Additional vendors and new fall menus ensure delicious cuisine celebrating the culturally diverse foods of the Bay Area, starting October 1
San Francisco, CA (September 27, 2022) – The Presidio Trust announces today that 17 new mobile food and beverage vendors will join an already impressive roster of 23 trucks, trailers, carts and tents offering food at Presidio Pop Up, seven days a week. The pilot program began operations at Presidio Tunnel Tops on July 17, 2022 at several locations, coinciding with the grand public opening of the new park destination. Preliminary estimates indicate the site has received nearly a half-million visits in the first two months of operation.
Says David Greenfield, owner of Satay by the Bay: “We’ve really enjoyed being out at the Presidio since July. You just can’t beat the location with those amazing views, and it’s been great seeing how happy our customers are with having a meal outdoors in a fantastic park setting.”
New this season – a new hub of Presidio Pop Up vendors has been added to the Main Parade Lawn, adjacent to the Presidio Visitor Center and Tunnel Tops entrance. Vendors continue to be stationed near the Outpost nature play area bordering Crissy Field, where families and children are active all day long, and several are located within the site at key visitor locations – the Crossroads Overlook and Presidio Plaza.
To enjoy food at Presidio Pop Up, visitors can take advantage of a multitude of picnic areas, lawns, benches, and tables on a first come, first-served basis at Presidio Tunnel Tops, the Main Parade Lawn, and elsewhere in the park. A glass pavilion by the Transit Center provides indoor seating with shelter and views. Visitors can also reserve a dedicated picnic table and BBQ grill at Picnic Place for a private occasion or larger group gathering on
New food and beverage vendors joining the Presidio Pop Up program’s fall season (October 1 – December 31, 2022):
Amapola - Traditional sweet alfajores (sandwich cookies) with the taste of Argentina in every bite. All organic treats from a female-owned, Latina business.
Cater2uSF - A rotating daily menu of Cali-Fusion cuisine, from braised oxtail tacos, to jerk chicken from the Caribbean Islands to southern fried chicken or a Friday fish fry.
The Chairman SF - Voted Best Food Truck by
San Francisco Magazine, serving bold and unique ingredients in baos (steamed and baked buns) inspired by the street food of Asia.
Chika - Bar cart serving canned Latin-inspired cocktails.
Cochinita - Mexican salbutes, panuchos, tacos, and burritos wrapped in handmade fluffy tortillas.
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.
Curveball - Serving the Bay's best handcrafted sliders using custom ground beef and local, natural ingredients. Did anyone say garlic fries?
D’Grobak - Contemporary Indonesian Street food featuring bakso—their famous traditional beef ball soup—and other dishes from the motherland.
El Fuego - A choice of fiery Mexican birria, fish or veggie tacos, healthy bowls or torta sandwiches.
Estrellita's Snacks - Specializing in craveable El Salvadoran pupusas, tamales, fried plantains, and tostadas. A long-time vendor in the Heart of the City Farmers Market, with a kiosk at the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace.
Fort Point Beer - Fresh beer in a style for every taste, made right here in the Presidio, with seafood dishes like crab rolls, Cioppino, and chowder to make your day.
Kabob Trolley - Hearty halal Afghan fusion street food like gyros, cheesesteaks, or rice bowls, with plenty of veggie options.
Kona Ice - Shaved ice with the flavors of island life. It’s not ice cream– it’s a tropical treat!
Lahore Di Khushboo - Women-owned Pakistani food truck serving Pakistani favorites like biryani, paratha rolls, samosas, and the traditional falooda dessert.
Los Cilantros - Delicious Mexican tamales, tostadas, and pozole with high-quality service and ingredients. Also found at a brick and mortar at La Cocina Municipal Marketplace and La Pena in Berkeley.
Nusa - Unique, classic Indonesian desserts and snacks, handcrafted following traditional home-style recipes. Try the iced roselle tea with basil seed. A La Cocina business.
Porchetta Toscana - Celebrating Tuscan culinary traditions, centered around the prized porchetta - a slow-cooked and savory boneless pork roast with crackling skin.
View the website to see all the current vendors, daily schedules, and locations.
www.presidiotunneltops.gov/visit/food. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays; 9 am to 5:30 pm weekends.
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 presidio.gov.
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