Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have noticed that food trucks are popping up all over town. Next time you’re out and about with the kiddos and tummies start to rumble, food trucks are the perfect on-the-go meal solution. Not only will you avoid a sit-down restaurant or unhealthy fast food, you’ll satisfy picky eaters with plenty of options plus save on dough and time. With delicious food, quick service and affordable prices, what’s not to love? Click through the slideshow to see our favorite kid-friendly food trucks in San Diego.

For Italian Cuisine: Mangia Mangia Mobile

For Italian food lovers, Mangia Mangia Mobile is a one-stop shop for freshly prepared gourmet pastas, meatballs, Italian sandwiches, pizza burgers, and more. This authentic Italian food truck was featured on The Cooking Channel’s Eat St. and ABC’s The Chew. With their tasty food and friendly service, these Italians will have you and your crew coming back for more. The lobster ravioli and short rib lasagna are two of their most popular items, and kids will go crazy for the Italian lollipops- meatballs on a stick that are tempura fried and served with marinara dipping sauce. Prices range from $7-12 per entrée. Make sure you save room for dessert because Mangia Mangia Mobile also offers homemade cannolis and tiramisu that are to die for. Follow them on Facebook for up-to-date location information, including weekly appearances at Food Truck Thursdays in Scripps Ranch.

Online: mangiamangiamobile.com

photo: Kelly Powell


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– Kelly Powell