Granada Hills Grubfest

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Granada Hills Grubfest touts itself as the longest running food truck event in California. It was also the "template for Los Angeles to handle the popularity of food truck events."

ICYMI: Grub Fest is one of the biggest food festivals in India.

But in Granada Hills every Friday night 5-10pm You can catch 30 plus food trucks with everything from sushi burritos, BBQ, more tacos then you can shake a stick at, and various specialty trucks. You’re guaranteed a joyful evening and finding that perfect dinner for everyone in the family.

Located on Chatsworth Street between White Oaks Ave and Zelzah Ave in Granada Hills.

Granada Grubfest on Facebook

But is Granada Hills the oldest convergence of food trucks? Read the citations and decide yourself: 

2020: Elsewhere, in a discussion of the shutdown, it is suggested the Trucks began to converge in 2011.  The Granada Hills Grubfest continues... - Text in the City Newsletter | Facebook

2018: Mary Turner has long been recognized as the promoter of Grubfest, so much  she received a Certificate Award from California State Asssemblyman Dante Acosta for her service to the Granada Hills Community. Mary Turner recognized with CA State Award

2015:  Convergence of food trucks was described as an "unplanned regular event" by food truck owners. "After four years the Granada Hills Grubfest has now become the 1st town in Los Angeles to be permitted by the city for a Gourmet Food Truck event. LA City, CD12 Councilmember Mitch Englander spearheaded the ordinance to make Granada Hills the template for Los Angeles to handle the popularity of food truck events."

2013, April   Mary Turner shows us to never give up, no matter how bad things can become. One year ago Mary & her husband Gene didn't know how they were going to make it. Gene's unemployment had run out and they only had a can of peas in their kitchen pantry.

Thanks to the Food Trucks in Granada Hills, CA she created a cleaning business to clean up the streets after the trucks leave. One year later she's running the whole event and organizing the Grubfest in her town!

2011, May: The Granada Hills Neighborhood Council details discussions about the oversight of the food trucks and legislation being discussed. Clarification of Misleading Food Truck Information! | Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council (ghsnc.org)

  • The NC does not have the authority to ban or regulate food trucks, nor have we done so;
  • The NC duty is to represent all stakeholders in our community, which includes local businesses, community members (customers) and food truck owners.

A link to a video by Mark Hovater, on the GHSNC website, is no longer an active site.

2011, April GigaGranadaHills moaned the need for a BOOK TRUCK gathering. "Free-marketers will recognize that the food truck revolution eventually migrated and parked itself in Granada Hills because there was a need here...My new fantasy is that someone will stock a catering truck full of paperbacks and park that on Chatsworth Street."

Then in September they detail the VFW  food truck gathering.  Food Truck Friday: Now With SEATING! (gigagranadahills.com)  

2010: LA Weekly writes about the event origins in conjunction with a movie night,  including the irony that the Food Trucks headed to Los Angeles and other mid-town areas were using a commissary adjacent to Granada Hills:

"Granada Hills Neighborhood Councils and Linda Williamson of the local blog Giga Granada Hills have organized a free movie night and food truck fest in that northern town. Williamson says that “the food truck revolution has barely touched us here, although it's already old news in L.A. ....Thus next Saturday, September 11th, at 6 p.m. a convoy of food trucks will park at Granada Hills Recreation Center"   The Granada Hills Food Truck Fest: Dinner & A Movie, Circa 2010 - LA Weekly

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