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7 Must-Try Food Trucks

Between First Fridays, music festivals, and outdoor movie screenings, lately it has seemed as though we’re dining on a street curb more often than not.  We know that when grabbing grub from a truck, it’s easy to always fall back on your standard Kogi Korean taco followed by a frozen treat from Coolhaus, but variety is the spice of life, no?  With so many noteworthy new trucks popping up over the last year, we think it’s high time for you to expand your street food horizons, so we present you with the following list of 7 must-try food trucks.  Your waistline might not thank us, but your taste buds certainly will. 

Gravy Train Poutinerie -- In the same way that New Yorkers stumble out of bars and down a slice of pizza, drunk Canadians have a late-night penchant for “poutine,” a decadent dish involving French fries, cheese, and gravy. The Gravy Train Poutinerie truck was started by two Canadians who dreamed of bringing this much-loved dish to the US. Check them out at Sheddy’s this Sunday evening, where they’ll be celebrating Canada Day with special discounts. 

The Green Truck -- Their kitchen is solar-powered, their packaging and utensils are either recyclable or compostable, and the vegetable oil they cook with is used to power their truck the following day. If that’s not impressive enough, check out The Green Truck’s fresh and healthy menu, with items like the Heirloom Beet & Feta Salad; the Grass-Fed Beef Burger with Blue Cheese and Garlic Aioli; the Free-Range Chicken Chipotle Sandwich; and the Classic Vegan Burger. 

Fox Pizza Bus -- The founder of Fox Pizza Bus literally gutted an enormous double-decker bus from Scotland and turned it into a pizza truck. They serve up handcrafted, wood-fired pizza made from locally sourced, organic ingredients. The menu varies depending on what was fresh at the farmers market, but sample items include the Marinara, Garlic, & Oregano Pizza; the Marinara, Mozzarella, & Basil Pizza; the Salami, Mozzarella, Smoked Olive, & Pistachio Pizza; and the Brunch Pizza.

After School Special Truck -- This truck taps into our collective nostalgia by specializing in gourmet cafeteria food and after-school snacks.  Favorites from the menu include Katie's PB&J Crunch, Ronie's Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt, and Kool-Aid on Tap.  We love that many of the dishes are named in honor of the special moms who inspired them (awwwww!).

Good Greek Grub -- The noble goal of the “G3” truck is to bring “good Greek grub” from the shores of Greece to the shores of Los Angeles. They serve authentic Greek street food as it can be found on every corner in any small town in Greece, and they stick to the traditional Greek flavors that have defined the cuisine for thousands of years.  Flavored with Greek staples such as oregano, olive oil, and lemon, their food is both tasty and good for you. 

Get Toasted -- This truck serves up toasted gourmet sandwiches that are infused with a unique blend of Asian, Mexican, and Spanish flavors. Favorites from the menu include Twisted California Cheese Steak, Curry Chicken BLT, Toasty Veggie Melt, Toasted Grilled Cheesy 4 Shizzy, Toasted Sticky Icky PB&J, and Yucatan Style Mini Tostadas.

Lobos Truck -- “Kick-ass comfort food with a conscience” is the specialty of the Lobos Truck.  Their food is hearty and filling, but it’s made using local and organic ingredients when possible.  Patrons keep coming back for more of dishes like the Crispy Fried Chicken & Bacon Waffle Kabob; the Waffle Fries; and the Little Red Riding Lobo, an all-beef patty with fried egg, cheddar, and guacamole served on bacon-waffle buns.

Jun 27, 2012 - 07:13 AM

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