Little Red Riding Truck | San Francisco Food Truck
Once upon a time, a girl was born to a family of chefs nestled in the tiny, forested village of Kesbern, Germany. They named her Viktoria Daute, and taught her all the secrets of recipes passed down from generation to generation. She grew up amidst the gleam of pots and pans and the sizzle of frying bratwurst, absorbing all the knowledge that comes with working in a family restaurant (whether she wanted to or not, she likes to add). When Viktoria came of age, she struck out into the world, visiting San Francisco during a semester abroad. It was love at first sight.
To hear Viktoria describe her experience starting up Little Red Riding Truck, one would almost think it really is from a storybook. “Everyone was friendly and told me where to go,” she says of her fellow food truck peers. “Right when I started, another food truck owner came with me to the Health Department to help me with everything. They were helpful and curious as to what I was doing. My experience is that everyone is so friendly here in this country.” But her food is far from a fairy tale, it’s real and hearty.
“When I had my first bratwurst in America, I was like, that’s not a sausage.”
Viktoria serves the comforting food of her homeland, dishes like currywurst, spätzle, and schnitzel, food that is relatively hard to find in San Francisco. “When I had my first bratwurst in America, I was like, that’s not a sausage,” she laughs. She toyed with the idea of opening up a brick-and-mortar, but quickly became enchanted with the growing food truck scene. Since then, Little Red Riding Truck has been attracting curious and connoisseur alike.
For first-timers, Viktoria recommends currywurst. She claims these slices of bratwurst, sourced from a local German butcher and topped with a tomato-based curry, are not only a personal favorite, but a favorite of any foodie hailing from Deutschland. If you’d like to try another classic dish, there’s also the schnitzel: a tenderized, breaded pork loin pan-fried and topped with your choice of a creamy mushroom sauce or bacon and onions. In our opinion, you can’t go wrong with either.
So what’s next for our heroine? If all goes well, she hopes to start a second truck within the next year. Give German food a try at the Little Red Riding Truck, and join us in wishing her a happily ever after!