Since this year was filled with a great mix of food trucks, I decided to award those that stood out for me this year! The full list of Munchie awards are below.Continue reading
Deke’s BBQ graced our presence at Wissahickon Brewing Company, so I headed over to check out their offerings. From my brief research (that is, drooling over their photos on their Facebook page), I quickly learned that their Brisket Cheesesteak was their specialty. Their take on Philadelphia’s iconic sandwich included their tender smoked brisket with BBQ and cheese sauce. I read that it was the #1 on Thrillist’s Top 50 things to eat in Philadelphia before you die. As we approached the truck, my husband saw the many signs for the brisket cheesesteak and decided to order it. Continue reading
Coming off a big win in the Billy Penn 2018 Ultimate Philly Food Truck championship, Stuff’d Buns has been busy slangin’ their sliders all over the Philly area. After the final head-to-head battle against Dump-N-Roll (I’m still trying to hunt this truck down to try it), Philly voters selected Stuff’d Buns as their ultimate favorite, and these two hard working ladies triumphed despite being a fairly new truck on the scene. They just celebrated their first year of slider sales in July. I was beyond excited to try out their selections. Continue reading
I had never heard of the Local 215 truck when we decided to visit the new brewery in town, Love City Brewing, but I was excited to try it. The truck’s website had mostly catering information, so I had no idea what to expect going into it. It appeared that they didn’t have a set food truck menu and used local, seasonal ingredients for events. With a large pig on the logo, I was expecting some pork dishes, but there were vegetarian items to suit my veggie loving friends as well. Between all the members of our group, we tried every one of the menu items they had that day:Continue reading
Honey has a shiny new truck parked across the street from the College of Engineering on 12th Street at Norris. I was drawn in by the sign advertising chicken and waffles and vowed to return one day to try them. Now let me tell you… this may be the best fried chicken I have ever had from a food truck! This will definitely quell any fried chicken craving you may have. You may remember this truck when it looked more like the photo below. I never tried the food then, but I had been meaning to check it out.
On my first visit, I was not in the mood for waffles, so I tried the chicken avocado wrap instead. The chicken was breaded with panko breadcrumbs and spices, dressed with a small amount of sweet chili sauce, and wrapped with some perfectly ripe avocado. Battered fries were a great companion to this meal. The chicken was juicy and crispy. I’m definitely having this meal again! Continue reading
This new truck on the block began serving soul food eats on Temple’s campus starting in 2017. Although there are two other trucks serving soul food on campus—Caribbean Feast and Jamaican D’s—Soul D’lysh serves up soul food with a twist, and a secret weapon called Jerk Salmon Alfredo.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
My first visit to this truck happened back in 2017, when I first noticed the truck on the block and it was open. I was enticed by the Buttermilk Fried Chicken sandwich because, good fried chicken is always a good thing in my book. I ordered the combo with fries for $7.
Updated review posted here!
There are so many trucks on campus serving very similar food, so it is nice to see something completely different to try. Four Brothers Loco Flavor serves up Puerto Rican favorites such as pastelillos (dough filled with meat), pernil or chicken with rice and beans, and sorullos (corn fritters) served with coffee for breakfast. They also have a nice selection of sandwiches including the roast pork, the Cubano, and the Tripleta which has pork, chicken, and ham.
Eternally busy, Richie’s Lunch Box serves up American favorites, most notably some fantastic fries. The menu has plenty of choices, including an entire vegetarian menu with veggie burgers and hoagies. Lunch choices include grilled or fried chicken dishes, burgers, fancy grilled cheese, cheesesteaks, and cold sandwiches. For breakfast, fourteen different omelets, egg sandwiches, bagels, and hash browns are served diner-style. Continue reading
Every Thursday evening, food trucks park at the Weaver’s Way Co-Op store in the Mt. Airy section of Northwest Philadelphia. This week, the Mucho Bueno taco truck and Zsa’s Ice Cream were parked on the corner so we opted to have a dinner date seated alongside the trucks. Mucho Bueno is known for their creative Mexican-BBQ fusion tacos, but my husband and I decided to try the sandwiches instead. There were a lot of choices, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Sandwiches were large and served with a side of homemade tortilla chips. I was also pleased to find out that Mucho Bueno sources its ingredients locally. Even the tortillas for their tacos and chips are made in Philadelphia. The chicken and pork is smoked on their truck and the components of the sandwiches and tacos are homemade.