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San Francisco Serves Up a Food Truck Economy

Food trucks are taking San Francisco on one wild ride.

Within the past three years the number of mobile food vendors roaming San Francisco’s streets has more than doubled to an estimated 232. In the wider Bay Area, the count is even higher, as trucks have rolled into San Jose, Oakland and Alameda — even as far north as Sonoma and Napa.

The proliferation of mobile food vendors has redefined how the city thinks of street food. It has also given a start to a growing crowd of food entrepreneurs and spawned a network of support services from web sites to insurance to truck detailing — creating, in essence, a vibrant food truck economy.

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SF Serves Up a Food Truck Economy