Nom nom! Philadelphia’s best food trucks
Looking to truly “dine out” for lunch this week? Why not try a food truck? This is the latest craze in dining al fresco and Philadelphia is no exception. There are all sorts of unique cuisines available, from ethnic to vegetarian to traditional street cuisine like hot dogs.
Here are some Philadelphians’ recommendations for their favorite food trucks or carts.
Philly favorites: For global cuisine, all vegetarian or vegan friendly, with some very tasty meat substitute options. The Bella Donna (veggie meatballs, hot rice, cheese, sauce), Magic Meatball pita sandwich, falafel or tabouli wrap are the most popular orders here.
Where to find them: Near the University of Pennsylvania, on Spruce Street between 35th and 36th streets, and on the corner of 34th and Walnut. Website: www.magiccarpetfoods.com
Sugar Philly Truck
Philly favorites: If you are one of those people who believes that life is short and you should eat dessert first, than this food truck is where you’ll be heading. They get the highest marks for their authentically French macarons, in a variety of flavors with fresh-piped filling. If you’re not a Franchophile, there is chocolate cake and crème brulee, too.
Where to find them: Monday through Friday at 38th and Walnut. Open 12 to 7. Closed weekends. Website: http://www.sugarphillytruck.com/
Philly favorites: Apparently a magical hangover cure can be obtained at this food cart, in the form of a sandwich loaded with fried eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, and cheese on a fresh-baked bun. Does that sound like too much meat? The egg white and hot sauce sandwiches are another favorite.
Where to find them: 38th and Spruce Streets. Open daily.
Philly favorites: One of the best things about street food is that it can bring together two types of cuisine that you might not normally see paired. For example, Cucina Zapata is a Mexican and Thai food fusion experience. The Thai and chicken satay tacos are recommended, as is the sweet potato chicken curry and chicken katsu sandwich.
Where to find them: 31st and Ludlow.
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