A few weeks ago, a poster to this blog asked why I did not include taco trucks like Mariscos German and Manny’s in my “definitive list of gourmet food trucks”. To me, the answer was clear – they are not “gourmet” food trucks (or GFTs). But what exactly does that mean? I have a lot of love for the $1 Mariscos German fish taco, and I would dine there as much as any of the other trucks. So why aren’t trucks like them included in this GFT craze? Who is to say that fish taco is any less “gourmet” than something from one of the GFTs?
For me, the biggest difference is that GFTs use Twitter and Facebook and often have websites, so it is easy to track them. A lot of the “non” gourmet trucks seem to always be in the same place and don’t use social media or websites.
I asked the illustrious San Diego Food Trucks Facebook fans this question and their collective brainpower and worldliness totally schooled me.