Santa Monica’s ‘Hump Day’ Food Truck Lot Happens Tonight!

Move over, Main Street: You’re not the only hub for food trucks in Santa Monica. In what will be music to the ears of those who live in the Santa Monica apartments for rent at [email protected], Olympic Studios and Olympic Studio Lofts, there’s a new weekly food truck lot serving the Mid-City neighborhood.

Nicknamed “The Hump Day Lot” (its formal name is “The Santa Monica Gourmet Food Truck Corner”), the new food truck extravaganza is happening on Wednesdays at 1401 Santa Monica Blvd., at the intersection of 14th Street which is just a few blocks away from the aforementioned NMS-owned properties. Some residents of Santa Monica may recall that the location is the same place where food trucks initially congregated in January 2010, before city officials shut down the operation due to overcrowding.

The city-approved “Hump Day Lot,” which is now in its third week, takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. In addition to food and beverages (including alcohol) served by up to six trucks, there is also live music, indoor seating, and bike and car parking.