19. Flatiron

Cuisine: American
Frequented Locations: Hollywood, West L.A., South San Fernando Valley
Website: flatirontruck.com
Truck Model: 1995 GMC Hi-V
Average Meal: $10-12
Twitter: @Flatirontruck

Chef/owner Timothy Mark Abell believes high-end food shouldn't be confined to high-end restaurants—his Flatiron truck uses local ingredients and international influences to create well-crafted entrees. His dishes are certainly good enough to be served for top dollar on a white-clothed table. Instead, he offers them for an affordable fee on paper trays. While the setting may be casual, the food is top-notch. The namesake flatiron steak, served with crispy Rutiz Farm potato hash, arugula and herb butter ($9), is incredibly savory. The chorizo and ground pork burger with pickled red onions, arugula, manchego and bacon-tomato jam ($7) flawlessly combines tastes from Asia, Latin America, and Western Europe. Specials change daily—roasted asparagus, wild boar bacon and local duck eggs have been featured in the past.

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