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El Pipilla Mango and assorted fruits

Presidio Trust Selects First Roster of Presidio Pop Up Mobile Food Vendors

Offerings reflect the Bay Area's cultures and cuisines.


​​Food and Beverage Reflecting the Bay Area’s Culinary Range Will Be Offered at Presidio Tunnel Tops Seven Days a Week

San Francisco, CA (July 12, 2022) – Today, the Presidio Trust announced the first roster of mobile food vendors selected for the pilot of
Presidio Pop Up, an outdoor daily food and beverage program at the new
Presidio Tunnel Tops. Both Presidio Pop Up and Presidio Tunnel Tops open to the public on Sunday, July 17.

Presidio Pop Up will offer delicious food at approachable prices that celebrates the diverse cultures and cuisines of the Bay Area. A variety of mobile food providers including trucks, carts, and tents will operate on a rotating schedule seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Presidio Pop Up builds on successful past Presidio food activations and will operate in several locations around Presidio Tunnel Tops. There are also two planned brick and mortar restaurants onsite—one at the Transit Center is slated to open later this year while the Trust is still seeking an operator for the other.

“We are so excited to partner with these local businesses for the opening season at Presidio Tunnel Tops. We know food is an important connector for people and part of creating a welcoming visitor experience,” Director of Visitor Engagement at the Presidio Trust Allison Stone said. “These vendors bring an exciting and varied line up of food and beverage options that offer a range of cuisines and price points. We hope the Presidio Pop Up at Tunnel Tops will provide something for everyone and add that extra something special to a day in the park.”

“The first quarter pilot at Presidio Tunnel Tops will help us understand how to provide a food experience that meets the needs of both visitors and vendors,” Stone said. “We look forward to learning from this. This is just the beginning of a great program we hope will grow along with visitation to this new national park destination.”

Food and beverage operators joining the Presidio Pop Up program’s first season (as of 7/08/22):

  • All Day Catering – Wholesome comfort foods such as mac and cheese, gumbo and other Southern delights.
  • Authentic India – ​North Indian​ dishes such as chicken tikka masala and lamb kabob reimagined in eat-a​s-you-go naan wraps.
  • Bocadito Colombian Snackeria – Snacks such as obleas wafer with dulce de leche, gluten-free pandebonos cheese breads, and empanadas. A La Cocina graduate business.
  • Borsch Mobile – Serving traditional Ukrainian fare such as borscht, pyrizhky, varenyky potato dumplings, and more.
  • Casita Vegana – Delicious plant-based popular fare including tacos, quesadillas, hot dogs, and burgers.
  • Chika – Bar cart serving canned Latin-inspired cocktails.
  • Cocina Guirnalda – Featuring Yucatan cuisine including panuchos crispy black bean-stuffed tostadas and corn empanadas.
  • Colibri – An extension of the bar from the Colibri restaurant in the Presidio Officers’ Club, serving their signature margarita and more, with guac and chips.
  • Curry Up Now – Innovative Indian Street food from one of SF’s beloved food trucks.
  • Donut Petit – Handcrafted, artisanal gourmet donuts from a little bakery in Alameda.
  • El Pipila – Bringing the joys of classic Mexican street food including mango flower on a stick dusted with tajin spicy chile.
  • El Porteño Empanadas – Makers of beloved Argentinian empanadas and dulce de leche alfajore sandwich cookies.
  • GIO Gelati – Authentic Italian artisan gelato made by a 4th generation master
    gelatiere with farm-fresh California ingredients.
  • Guajillo Kitchen – Featuring Mexican fare made with Guajillo peppers including tacos dorados, quesabirras and tamales.
  • Jolly’s Old-Fashioned Teas Cream – Where the ice cream parlor meets the tea house. Serving creative tea-infused ice cream.
  • Kayma – Serving hearty, halal Algerian dishes such as couscous and chicken bowls and grilled ras el hanout marinated lamb baguette sandwiches. Kayma also accepts restaurant meal program EBT. A La Cocina Marketplace business.
  • Kuker – Bulgarian cuisine featuring the famous street food staple banitsa – a filo-pie filled with feta and Mediterranean herbs.
  • Lady Victory – From the women-owned, popular bar Victory Hall, a 1967 VW bus serving up creative cocktails, including several with ube, because a great cocktail is a celebration of everyday victories.
  • Mama’s Papas – Ono Latin Hawaiian fusion dishes such as pupusitas and kalua pork quesatacos.
  • Media Noche – Serving mouth-watering, hot-pressed Cubano sandwiches including the media noche on eggy brioche.
  • Mi Morena – Delectable Mexico City style tacos de guisado with stewed carnitas, chicken tinga, cactus pads with summer squash, and made-on-the spot, fresh hand-pressed tortillas. A La Cocina Marketplace business.
  • Poke a Go Go – Healthy, fresh poke over grain bowls, burritos, and nachos. Don’t forget the warm soft pretzels.
  • Red Bay Coffee Company – Brewing artisanal, direct trade, quality coffee with inclusivity, diversity and social justice.
  • Route 1 Coffee – Cold brew and pour-overs. The signature beverage is the delightful coffee con leche.
  • Rye on the Road – Craft cocktail service.
  • Satay By The Bay SF – Classic Singaporean favorites such as satay with peanut sauce and chili crab fries.
  • Vegan Mob – Plant-based soul food and BBQ with influences from Creole, Latin and Asian cuisines.
  • Whipt – Home of the “original cookie cake”, a scrumptious soft-centered treat within a crunchy cookie encasement.
  • YoSoyCeviche – Traditional Peruvian fish and shellfish ceviche complete with house made plantain chips, and Andean corn nuts.

After Presidio Tunnel Tops opens, the daily schedule of vendors and their locations will be available at

The Presidio Trust will continue to accept vendor applications on a rolling, quarterly basis for the next two years. Details on future deadlines, the application process and an overview of terms and conditions can be found online. To learn more and apply, visit

About Presidio Tunnel Tops

Built over the tops of the Presidio Parkway highway tunnels, the
Presidio Tunnel Tops site comprises 14 acres of new national park land—an instantly iconic “must see” San Francisco destination for visitors from across the country and around the world. Thoughtfully designed by James Corner Field Operations (the firm behind New York’s High Line), shaped by community input and funded by philanthropic gifts, the Presidio Tunnel Tops features scenic overlooks with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city, paths and gardens, a welcome plaza with food and visitor services, a campfire circle, picnic grounds, a nature play area, and more.

About the Presidio and the Presidio Trust

The Presidio is one of America’s most visited national park sites, located within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Spanning 1,500 acres next to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio is among the most biologically diverse parks in America. Historically a home to native peoples and a military post under three flags, its facilities have been reinvented as museums, restaurants, hotels, homes, and offices. The Presidio Trust is the federal agency that stewards the Presidio, in partnership with the National Park Service and with support from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The Trust sustains the Presidio by leasing homes and workplaces and offering visitor amenities. Learn more at

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