It’s been a busy springtime here in the Truckista household, but we’ve still managed to make time for some fun food outings and “detours” as I like to call them.
Chris grew up in Southern California, so we find ourselves down there at least a few times a year to visit family and friends. A few weekends ago we were visiting for a birthday party and ended up making a few foodie detours.
Stopping at Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood has come to almost be a regular thing when we first arrive in LA. Since we were traveling on National Donut Day, there was no excuse to miss it! (For a not-so-fun anecdote – last time we drove to LA we were anticipating our Randy’s stop the whole way only to find out it was closed for the spaceshuttle to pass through town.) Unfortunately I scarfed down my favorite coconut donut before I remembered to snap a pic, but I had plenty of time to get some snapshots of the iconic giant donut as we waited in the long drive through line. (Please ignore my dirty windshield. A drive down the 5 will do that…)
After our donut stop we were supposed to pick up my mother-in-law from the airport, but we learned we had an extra hour or so to kill – just enough time to track down a food truck! Since I’ve never tried the famous Kogi, so I quickly tracked them down and discovered they weren’t too far away.I ordered one of their menu combos, which included a burrito, a taco and a beverage.
The taco was flavorful and fresh, and was definitely one of my favorite food truck tacos. I enjoyed the burrito too, but not quite as much. I’m not exactly sure what it was, perhaps just my allegiance to my local fave Mogo.
After a fabulous weekend of fun with family and friends, we decided to make one more food truck stop on the way out of LA. I had a serious hankering for some Coolhaus, but none of the trucks were along our path, so we decided to check out their shop in Culver City. I opted for the chicken and waffle ice cream sandwiched between a pretzel chocolate chunk and snack food cookies.
This was delicious! The cookies were soft and chewy, and the ice cream was super creamy. I suppose you might be wondering what chicken and waffle ice cream tastes like, which is really all the more reason to try it. The flavor was subtle, and while it didn’t necessarily taste like chicken, there were some “crunchies” mixed in that were reminiscent of friend chicken crust. It’s a must-try in my book!