It's not always the big, fancy restaurants with great food. Most of the time, you can find the most delicious meal you've ever had from a truck parked on the side of the road.
Street food also tends to be more affordable than sit-down restaurants.
"Street food in the USA has come a long way from greasy burritos and pizza for blue-collar workers on the go," as Hotels.com put it. "You can now find innovative and delicious dishes that are worth traveling for and look great on your social media feed."
The website determined the 10 best street food cities in the country. These cities are full of food trucks and carts and of course, several California cities made the cut.
According to Hotels.com, Los Angeles and San Francisco are two of the best street food cities in the country.
Here's what the website had to say about their street food scenes:
Los Angeles (No. 3)
"To enjoy an LA-style local food experience, foodies should have some time to spare because LA’s great street eats are scattered throughout this mammoth city. In West Covina, Guilberto’s Taquiza is a local favorite – try the dynamite sticks made with tender lamb, wrapped in fried tacos that pair perfectly with a bowl ofconsommébeef broth. Mariscos Jalisco in downtown Los Angeles is a seafood truck serving Poseidon. This signature tostada is piled high with shrimp, octopus and ceviche. A local novelty, Pink’s hot dog stand has been a landmark since 1939 – but be prepared to wait in line for at least 20 minutes."
San Francisco (No. 6)
"San Francisco’s street food trucks can be found in areas such as the Soma Street Food Park, where you can find Peruvian stir-fry, curry ramen, spicy veggie miso, Filipino sausage wrap, and sushi burritos. San Francisco’s Chinatown – the oldest in the USA – is where you’ll find authentic dim sum and egg tarts served on the streets. On a rainy day, which happens a lot in San Fran, head to a sheltered eatery like the Ferry Building Marketplace on the pier to find all things Californian."
To see all 10 best street food cities in the U.S., click here.