Once known as “roach coaches,” the gourmet food trucks now roaming the streets of several major American cities are anything but, serving high-end, innovative food to lines of cultish fans. A motley metropolis, with strong Asian and Mexican culinary influences, Los Angeles is home to trucks serving everything from gourmet burgers to sushi burritos to Native American fry bread. With a long history of street food—taco trucks have dotted the landscape for decades—and a car-centric culture, no city was swept by the food truck phenomenon quite like L.A. What started with one trendy truck stationed in Little Tokyo just three years back, has exploded to include thousands of epicurean meals on wheels traveling the 4,000-square-mile county. We've sampled cuisine, researched reviews, and talked to the owners to find the 30 Best Food Trucks in L.A.

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