Off the Grid began in June 2010 with the simple idea of grouping Street Food creators together to create an experience that allows neighbors to connect with friends, and families to reconnect with each other.
Since then, our markets have become a Bay Area icon and quintessential San Franciscan activity, known for its unique food and cultural experiences. We currently operate 50+ weekly public events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
We transform various types of underutilized spaces from shopping plaza parking lots to street roads. By hosting events built around food, music and a vibrant ambience, we seek to create authentic, thriving and diverse communities.
To fully unlock the potential of public spaces, we collaborate with local businesses and organizations to develop on-going partnerships. It is important for us, especially when venturing into new communities, to maintain a shared sense of space with neighbors and focus on engaging the neighborhoods we serve. We believe in empowering our community partners by providing them with promotional opportunities both within our event space and digitally.
Our events are not possible without our 200+ food creators or local business partners. We work with local food entrepreneurs, 65% of which are first time business owners, and commit to set them up for success.
As of 2015, 30% of our creators have been able to add at least 1 additional truck to their fleet since working with Off the Grid.
With our local business partners, we seek to create a synergy between the organization, Off the Grid and the community. Our events draw a local crowd, driving foot traffic, awareness and sales to surrounding businesses.
Boneless Lechon Belly, crispy kettle pork, grilled delights.
That’s what Jeepney Guy’s come to be known for. Dennis, the owner of Jeepney Guy, started sharing his atypical style of Filipino food in 2011. Since then, Dennis, his wife Tricia and his crew has been serving up their dishes at pop-ups, street food festivals and Friday nights at OtG: Fort Mason Center!
Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen’s high-octane, twisted comfort food was born on the Second Saturday in April 2011. After his first event, Drew and his off-the-hook grilled cheese creations were immediately noticed by media, winning many notable awards throughout the years to come including Top 10 Best Food Trucks Nationwide, Food Network (2011).
Since then, Drew and his crew has been slangin’ Sacramento’s most sought-after grilled cheese creations all across the Bay Area, out of his two food trucks and brick and mortar shop.
Why are Johnny Doughnuts doughnuts so delicious? While locally sourced ingredients are crucial, it all stemmed from owner Craig’s, 2-year search for the best doughnut recipe.
Johnny Doughnuts launched in May of 2013, opened a brick and mortar shop in San Rafael that September, and has been hitting the streets across the Bay Area in truck form everyday.