The Place LA | Street Food LA:Food Truck Profile

The Place LA Pasadena's favorite food truck

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Truck Name:

The Place LA

Truck Specialty:

The Place LA is essentially a Diner on wheels bringing the best of the menu with them. Tacos, Burritos, Pastrami, and Burgers are just a few of ‘The Place’s’ menu high-lights.

The Place LA menu

Truck Mission/about:

Brick and mortar restaurants watch out, not only does this truck serve all of the late night munchies throughout the day but they also drive around town with swagger. Adorned with a hip hop style graffiti style mural of the Los Angeles cityscape, “The Place LA” is a catering truck with street style and some added attitude.

The Place LA Pasadena food truck

Truck operators & Team:

Steven Luu(owner)
David lee(owner)
Jose Perez(co-owner)

The Place LA truck owners

Payment: cash only for the moment

Truck neighborhood coverage:

Mainly Pasadena and Eastside spots, but working Westside neighborhoods and Downtown LA and surrounding area codes(818’s, 213’s, 310’s)

Menu breakdown:  Likes, must haves, etc…

The place LA pastrami dog


Pastrami Burger
Tomato, lettuce ,pickles, house deli mustard,and grilled onions

pastrami burger from the place LA

Breakfast Quesadilla
Eggs, cheese,bacon, ham, pico de gallo

Hot dog w/pastrami

pastrami dog from theplaceLA

Spicy Grilled Cheese
Melted cheese, grilled onions and jalepenos, choice of bread

spicy grilled cheese


Carne Asada Fries(yes I said carne asada and fries in the same sentence)
Melted cheese,pico de gallo, green or red sauce

carne asada fries from theplaceLA

Average item price: $5-6

Truck contact info:

theplaceLA contact info

Twitter: Follow “The Place LA” on twitter

Facebook: Check out “The Place” on facebook


Private events: private catering available.  626-616-6822

Strangest question asked:

Can I get a Quesadilla with cheese? (A quesadilla comes with cheese by default and hence the name)

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Special Thanks:

To Blair High School in Pasadena and the students that we met on our visit.  The PlaceLA gives back to the school and its students wherever possible.  We also owe an extra special thanks to our trusty lens-keeper, Rich Allen from Sagittarian Images for coming down to Pasadena on this cloudy yet beautiful LA day.  Where was this truck yesterday on 4/20?  Kicking myself because, we should have looked ‘em up on Twitter.

hanging out with the crew from theplaceLA food truck los angeles

the placeLa has great customer service

the placeLA sodas

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