Lobsta Truck

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Details
Moving Target! (Greater LA Metro Area)
Los Angeles, CA
Food Truck, Seafood, American
$ $

BEST FOOD TRUCKS 2012: #33

 

Does the lobster roll at the Lobsta Truck (whose inspiration comes from what has to be considered one of the best, if not the best lobster roll in the country) serve as much lobster as its muse Red’s Eats in Wiscasset, Maine? No. But the Lobsta Truck is also serving $12 rolls on the road, all the way across the country in Los Angeles, where Maine lobster doesn’t come quite as easily as out of the traps from the water nearby Red’s, and they certainly have the right idea in mind — it doesn’t get much better than Red’s.

Former seafood distributor and truck owner Justin Mi was inspired by the idea to start an LA lobster roll truck after doing a lobster roll tour through Maine (something that can practically inspire you to just move there). He flies in fresh lobsters from Maine and Canada several times a week (and those famous top-loading buns), and offers a simple menu that has been a hit in LA. There’s little more than the lobster roll (clam chowder, lobster bisque, chips, whoopie pie, and an ice cream sandwich), but they've added one West Coast item that's likely to make many East Coast seafood lovers jealous enough to start thinking how they can get their own version: a fresh Dungeness crab roll. — Arthur Bovino, 11/13/2012

 

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Foursquare Tips

  • Mobile seafood you have some serious mollusks! #DontBlowIt
  • Lobster Roll with butter!
  • Lobsta Roll is amazing. The bread is buttery and light, compliments the fresh properly cooked lobster perfectly.
  • Crab roll and Lobsta roll are a must
  • Ask for a half and half if its your first time.
  • Bringing the East Coast to Cali! The lobster roll with butter or mayo is their signature item. For $12 its worth standing in line!
  • Butter is better than mayo
  • The Crab Roll may actually be better than the Lobster Roll, just saying...
  • I always get my roll with mayo and butter. It's super tasty that way :P
  • Don't over-think it: The Lobster Roll has me thinking about following this truck around Deadhead-style.
  • Lobster roll w/ mayo (not butter) - get 2!! Clam chowder is a bit thin and too creamy, but warms you up.
  • My go-to is crab roll with butter, and a cup of great chowda. They also serve a mean lemonade...
  • The lobsta roll is perfect; light, toasted roll, lots of delicious lobster! The clam chowda is very good, too
  • Don't even THINK about getting a whoopie pie. $4 and it isn't even 1.5 inches in diameter.
  • The wait time was 45min and it was worth every second. Butttery Toasted Bread with Sweet & Meaty Lobster- OMG! Amazing!
  • Average lobster. But this is not
  • I would pass on the crab roll and stick with this truck's namesake.
  • Meh.. Portion size was a little disappointing for the price. But I get it lobsta ain't cheap.
  • Awesome! Bisque wasn't anything special but man was that lobster roll good. Tons of lobster perfectly cooked. Get the butter not the mayo.
  • They do take Visa / MasterCard!