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SoMa StrEat Food Park: Family-friendly dining steps away from your favorite stadiums

Zoe Gister
Gazing across the array of trucks, one customer searches for their cuisine of choice.

Nestled within Mission Bay, San Francisco runs a food court like no other. SoMa StrEat Food Park presents an opportunity to truly experience the colorful and cultural diversity that lies within this city. Unlike any other sit-down restaurant, this is the perfect place to gather with family and friends to enjoy a

bright spring afternoon or evening after a Giants game at Oracle Park. Spanning two blocks with over 150 rotating food trucks, this park allows communities to come together over fresh food and fun. SoMa StrEat Food Park spared no expense to make the experience enjoyable for the whole family. From dog-friendly vending machines, photo booths, an outdoor mini golf course and countless vegetarian and vegan options, there’s something for everyone.

Gyros on Wheels

Gyros on Wheels is one of 16 permanent vendors at SoMa StrEat Food Park and seemingly one of the most popular. This Mediterranean truck offers a variety of falafels, gyros and appetizers. The falafel was soft, light and perfectly fried without being greasy. The entire plate was an explosion of color and flavor. The peppery, warm falafel paired perfectly with fresh vegetables and complementary pita. Coming in at a total of $15, this was not the cheapest option in the park. However, if you’re willing to pay, it’s worth a try.

Presenting an explosion of color and flavor, Gyros on Wheels’ and Mora Taco Truck’s popular plates sit side by side
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Mora Taco Truck

As one of the many rotating vendors, it may not be easy to find this truck most days of the week, but if you do, it’s a must-try for sure. They offer the usual array of Tex-Mex, traditional Mexican dishes and a variety of meat choices, as well as at least one vegetarian option per category. When it comes to price, Mora Tacos just might win the race; for only $4, you can buy two overflowing tacos and a side of salsa. This may be one of the best deals in the park, and you definitely get your money’s worth. It took less than ten minutes – and some excellent customer service – to prepare this divinely comforting meal. These aromatic and satisfying tacos were filled with traditional Tex-Mex refried beans and arroz rojo, perfect for a traditionally foggy S.F. evening.


Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Customers at the park have the option to order one of eight rotating Mitchell’s ice cream flavors.

As most S.F. locals would tell you, this ice creamery is a city favorite. Known for its creative flavors and indulgent desserts, it is common to find Mitchell’s ice cream with a line around the corner. Luckily, this little truck holds up to a high standard. Along with the general chocolate and vanilla, they serve around 6 flavors at a time. Some customer favorites include dulce de leche and grasshopper pie. There are even a couple of options for dogs! 

It seems their only downside is the high prices. A Basic single scoop started at $6.35 and a double for $8.90. Small additions cost around $1. It’s difficult to justify such a cost and may not be the most budget-friendly option in the park, but it’s definitely delicious. Their ice cream is made fresh every day and sells out just as fast, so grab it while you can! 


With its convenient location less than 10 minutes from both the Chase Center and Oracle Park, this food park is an ideal spot for any post-game or pre-concert meal. Offering a widely diverse selection of

delicious food and drinks, you are guaranteed an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you are looking for unique savory foods or a dessert, it’s an essential destination to visit next time you’re in the city.

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About the Contributor
Zoe Gister is a sophomore at Redwood High School and a head copy editor for the Cub. She enjoys mountain biking, reading, and photography in her free time.