Two much-anticipated food trucks with doppelganger names made their Off the Grid debuts at the Upper Haight event tonight. The Nom Nom Truck (which should perhaps be called Nom Nom North) was making its San Francisco debut as well, and the Bacon Bacon Truck, whose San Francisco Debut occurred a week ago, was finally ready for prime time.
The Nom Nom Truck is a spin-off of a Los Angeles truck of the same name and features banh mi. It comes to us with a certain amount of TV celebrity, some polished marketing, an apparent fan club and T-shirts. The Bacon Bacon Truck, which I encountered previously, features bacon and, well, more bacon. It taps an amorphous but huge bacon fan club and, yes, has T-shirts.
|Foot long banh mi|
|Line at Bacon Bacon Truck at 5:15|
Nom Nom. Bacon Bacon. Bottom line: which to choose from? It's really apples and oranges, but if I absolutely had to choose, it would be Nom Nom for the sandwich, but Bacon Bacon for the T-shirt.
Mentioned: @NomNomTruckSF, @baconbaconsf