Mobile Greek Goodness - Louks To Go

Updated with Louks with Nutella*** see bottom of post.
Louks To Go
Finally, mobile Greek food has come to the L.A. food truck scene. Louks To Go is based out of the OC and has begun making the rounds here in Los Angeles and surrounding cities. I had only heard of them sometime around holidays because they were doing some special events.
Louks To Go
Great food. I had the chicken gyro (yeer-oh not ji-ro) with tzaziki sauce, tomatoes and a few fries (ordered it without onions). Nice seasoning, not to heavy, thinly sliced chicken. The tomatoes tasted good, like tomatoes should.
Chicken Gyro
Also tried the honey feta fries, omg, these were amazing. Takes you to a whole new place. The salty/creaminess of the feta with honey and the crunchy, lightly salted fries, wow. Just incredibly good and satisfying.  Can't wait to try the desserts as well.
Honey Feta Fries
They said they plan to be here regularly now, so long as they keep hitting the west side or Santa Monica, I know I'll be happy. Definitely check them out. They take Visa as well. That's always a bonus for a food truck.
Louks To Go

Follow them on twitter here.

OK, so it didn't take long, grabbed Louks for lunch a couple of days later and tried the Louks with Nutella. The full name is loukamades with nutella, basically Greek style donuts. I can still smell the warm nutella when I look at this shot. These were really good. Fried dough, warm and a little crispy and very light and airy on the inside. Add the warm nutella drizzled over the top and you've got a perfect match. I didn't finish them all and brought them home, even 10 hours later after being in the fridge, they were still pretty damn tasty. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Louks with Nutella


Lomo Arigato Food Truck

Lomo Arigato Peruvian-Japanese food truck. 
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Somehow managed to never post anything about Lomo Arigato, now that I've eaten from his truck 3 times, I'd say now was as good a time as any.
Lomo Saltado
On my first visit to them, I tried the Lomo Saltado, which is basically a stir fry of chicken (choice of tri-tip, chicken or tofu), onions, peppers (also cilantro, but I order it without) and french fries in a soy, pepper, wine sauce with a side of rice. Pretty tasty and savory although I felt the portion was a bit small (it was the first week). Hoping to see a bit more on the menu, definitely intrigued. The crew was really friendly and the food was definitely well prepared.
Tallarin Saltado
Tried the tallarin saltado again (pronounced tai-yarin (I think), I was told the two l's become a Y) and it was really good, again. That nice savory soy/wine sauce and the pan seared goodness is quite good. I still need to try the rice dish, but so far I like the tallarin the best. Something about the pasta and that sauce makes it very satisfying, it comes with a jalepeno cream sauce on the side, which really gives it a kick. Its similar to the lomo saltado, (the chicken, onion, tomato stir fry part) but with pasta instead of the fries and rice. Seems like each time I eat here, it just gets better and tastier. The portion was huge this time as well. The owner/crew are really nice and friendly, plus its fun to watch them make it. Flaming woks! Good experience every time. One of the things I've really grown to like about all the food trucks in general is the great attitude they always seem to have. Sounds like they'll be hitting Santa Monica soon as well. 
Follow Lomo Arigato on twitter here.


Santa Monica Gourmet Food Truck Lot ***SHUTDOWN***

OK, so there was zoning bullshit and the cops shut it down on the second day. The city of Santa Monica claims they didn't know about it till it was already done. The fact that they are food trucks and no specific laws/ordinances etc applies to them, the city does the wrong thing and shuts them down. There are people working on solutions, lots of emails and phone calls. All that info can be found thru the SMGFTL site. You can also follow them on twitter here.


The Santa Monica Gourmet Food Truck Lot

Finally, a place where most of the L.A. food trucks have a place to park with no hassles. The Santa Monica Gourmet Food Truck Stop located at 14th and Santa Monica. How cool is this? As Barbie's Q said, its a mobile food court. NBC news was out there all day. Only 4 trucks on the first day. India Jones, Border Grill, Barbie's Q and Fishlips. Here is the twitter link twitter.com/SMFoodtrucklot

Can't wait till tomorrow! Yah, food truck geek out. Whatever.


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