Tour de Taco: February 20, 2010 (Fruitvale BART)

So after my last Taco Truck Tour, the good peoples at Oaklandish and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition connected with me and wanted to put together a sort of “best-of” taco truck ride for those who didn’t make it the other times, along with some new ones. And they even made this sweet art for it, too!

I apologize in advance for not organizing one in December (holidays), nor January (work). But I hope I can make up for it, as in a way, this one will sort of be the grand finale of my taco truck tours. In late March 2010, my wife and I will be moving to Bonn, Germany — where there is sadly, a great dearth of taco trucks. I’ll do my best to update the blog remotely as best as I can.

So why would I forsake my beloved tierra de tacos? I’ve just taken a job at Deutsche Welle English (German public radio), where I’ll be the new host of Spectrum, a weekly science and technology show. (Maybe I’ll organize a döner kebab bike ride or something over there.) If any folks are interested in organizing future rides here in Oakland, let me know, and I’ll put you guys in touch.

Thanks again to all who’ve come out for the previous two rides and have made them as fun and delicious as possible!

Here’s the itinerary:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Meet: 11:00 am at Fruitvale BART (Oakland)

1. El Ojo De Agua – 12th St. & Fruitvale Ave.
2. Tamales Mi Lupita – 34th Ave. & Foothill Blvd.
3. El Gordo – International & 42nd Ave.
4. Tacos Guadalajara – 10th St. & Fruitvale Ave.

This should all be wrapped up around 4 pm, but as with the previous rides, feel free to arrive/depart as you please.

5. (Bonus) Cinco de Mayo Ice Cream – 3340 E 12th St & 33rd Ave.
6. (Bonus) The Trappist – 460 8th St (& Broadway)

Bring: Bike, helmet, camera, $10-15 for tacos, maybe $5-$10 for ice cream/beer.

RSVP: Facebook event page

If even half of the 115 people that have RSVPed as of now show up, this will be the largest taco truck ride to date and we’ll definitely need to go in shifts so we don’t totally overwhelm the taqueros. But we’ll figure that out later.

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments, or email me: cyrus [at]

4 Replies to “Tour de Taco: February 20, 2010 (Fruitvale BART)”

  1. Next winter – between Oct & Feb – see if you can hook up with a Grünkohlfahrt. It’s like a taco tour, without the tacos, the bikes or the exercise. Instead, you bundle up, get a wagon and fill it with beer & schnapps, walk with friends and drink until the schnapps and beer are gone, and then fill up on stewed kale and assorted meats and sausages until you fall into a coma.

  2. Hello! I recently read your article in Eating Well and perked up when I saw that you love “all things taco truck.” I think you would be interested in seeing my husband new music video that just came out in tandem with his new album called The Movie We Are In… my husband’s name is Pete Francis and his friend Micah Player created the video – the story involves a romance that grows between a taco truck gal and a flower selling gent on a pier. It’s adorable! Here’s the link: please let me know what you think!

    Katie Heimbold

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