buttermilk Truck uses buttermilk in nearly all of their menu items. The truck serves primarily breakfast foods and sweets like pancake bites, buttermilk breakfast sandwiches, donuts and breakfast sliders. Late night diners get access to a special late-night menu of fried chicken with homemade cinnamon waffles.

    Twitter: @ButtermilkTruck
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    Lobsta Truck

    Lobsta Truck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best L.A. Food Trucks
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    The specialty of the house (well, truck) is the Lobsta Roll, featuring fresh lobster meat on a toasted split-top roll with mayo or butter. (A similar sandwich with crab is also available, as is clam chowder.) For dessert, there's ice cream sandwiches and whoopie pies. It's a bit pricy for food truck food, sure, but this is LOBSTER we're talking about!

    Twitter: @Lobstatruck
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