I was very excited when we saw the Liba food truck parked at the Alameda Faire. I had seen it on Eat St. and it was on my list of must tries! How can you resist sweet potato fries with garlic, cilantro and lime?
I think this truck's brilliance is in it's simplicity. There are only two things on the menu, the sweet potato fries and falafel sandwiches.. but she has set up an amazing condiment bar and you can fix your sandwich your way. Making it less work for the staff and more fun for you! What control freak doesn't love a DIY option? From what I read online they normally offer a few more options, but perhaps because of the venue they simplified the menu. A smart move I think... there was very little wait, despite the never ending flow of people stepping up to order.
Lesley opted for the red beets with lemon and thyme and pickled onion,while I went for a yummy eggplant relish, tomato ginger chutney and rosemary peanuts. We both added healthy doses of hummis and harissa hot sauce. Liba means Love and that is no exaggeration when it comes to owner Gail Lillian's approach to her food and how it made.
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