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Off The Grid in San Francisco

Off The Grid in San Francisco

Off the Grid Picnic on the Presidio

One of the best travel tips I can give you is to talk to the locals. It has served me well over the years as I’ve traveled and during the last trip to San Francisco it paid off once again. After checking into our hotel we decided we were going to go out exploring, we used the wonder LYFT service to get a car and our driver Alex showed up in no time at all. Once we were inside the car we started chatting about all of the things to see and do in San Francisco. He LOVES his town and it shows because he was so animated and happy when telling us all about his town.

Off The Grid in San Francisco

One of the things we asked him on our drive was what did he suggest for food while we were in town. We told him we wanted something delicious, affordable and of course unique to the area. He at first told us about several restaurants that we enjoyed that week as well. But then he told us about Picnic in the Presidio which happens on Sundays until November 1st. So without hesitation we told him that’s where we wanted to go.

Off The Grid in San Francisco

We arrived in record time and let me tell you the amount of food trucks was amazing. If you can dream it it was probably there and among the food trucks were lines, picnic areas, people playing games and so much more. It didn’t take us long to figure out that no matter what we truck we ate at it was going to be delicious. After walking around to check them all out we opted to stand in line for Slightly Skewed and enjoyed this feast. 

Off The Grid in San Francisco Slightly Skewed

Slightly Skewed had a great looking menu and I decided on Teriyaki Skewers, Grilled Green Beans and a pop. My lunch was only $8 so I was happy with my selection. They were delicious and I was glad we had went with them for lunch then we walked around checking out the views then we stumbled upon a creme brulee tent. It was a little more expensive than I would have liked but because I was on vacation I decided to go ahead and indulge. It was good but not the best I ever had but it was nice to round out the view while eating dessert. 

Caramel Creme Brulee

We enjoyed all of the Off The Grid Experience at The Presidio in San Fransicso. Our only regret was that we couldn’t stay all day, because there was so much to see and do. Later that week though we did get to enjoy The Walt Disney Family Museum so it was a perfect week in San Francisco! So if you are in the area be sure to indulge in the Off the Grid experience. I promise you will be glad you did! 

Off The Grid San Francisco


Heidi Gray

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!



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Jason Young

What a great concept. Used to love doing long term off the grid backpacker trips when I was younger. Harder to go off the grid with the kids around

Anne V

I want some of that caramel creme brulee and grilled asian skewers! They look delicious! What a great event, Off the Grid! It makes me think of camping out in the wilderness with no wifi haha. I could survive if there were food trucks there haha.

Eileen Kelly

such a great city – love all the places your visited

Jessica Cassidy

Yes! local people will help us learn more about the city the most then travel agent. I LOVE food trucks.


The foods you got look delicious. I agree that talking to the locals is the best way to find out what to do.


What a great time. It looks like so much fun.


That looks so fun. We love food trucks! My family would have a feast trying all those foods.

Dhemz Apdian - Dias

oh, how fun! That’s one thing I miss about in San Francisco! Food tripping!!!

Elizabeth O.

This is such a fun event to go to especially since it involves FOOD! I would love to attend something like this.

Angie Scheie

How fun!! I love San Fran, and this seems like a delicious and fun way to spend it!


I love Food Trucks and I love San Fransisco! I love the farmers market, so awesome


Sounds like you had a great time. I love the food trucks


That’s the best part of the article – was that talking to locals is the key to enjoying the best of a visit. Never been to San Fran but I so want to.

dana vento

Food, travel and fun all wrapped up on one terrific post.


This looks like a ton of fun! That creme brulée is giving me major envy!

Ana De- Jesus

The caramel creme brule looks heavenly I am glad that you enjoyed your day out.

I do really enjoy checking local and trying their foods, there’s a sense of fulfillment,

tara pittman

I have never had food from a food truck. I need to seek one out here were I live.


that caramel creme burlee looks so good!


This sounds like you had a fantastic time 🙂 Great pictures to help you cherish your memories of the day x

Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

I love food trucks. They always have the BEST food.

Michelle Liew

Sounds like you had cheerful time!

This looks delicious and FUN! What a great time 🙂