NYC’s Le Gamin Truck Defects to Los Angeles

Since I moved here from NYC in January I’ve been attacking the street food scene like a man who hasn’t eaten in a year (a starving yet incomprehensibly fat man.) The debate over what city has the best street food in the U.S. is too much for me to take on today, but there is one thing I have noticed- despite all the difficulties trucks in this city face every day, it is still far easier to operate a truck in Los Angeles than in New York. And to prove it, the popular Le Gamin Truck (an offshoot of the constantly in flux chain of small NYC bistros) has just spent the past week driving cross country to set up shop in sunny Los Angeles.

They arrived in town yesterday, but obviously still need to go through all the licensing before they hit the street. They have a permanent daytime spot in the Malibu Country Mart, and will also do catering (natch), but haven’t decided if they’ll park in other places at night. They are going to offer some of same things as they did in New York (come on merguez sandwich!), but also plan on adding more bistro fair to the menu. They hope to be open in two weeks, and you can follow them on twitter here.

Le Gamin’s Merguez Sandwich is Totally Worth the $9


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