Sacramento food trucks have endured a full helping of hardships—including the “roach coach” stereotype and a local regulation that forces trucks to move locations every half hour.
Enter SactoMoFo. A portmanteau of “Sacramento mobile food,” the food-truck advocacy group debuted in April with its namesake event in Fremont Park. Surrounded by food trucks, Fremont Park (and the neighboring downtown area) quickly filled to capacity with hungry customers—many of whom ate at local restaurants, because lines at SactoMoFo were too long. The event proved, among other things, that food trucks are both in demand, as well as a great asset to other local businesses. SactoMoFo 2 (a.k.a. “El Grito”), held in September at the state Capitol, was equally successful.
This Saturday, SactoMoFo 3 strives to be the group’s baddest mofo-ing event yet. SactoMoFo 3 features a handful of Bay Area trucks (JapaCurry, Hapa SF, Chariman Bao, An the Go, El Porteno, Soul on Wheels and Bacon Bacon), as well as local favorites (Leila’s Lumpia, It’s Corn Cake, Chando’s Tacos, Mini Burger Truck, Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, Wicked ’Wich, Fat Face, Smoothie Patrol, Cajun Wagon, Fuzion Eats, Heavenly Dog, Aloha Diner, La Piedad and Red Rooster Waffles).
While admission is free, the food isn’t, but it is highly affordable—especially for such a diverse and tasty selection.
Kids’ activities include face painting, a Santa visit, balloon twisting and a mobile craft truck called Willie’s Workshop. Bring small bills, an appetite and some canned or packaged food and unwrapped toys to benefit the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and Toys for Tots, respectively.