There is no shortage of choices here at E&E Gourmet, where photos of and menu signs surround the entire truck with everything from burgers to wraps to breakfast to rice platters and Middle Eastern selections. One morning, I was not feeling my usual breakfast of oatmeal or yogurt, so I stopped at the truck to check out the omelette choices.
I have had so many people recommend the crepe truck to me, I finally ventured over to 12th and Norris to try one. I was amazed at the number of combinations available! The Creperie truck lived up to its reputation, with quality ingredients. You could probably eat here everyday for a month and not get have the same thing twice. You can change up toppings and sauces, meats and veggies, and cheeses.
Location: In front of the Tyler School of Art building on 12th and Norris
Would you look at the size of these tacos?! I was shocked as I opened up my container to find these huge chicken tacos, topped with pickled onions and sweet red chili sauce, seated on a bed of lettuce, encased in a flour tortilla. I could only finish two of them. Chop Chop is a Vietnamese food truck that serves tacos, banh mi, and rice platters in your choice of chicken or pork. For vegetarians, they have tofu served as banh mi or as a rice platter.
The three huge tacos sell for $6 in any of these flavors. Banh mi are $4.50 and rice platters are $6.50. Every order comes with a free can of soda or bottle of water. They run several rotating specials written on neon lit boards. They also offer several types of hot tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.
Curry shrimp taco and al pastor tacos with fresh pineapple salsa
I sampled Calle del Sabor tacos at the Manayunk StrEAT food truck festival in September 2015. Spanish for “street flavor,” Calle del Sabor opened their truck in 2012. They have a varied menu with flavors such as Korean pork tacos, curry shrimp, beef brisket, and Baja fish tacos. Rotating specials are often available.
The items I chose were a la carte, so I chose 2 al pastor tacos and one curry shrimp. The shrimp was big and juicy, and bursting with spicy curry. You might be wondering why most of the third taco in the photo is gone. It’s because I was really hungry and I ate most of the shrimp taco before I could take a photo. It was my favorite taco of the two that I tried, and al pastor is usually my favorite.