Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Global Soul

LA has about a bazillion food trucks. Literally, there are trucks for just about everything you can think of from grilled cheese sandwiches to red velvet pancakes. And with truck names like The Greasy Wiener and The Shrimp Pimp, how can they not be popular?

My favorite Hollywood bakery, Frosted Cupcakery, hosts Food Tuck Thursdays which is held weekly. They invite a food truck to set up shop in their parking lot, allowing customers to try new food trucks and get amazing cupcakes. Um, hello perfect lunch!

Last week I got to check out Global Soul and I was quite pleased. There is certainly a mixture of cultures present in the food (hence the name), making for a unique and satisfying dining experience. Global Soul originated in SF and made their way down the coast to LA to opened armed Angelinos who are literally eating them up.

For my dining experience, I ordered the veggie quesadilla and the shrimp toasties. Both were good but the toasties were awesome! So different from anything I've ever tasted. Basically the dish is made of huge shrimp, a soft, biscuit-like bread, red pepper flakes, and Asian curry (don't quote me on that last one, that's what my co-worker said and I've never had Asian curry). The combo was so delicious!


Shrimp Toastie


Veggie Quesadilla



My co-worker ordered a (pork?) sandwich


If you live in the LA area and Global Soul is coming to your hood, I recommend you check them out. In addition to the tasty food, the ladies who own the truck are super nice! You can check out their schedule on Twitter and Facebook.

24 comments:

this free bird said...

as soon as i can eat again i want to get to this truck!! oh maaaan the stuff looks good.

KatiePerk said...

Girl you know I love a food truck! What a smart combo by that Cupcake place!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I love Global Soul! Their flavor is so fresh and healthy-ish! I also love Frosted cupcakes...yummy!

Jules said...

I'm jealous! That sounds so cool and the Shrimp Toastie looks absolutely delicious and so fresh. It must be fun to try all of those different things. The Frosted Cupcakery sounds yummy too!

Staley Mc said...

This looks so yummy! I wish Birmingham had more food truck selections but all we have is a cupcake truck and a mexican food truck!

Mel said...

The shrimp looks fantastic. They are starting to allow more mobile food venues in Chicago too. The only one I see regularly is Flirty Cupcakes. And I so don't need to eat cupcakes. But I'm weak. Sigh...

ae said...

I have never lived in a place that has food trucks. But that cupcake place had a brilliant idea!

Katy Mary said...

Yum!! I want to eat all of it right now!!

meghan said...

I have never eaten from a food truck. I watched the amazing food truck race and have seen them when I've visited New York, but I haven't eaten at one. I want to so badly! I wish we had one (or more) in Tampa...

kebowman said...

OMG! all that looks so freakin' good!

mscharmschic said...

Extremely hungry after reading and staring at this post. I wish I could go to Global Soul! :)

this is me. said...

shrimp toastie and veggie quesadilla looks great! so as the pork stuff, but i don't eat pork.

Mamarazzi said...

my hubz is obsessed with the taco trucks here in the ghetto...he says it is the only place to get authentic mexican food.

i may be a snob, i can't eat food from restaurants on wheels.

but this food, looks GOOD!

Allison said...

Omg, I am coming to LA asap and going to some of these amazing places with you!
I have never eaten from a food truck, but am DYING to. Seriously, my mouth was watering at all the amazing food pictures -- everything looks amazing and you did a perfect job describing everything :) Suchh a good post, girl!

Steph said...

Do the food trucks work on weekend? I say we try one on our L.A. Adventure weekend :)

Debby said...

Now I am hungry... it all looks so good! xo

Audrey Allure said...

Mmm all the food looks delicious!

Soderbona said...

Haha, that looks so american (i guess). I'm trying to get a hang of the LA-lifestyle so that I can act worldly and cool with a certain mr Handsome who spends a lot of time there :)

nooot the type of food i'd get here around sweden...!

bananas. said...

your shrimp concoction just gave me a heart attack and i don't even care. looks sooooo friggen good!

Couture Carrie said...

So yummy, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Sandy a la Mode said...

i was just in LA and hit up some food trucks!! i forgot the names of them now but i was going to do a post on it soon!! i'll need to find these trucks too next time im there!!

EL said...

whaaaaatt!!! my mouth is literally watering!!!!!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Yummy! Those look so amazing and delicious:) You are making me so hungry right now. Hugs and kisses

OceanDreams said...

That food looks SO amazing and I would love to go the Cupcakery. Yum!