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 Sam’s named in “The Best Food Trucks in San Francisco and Where to Find ‘Em in 2019”


CheapOair travel blog names Sam’s ChowderMobile in “San Francisco’s Best Food Trucks” locals guide section.

2016 Bay Area A-List winner

Sam’s ChowderMobile voted 2016 "Best Food Truck in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Bay Area A-List
more than 19,000 voters for over 4,100 nominees and 121 winners


Sam’s ChowderMobile named in Top 100 Food Trucks Dominating the Food Scene in the USA by Food Truck Invasion

San Francisco Chronicle

Sam’s ChowderMobile named in The Bay Area's 20 best food trucks

Metro's The Best of Silicon Valley 2014 Award

Sam’s ChowderMobile voted 2014 “Best Food Truck” by Metro’s The Best of Silicon Valley

2015 Bay Area A-List

Sam’s ChowderMobile voted 2015 "Best Food Truck in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Bay Area A-List
more than 37,000 voters for over 6,100 nominees and 169 winners

Travel + Leisure

Sam’s Chowder House wins Travel + Leisure 2014 SMITTY® Award for “Best Overall Use of Social Media by a Restaurant, Food Truck or Market”

Diablo Magazine

Sam’s ChowderMobile Lobster Clambake at Wente Vineyards (PDF)

2014 Bay Area A-List

Sam’s ChowderMobile voted 2014 "Best Food Truck in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Bay Area A-List
22,842 voters, more than 7,700 nominees and 168 winners

2013 San Francisco Bay Area A-List winner

Sam’s ChowderMobile Wins San Francisco Bay Area A-List’s 2013 Food Truck Fight
32 nominees, 8,752 votes

Edible Silicon Valley

Edible Silicon Valley features Paul Shenkman as a Passionate Hospitality Entrepreneur

Cooking Channel

Sam’s ChowderMobile featured on the Cooking Channel's hit TV show, "Eat Street"


Sam’s ChowderMobile named Top 12 Food Trucks by Zagat survey!


Sam's ChowderMobile named on Gayot's "Top Ten Food Trucks in San Francisco"


"America's Top 20 Food Trucks" picks Sam's ChowderMobile

CBS San Francisco

CBS San Francisco names Sam's ChowderMobile "Best of the Bay Area's Street Food"

FoodTruckTalk dishes about Sam's Chowdermobile...

CBS San Francisco

CBS San Francisco’s Eye on the Bay catches Sam’s ChowderMobile at Oakland’s Eat Real Festival

Sante Magazine

Paul Shenkman Named National "RESTAURATEUR OF THE YEAR" by the Prestigious Santé Magazine Awards Committee
Local Bay Area restaurateur earns top Grand Award, following in the footsteps of last recipient, master chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck


Watch the video to see why Sam's ChowderMobile was named in TOP TEN FAB FOOD TRUCKS IN AMERICA on TLC's "Best Food Ever".

The Mercury News

Ten things to do in the Bay Area before summer ends
The hottest culinary trend in the Bay Area the past few months has been the surge in the number and popularity of food trucks. We're not talking your traditional quick sandwich or taco here (although some trucks do sandwiches and tacos). We're talking real gourmet stuff whipped up in often fancy rigs.

Serious Eats

Serious Eats Street Food Profile: Sam's ChowderMobile in San Francisco

SF Weekly

Sam’s ChowderMobile at Sunset Magazine’s Street Food Alley, June 5-6

The Mercury News

A Quick Bite: Sam's Chowder Mobile

Budget Travel

Budget Travel names Sam’s ChowderMobile in San Francisco’s Best Street Food

SF Weekly

SF Weekly names Sam’s Lobster Roll in the Top Ten Best Sandwiches in San Francisco

West Jet's Up! Magazine

"Delicious seafood dishes in a casual, authentic setting
AN EAST COAST-style seafood house on the West Coast? Don't think of it as a cheap throwback, or even an oxymoron; if anything, this charming and expansive family joint is a brilliant evolution of tried-and-true maritime dining."

San Francisco Chronicle

SIX OF A KIND - Favorite Bay Area Clam Chowders
"'Chowder' deserves to be in the name of this sprawling restaurant overlooking the ocean at Half Moon Bay." Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle

Nation's Restaurant News

ChowderMobile joins growing fleet of food trucks
"Following in the tracks of food trucks across the country, the San Francisco Bay Area seafood restaurant Sam’s Chowder House has launched a new ChowderMobile for delivery and special events."

SF Weekly

Straight Outta Half Moon Bay, Sam's Chowder Van to Debut This Summer
"Sam's Chowder House of Half Moon Bay has plans to go mobile this summer with Sam's Chowder Van. Fish and chips, lobster rolls, fish tacos, and ceviche cooked out of a 24-foot vehicle will soon hit the campuses of companies such as Oracle, Genentech, Intuit, Apple, Google, and Yahoo, as well as other Peninsula locales…"

Sam's ChowderMobile

Sam's Chowder House Announces First Mobile Gourmet Seafood Truck in San Francisco Bay Area: Sam's ChowderMobile
Providing a fresh solution in challenging economic times, Sam’s ChowderMobile brings award-winning, affordable seafood directly to customers, for lunch and dinner, corporate and private group “on-sites”, beach clambakes, and major events

NBC Today Show awards Sam's Lobster Roll top 5 best sandwiches in America

Sam's Famous Lobster Roll Named in Top Five "BEST SANDWICHES IN AMERICA"
NBC's The Today Show