What says summer more than lounging in the Presidio while feasting on food truck delicacies? Off the Grid’s popular Sunday afternoon Presidio Picnic kicks off again this Sunday, April 3, and families around the Bay are sure to flock here for sun, fun, food and more. Read on for all the details.
New Flavors, Old Favorites
For those who have been picnicking at the Presidio’s Parade ground the last three seasons, you will be happy to see many of your favorite trucks have returned, such as Bacon Bacon, Del Popolo andLittle Green Cyclo. There will also be sweet new vendors, such as Powder, which specializes in the Taiwanese dessert snow—ice-cream-meets-shaved-ice made with filtered water, organic dairy by Three Twins, and fresh, flavorful, locally sourced ingredients.The full list of trucks includes DUM Truck, Beach Brew, Sugarfoot Grits, Grilled Cheez Guy, , Nopalito, Ceviche & Co, El Porteño, Slightly Skewed, Fat Face, Wing Wings, Verde Vivo, Cholita Linda, Cochon Volant, Lucianos, Stateside, Girl Friday Zeppole, SAJJ, Sam’s Chowder, Ruru Soul, Powder, The Crème Brûlée Cart, Fine and Rare, La Marcha, Réveille Coffee Co., Scrappy, Shorty Goldstein, and The Whole Beast.
Off the Grid’s Presidio Picnic is so popular with families because from eating to playing to exploring, everyone can do what they want, when they want. When their bellies are full, there are lots of activities to keep kids having fun. This year the Presidio Picnic will have yoga classes, a Green Screen photo booth for “selfies” in front of one of the Presidio’s many iconic landscapes; the “Roving Ranger,” a mobile park visitor center with information about wildlife in the Presidio and free stickers and animal tattoos for kids; and park staff-led nature-based arts and crafts activities using materials found within the Presidio. The Presidio YMCA will also be on site once a month with their free Y Bike Learn to Ride program.
And now you can even get your weekly grocery shopping done under the sun. Yerena Farms will be there selling its delicious fruits and produce, Happy Moose Juice will be selling cold-pressed juices and nut milks, and Nosh This will offer their inventive chocolates. Off the Grid’s Mobile Retail Marketplace will also be on hand, selling a collection of stylish clothing designs that highlight the Bay Area’s foodie culture. Designed and printed locally, the new collection will include threads to outfit the whole family—baby, too!
An Opportunity to Explore the Presidio
And if you feel like escaping the crowds and heading out for a hike, the options are limitless. Check out our full guide of the Presidio for unlimited options for exploring one of the Bay’s very best parks. See you this Sunday!
Main Parade Ground
San Francisco, Ca
When: Sundays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Beginning April 3
What is your favorite truck or activity at the Presidio Picnic? Tell us in the comments below!