Picnic at the Presidio: Eating with Off the Grid

Looking for food trucks to help supplement a nice day at a park? Look no further – Off the Grid (Presidio) provides a great space to enjoy the beautiful days in San Francisco, with many food vendors to boot. It reminds me of Smorgasburg in New York but with camping tents and picnic area.

I managed to try out a few vendors, not all, so here were my eats:

Girl Friday Zeppoles were delicious; light, not oily and flavorful, these zeppoles were a perfect start to whetting my appetite. A zeppole order came with a one of their four signature sauces which you can choose from. The savory zeppole had bacon, garlic, herbs, and parmesan in it, with a creamy harissa sauce (this is the only savory sauce). The other zeppole was the traditional type, slightly sweet, and got the earl grey chocolate sauce. Even though I didn’t find early grey to be that strong, it was a great pairing regardless.

In hopes of eating more to satiate our appetites, my friends and I naturally gravitated towards fried chicken. Sugarfoot Grits brings the southern flavor to the mix, and this fried chicken was cooked perfectly. It was juicy and nicely breaded so we easily finished each piece – “finger lickin’ good – was how I would describe it. The biscuit was a bit dry and was significantly less impressed by.

Fine and Rare brought some seafood to the park, as seen above is their crab roll. There was a good amount of crab meat with a touch of mayo. The lettuce provided a nice crunchy bite in conjunction with the soft bun.

Lastly, after a huge wait, we got Little Green Cyclo‘s garlic noodles with nine-spice grilled chicken. This was really good and we ate this dish quite fast. The chicken was tender, and not over cooked, with a nice char flavor. The noodles were full of garlic – which I am openly partial to – with some sriracha sauce, and chomped away until there was nothing left.

If you’re in the mood for getting a nice blanket, your own booze and have yourself a picnic with the option of checking out more of a SF food scene, Off the Grid Presidio is a the place to go!

Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio
Main Post Lawn
Montgomery St & Lincoln St
San Francisco, CA 94129

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