Gourmet Food Trucks Coming to Marina del Rey

Gourmet food trucks will be stopping in     Marina del Rey on Thursday evenings throughout the summer, offering such delectable dishes as lobster rolls, Yucatan pork tacos, Indian lamb frankies, Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches, bacon cheeseburgers and red velvet cupcakes – plus a chance to picnic on the beach.

The weekly “Beach Eats” gourmet food truck events will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Thursday, July 26, at Marina “Mother’s” Beach at 4101 Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey.  The first Beach Eats event will feature an assortment of popular trucks, including Nom Nom, Border Grill, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Cousins Maine Lobster, India Jones and Sprinkles Cupcakes’ Sprinklesmobile. The assortment of trucks will vary week to week.

“This is a rare opportunity for visitors to enjoy a gourmet meal in a casual setting directly on the beach on lovely summer nights,” said Gary Jones, Deputy Director of the Department of Beaches and Harbors. “The variety of gourmet trucks should offer something for everyone.”

Marina Beach offers food truck visitors picnic tables in addition to a sandy shore suitable for a picnic spread.

Paid parking is available at the beach lot for 25 cents for every 15 minutes.  Food truck patrons also may take the WaterBus from six Marina locations directly to and from Marina Beach for $1 each way from 5 p.m. to midnight on July 26, August 9, and August 23 – the same night as the Classical Thursdays summer concert series at nearby Burton Chace Park. Also available on those three nights is the free, land-based Beach Shuttle, which will operate from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information on the summer Beach Eats events, including a weekly list of trucks scheduled to stop at Marina Beach, visit marinadelrey.lacounty.gov or check the Department of

Beaches and Harbors’ Facebook page at Facebook.com/lacdbh and Twitter site at Twitter.com/lacdbh.  For phone inquiries, call the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at (310) 305-9545.