Food Trucks to Return to Larkspur Ferry Terminal

Three trucks a day, five times a week will serve up gourmet street food.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Thursday, Apr 26, 2012  |  Updated 4:15 PM PDT
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The Chairman Bao food truck will be just one of almost 30 that will be filtered through the Larkspur Ferry Terminal five days a week.

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The Larkspur Ferry Terminal is about to get a whole lot tastier again.

The transit hub will begin hosting gourmet food trucks five days a week starting May 1.

The terminal began hosting food trucks during a pilot program last summer. After deeming the program to be a success, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, who manages the terminal, entered into a contract with the Mobile Gourmet to bring the trucks back.

"We will have two to three trucks Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. (at the terminal)," Jill Horn, the co-founder of the Mobile Gourmet, said. "The idea is that people get off of the ferry and grab dinner either to eat or to go."

Horn's company will rotate almost 30 food trucks that it contracts with through the terminal, including Kara's Cupcakes, Toasty Melts, Chairman Bao and more.

"At times, we will have 'special' events and have more trucks," Horn said. "For example, for AT&T Park Orange Day, we'll have five trucks."

Horn and her friend, Lorring Jones, founded the Mobile Gourmet last year as a side business. Both have been employed in the high tech industry for more than 24 years.

But they continue to work their day jobs while organizing food trucks for the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and several other locations and events across the Bay Area, including fundraisers, galas and at corporate businesses.

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