New Food Truck Hits San Diego

CHOP SOO-EY Truck outside our office

Gourmet Food Trucks have been getting a lot of attention lately. From a write up in Time Magazine to Bobby Flay challenging a well-known dessert truck in NYC for his show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” (he lost), they seem to be everywhere. And these are not your run-of-the-mill food trucks you find in an industrial park; these food trucks feature gourmet foods, drinks and desserts you would be happy to enjoy in any restaurant in San Diego.

How do you find these tasty food trucks when they literally are always on the move? To start, most have a website where you can get their latest news, but we have found following them on Twitter is the easiest way to go. They will tell you when they are on the move and where they will be. If you are in the area, stop by and grab an organic latte or a tasty fish taco that San Diego is so well known for.

Below are some of our favorite food trucks in San Diego as well as a new food truck we are so excited about. The food truck is called CHOP SOO-EY, and it’s the brainchild of David and Lesley Cohn and Chef Deborah Scott. The Cohn’s are behind some of San Diego’s best known restaurants including The Prado, Corvette Diner and Gaslamp Strip Club. Chef Deborah Scott was the chef with Kemo Sabe. They are now entering into this new venture and we are so excited to follow them (literally) around San Diego.

CHOP SOO-EY: Features some of Kemo Sabe’s favorites as well as some great new creations. Today, they came by our office and served Pretzel Rolls with Shishito Pepper Slaw with Pork Belly, Brisket and Beans and a Lettuce Cup Salad with Jerk Chicken, Braeburn Apples, Raspberry Vinaigrette and crispy Onions. My favorite was the Pretzel Roll! Find them at and Twitter @choptruck

Joes on the Nose: This food truck features organic coffee and espresso in an awesome big orange surfer truck! and Twitter: @joesonthenose

Tabe BBQ: Serves a unique blend of Asian-inspired dishes with a classic Mexican flair. and Twitter: @tabebbq

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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2 thoughts on “New Food Truck Hits San Diego

  1. Miho Gastrotruck is also fantastic!

    Here’s what their Facebook Fan Page says:

    MIHO Gastrotruck uses fresh, local, and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients to create hand-crafted street food that is affordable, convenient, and delicious. We truly care about this kind of food, and we hope to share that love with our community.

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