Resources for Food Truck Owners

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State Farm’s James Cassady: “The Food Truck Industry’s insurance requirements call for specific attention to detail. I previously spent 20 years in the F&B Industry–this gives you an advantage when securing the right protection for your business. I understand the time and energy it takes to operate a food service operation, which is why I offer flexible hours and will travel to your place of convenience. I can support simply by covering your business liability, or as broadly as creating a package that includes your business, home, health care, and savings/retirement planning. My team and I would love the opportunity to sit down with you and discuss your needs!”
Contact James

 

Vehicle Wraps


Truck fabrication

Commissary Kitchens

Commercial kitchens for rent in the San Diego area.

Accounting Software

Graphic Design

Website Hosting

Siteground has low prices and excellent online customer service.

Web Design

Icing Creative (designed this site!)

Credit card processing

Business Consulting

Companies that provide legal advice consulting on human resources, labor law, worker’s comp, etc: Snap & Associates

Financing

Accion San Diego, a non-profit microfinance organization that gives small business loans and resources to small businesses.

Legal Resources

Obtaining a food truck permit (City of San Diego)
Mobile Food Facility Requirements (County of San Diego)
Mobile Food Facility Operations FAQ (San Diego County)

Fire Suppression & Protection

 

For new and existing food truck owners in San Diego: we’ve compiled this list of businesses, vendors, and professionals that provide useful services. If you own a business and would like to be listed here, email us.

A listing on this page is not an endorsement. We cannot personally vouch for these providers; we are simply providing them as a resource. This page may contain affiliate links.

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Victor Quirino September 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

In the process of buying a food truck. What are some certified commissaries in San Diego where I could store our company vehicle? Thanks for the help

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Tom April 13, 2016 at 4:56 pm

I found this earlier today looking for the same thing….I don’t know if there is truck parking available, though
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/off/5506415291.html

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Rcik Delarossa January 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Greetings,
As the owners of the property at 1316 28th street, we can lease space for food vendors along Russ Blvd, and on our property. We’ve begun to build communication, social links, etc. Wondering if you can guide us, to best ways to expose our property to your audience. Are banner ads on your site available? Leasing professionals that handle Food Truck locations?

Love to hear your thoughts.

Sincerely,
Rick D.
619-681-2964
Parkside Property
http://russblvdn28thst.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parkside-Property/1565269570357762?ref=hl

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Adam January 30, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Hi Guys, is there any commissary food truck parking in North County? Thanks

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David Zuckerman April 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Although many of the food trucks know about us, Expo Propane, I would like to get the word out further about the current price of our propane. We are at $1.85/gal + sales tax. We have two propane filling stations in San Diego:

5596 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego 92111 (near 163 & Clairemont Mesa Bl.)
(858) 715-4617

3650 1/3 Kettner Bl, San Diego 92101 (near Washington Street off of I-5)
(562) 335-7633

Our business hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 8:30am-5:00pm.
Both locations are 5 stars on Yelp!
We also fill bbq cylinders, forklift cylinders, RV’s, autogas vehicles, almost anything propane.

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Gary Nobel October 6, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Hello SD food trucks, I was curious if you had anyone on staff that I could contact to give me a hand with a project? I own and manage a 27,000sf warehouse just south of Downtown San Diego. I may be getting the building back from the current tenant in August 2016.

I know a lot of chefs and they had indicated that the food trucks needed a “service” and secure indoor storage spot. I am attempting to check for interest in this. We could include washing and storage at a base price of probably around $800 a month. This would include filling with water and dumping of grey water A menu of other services could also be added I am after a customer base of 20 vehicles to make this viable. the building should park up to 60 trucks inside. We could provide ice on site, and also trash removal ( I found an industrial ice maker that can produce 24,000 lbs of ice a day! IF I can collect enough interest, and we reach a critical number of trucks I also would have room to provide food supplies, and refrigerated fork lift accessed food supply and storage. A large commercial kitchen was discussed for prep as well.

I am trying to decide If there would be interest in this community for the service? Do you have anyone who could give me some insight?

Sincerely

Gary Nobel

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ESI January 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Hi Gary!

I have some insights to what you are proposing. Contact me to discuss further if you are still interested.

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Beverly April 8, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Hi Gary,
Were you able to get this started-I would be interested. Please contact me by email or phone. (619) 200-8786 Thank you!

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tulsi October 31, 2015 at 1:54 am

Hi,

We are a spice aggregator and source spices from across the globe. We would love to get in touch with food truck owners to explore options of supplying high quality spices and competitive rates. We doing free shipping from India over $25.

We look forward to your support to reach out to truck owners.

Regards
Tulsi

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Jeannine June 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Hi Tulsi,

We have a commercial kitchen for rent and are always looking for ways to help out our customers so if you want we can bring up your spice offerings to our customers. Contact me to discuss: (858) 673-2230.

Thanks,
Jeannine

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Han Ly Hwang November 4, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Thinking about moving one of our trucks to San Diego for the winter from Portland OR. Looking to talk to some one to see if it would be possible? Not sure of the rules in SD or California.

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ANTONIO December 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Hi,

Do you have information about how to start my own food truck. Im looking for the needs, prices, permission, information about the areas where food trucks are allowed. I was thinking about seaport village, downtown, PB, OB or La Jolla.

Thank you very much for the information you can bring me and congratulations, you website is awesome!

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JDL May 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

FOOD TRUCK LOCATION

I have a good food truck location in Barrio Logan on Logan Ave. between Evans and Sampson.

Please call, text or email me if interested: 415-305-6275 Cell Phone.

JDL

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Jeannine June 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Hi All,

We have a commissary kitchen in El Cajon for anyone interested. We do not offer parking or maintenance for your trucks but do have a large and brand new kitchen for prepping your food.

Please contact me if you are interested. My ph# is (858) 859-CHEF/2433.

Thanks,
Jeannine

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marne moore August 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

I’m looking for someone that can do food truck plans for the health department in San Diego. Have any resources?

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craig page September 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

I manage a property in chula vista and we are considering a food truck…good location, busy street. Call me 619-249-4000

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RL November 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

Just acquire a food lunch truck with all its permitts. Trying to find out more info about truck stops, points of sale, locations, events etc. thanks! Any info would be gladly appreciateive.

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Philippe J Laurent November 29, 2016 at 10:25 am

Looking for food truck parking space in or around City of San Diego. Trash disposal + electrical & water connections. Contact Philippe 6193597150 or belgiumwafflesUSA@yahoo.com

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Jorge Fierro December 8, 2016 at 6:23 pm

One of the requirements for food trucks to operate is that it needs to be two hundred feet from a toilet and had washing station. is this also the case when the truck is on private property? Do portable restrooms meet that requirement?
Thank You

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chris fernandez January 12, 2017 at 1:22 pm

hello my chris fernandez an i have a new food truck. the cali food truck.how can i be part of your web site?

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Ron Nava February 9, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Hi Everyone,

We are moving and are selling our NEW natural gas desert truck. It is a brand new build for 2016. Extremely clean, very low miles and very well built.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/cto/5966647418.html

You can contact me at:
760-634-2122

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