Food on Wheels

Edible options on the go in and around Mendocino County

Tow-ster Bar – There’s nothing cooler than a lovingly restored and retrofitted airstream trailer given a new lease on life as a traveling bar. Renters get the bar towed to their event site and then stock it themselves—the Tow-ster does not sell or provide the alcohol. Named for its tow-ability and the kitchen appliance it looks like, this mobile speakeasy will give your al fresco event some swank.

Sho ‘nuff dem Biscuits is the work of an Atlanta area gent and St. Louis lady who thought that Northern California could use some southern home cooking, and I think they are right! As the name suggests, they knock biscuits out of the park with the fried chicken biscuit or Covelo Beef biscuit sandwiches, but be sure to save room for fried pickle spears or spud puppies. Facebook/shonuffdembiscuits / (707) 357-5243

Pilón Kitchen – Venezuelan food made with love. Arepas, tequeños, empanadas and even tres leches cake, cooked to perfection. Need I say more? Available at farmers markets and by appointment. Check their Facebook page for locations near you. / @pilonkitchenvf / (707) 513-9883

Flying Saucy – The only thing better than pizza is woodfire oven-baked pizza, and now it comes to you and your guests via the Flying Saucy. Available exclusively for catering gigs, this mobile pizza oven will wow your guests as well as feed and water them, serving up fresh made mozzarella, appetizers, antipasta, and salads. Includes a mobile tap beer, wine, and fermentation bar.

Taquería Ramirez – This “taco truck” can most often be found on Blosser Lane in Willits near the entrance to the transfer station. Don’t be put off by the location, just listen to their fans: “Best burrito, hands down,” “their chile verde is HOT,” and “their chile verde is super addicting.” Come 4th of July you may find the Ramirez family feeding cowboys and civilians at the Willits Frontier Days Rodeo. On Facebook / (707) 367-7232

Pacific Quench has opened in Laytonville, where Laselle and Austin Spence are slinging some sweet, healthy beverages, real organic fruit smoothies and yumminess. Parked in the lot at Albert’s, right near the location of the Laytonville Farmers Market. 44851 Highway 101 / Facebook/pacificquench