The streets of Bakersfield come to life with the smells and tastes of local food trucks. These are just a few of the passionate, hard working people in our community who keep the city’s food trucks running every night. If you are tired of visiting the same restaurants and fast food places and want to try your luck at something new, I recommend the following food trucks.
On the corner of H and Brundage, you’ll find a cherry red food truck called Birria Bros, run by the very accomplished Lara Arvizu family. It consists of a total of nine employees, mostly family and friends, as they all have full-time jobs or are full-time students.
The brothers decided to keep the family tradition of cooking the delicious family recipes and opened a taco truck to share with the community.
For the future, they plan to open a drive-thru restaurant and further expand their family business.
Whether you choose tacos, birria plates, quesa tacos, mulitas, burrito or birria torta, you will not be disappointed. The Birria meat is tender, juicy and full of flavor. The rice and beans are an authentic family recipe and stand out from other traditional Spanish rice and beans. The salsa has a kick that makes you want to go for a drink so it’s not for the faint of heart. Order one of their strawberry horchatas or a strawberry lemonade to complete your order. If the food didn’t keep you coming back for more, your refreshing drinks sure will. They also offer pickled onions, coriander, and freshly cut onions as toppings for their meals. They are only open to a limited extent in the evenings and on weekends. Follow them on Instagram for any updates.
Visit: On the corner of H Street and Brundage Lane
When you think of food trucks, you probably don’t immediately think of Mediterranean food. However, what a refreshing surprise it was to find this truck.
For a food truck, this was one of the most authentic Mediterranean dishes I’ve ever eaten.
Pita Paradise is run by two brothers, Ahmad and Mohammed Saphieh.
The operation was inspired by childhood home-cooked meals prepared by their mother, Yasmine, whom they call Chef Yaso. The authenticity of their dishes comes from all imported spices and ingredients from their native Jerusalem and all recipes are handcrafted by Chef Yaso himself. She prepares all the dishes, spices and dressings at home; the two trucks are run by her sons.
Paradise Fries are one of the many delicious options you can find here and one of their best sellers. With large servings of food and flavors to satisfy your taste buds, you can’t go wrong with their menu. You plan to keep expanding and hopefully one day open a restaurant. Every other Wednesday, White Lane’s truck is parked in the Memorial Hospital parking lot to feed the hospital staff during leisure time so they can take lunch and breaks. You can also find the H Street Pita Paradise Truck in the Tejon Outlets on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information on their menu items and locations, follow them on Instagram or Facebook.
Visit: The hotel is located on H St. 2020, which has been in operation for six years and the most recent location is 3901 Wible Road, on the corner of White Lane and Wible Road in the Sparkling Image parking lot.
Big Al’s BBQ is a local grill cart run by a wonderful couple, Alex Mendoza and Pam Balistreri and has been in operation since 2018. Formerly found on the corner of Oswell and Niles Streets, they have been in their new location for about four months.
After many years as a truck driver and a head-on collision, Mendoza decided it was time for a career change and took a leap of faith in opening its food truck. They started selling plates of grilled meat, pasta, and potato salads from the back of their car.
Mendoza thanks his supportive friends who helped build the business into what it is today. He wanted to personally thank Joe Martinez for helping make this dream come true and Orion Sanders for building her every year as a salesman for the Kernville Rock ‘N’ Blues festival.
Balistreri is a teacher in Delano and spends most of her time running the food truck. She prepares the whole potato salad, macaroni salad and chili beans.
If you are looking for good quality homemade grill and side dishes, Big Al’s BBQ is the place to go.
Mendoza and Balistreri pride themselves on the fact that the restaurant has a simple menu of quality food that uses only Harris Ranch meat and guarantees the food they sell. They offer free delivery for medical workers and the elderly.
The meat and side dishes from Big Al’s BBQ are exactly what they dreamed of in their restaurant. Everything is prepared delicately, the ribs are full of flavor and not overloaded with spices or spices. Their pit beef and chicken sandwiches are simple but full of flavor, and balistreri’s macaroni salad and chili beans remind me of a good home cooked barbecue and reminded me of summer barbecues from my childhood. If you’re in a hurry don’t worry, the couple are trying to get all of their customers in and out in less than five minutes. However, if you want Big Al’s BBQ for dinner, I recommend showing up in the early afternoon as they sell out so quickly; They could stay open by 6 p.m. at the latest before they were sold out
Visit: Located on 23rd Street and Chester Avenue
PROdonuts is Bakersfield’s first mobile donut and coffee bar. It’s owned and operated by the wonderfully cute Aubrie Felkins, a native of Bakersfield, who single-handedly runs the entire operation.
PROdonuts signature dish is a gluten-free donut option with sugar-free topping options.
Felkin’s grandfather Norvan Powers was the main inspiration behind PROdonuts. Powers could no longer consume sugar for health reasons, and around the same time Felkins’ son was also diagnosed with a gluten allergy and wanted a way to continue enjoying sweets without any health risks.
With health problems like diabetes, heart failure and celiac disease on the rise for many people, PROdonuts is the perfect place for people with health impairments to continue enjoying sweets.
Felkins started selling their delicious donuts to Sully’s Chevron locations in 2015 and has continued to grow with them. You can find their delicious donuts at any of the Sully’s Chevron locations in Bakersfield.
In 2018 she opened the first mobile donut and coffee bar in Bakersfield. She hosts weddings, baby showers, and other events.
You can’t go wrong with the options that are handcrafted by Felkins. Each one is as tasty and tasty as the other.
All donuts are gluten-free and are baked instead of deep-fried. Some of the icing flavors are birthday cake, vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter, maple, and lemon.
You can also choose from one or more of the toppings on offer, such as sprinkles, fruity pebbles, and cocoa pebbles, or you can choose a sugar-free variant such as sugar-free chocolate, caramel, and jelly.
They also serve many different coffee options, as well as vegan protein shakes and a delicious mango protein smoothie. Felkins also offers a gluten-free protein wafer.
Felkins supports local rescue workers, first responders, police officers, and military personnel by offering them a discount when they come with identification or in uniform.
She’s hoping to move operations to the Central Coast one day, but right now you can find her in the Flooring Liquidators parking lot on Rosedale Highway or contact Instagram to book your next event.
Visit: Flooring Liquidators Parking Lot – 6611 Rosedale Highway Bakersfield