Foot Long Truck

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With a lunch special of $6 for a sandwich, fries, and a soda, I thought, this is one of the best deals on campus. Why haven’t I tried this before? The truth is, I haven’t heard much about this truck, so I decided to check it out.

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Taste of India

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A newcomer in the Temple food truck scene, Taste of India has become a popular addition to the campus. Taste of India opened in Spring 2018 and attracts hungry lunch-goers with its aromas of curries and spices. Lately, there is always a line, which is always a great sign for a food truck.

Rice platters include your choice of chicken or one of many veggies, rice, yogurt, chutney, and a salad. (Be sure to specify if you want the yogurt and what kind of chutney you want). Combo platters include your choice of main dish with naan (flatbread), papad (a thin and crispy seasoned dough), yogurt, chutney, salad, and a soda. They also offer rotating specials from day to day.

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4Brothers Loco Flavor: Updated Review

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Pernil platter with maduros and yellow rice

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Back in 2016, I reviewed 4Brothers Loco Flavor food truck in this review. At the time, the truck was pretty new and were probably still ironing out the kinks of their menu. The owner of the truck found my review are requested that I come back and give it another try. I am of course always game to try things again! The review I wrote wasn’t necessarily bad, but I am happy to report that the new menu they have is much better! Even the truck itself looks better with new signage and easy to read choices mapped out for you (click to enlarge photos):

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Royal Tea & Teriyaki Truck

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The folks over at Teassert have expanded their operation. I previously reviewed their other truckĀ in this post, but since then they have opened a brick and mortar shop in Chinatown, featuring Thai ice cream roll and bubble tea. Just recently, a new yellow truck has appeared on Norris Street at Liacouras Walk. This is a welcome addition to the Temple campus, since their last truck was splitting time between the campuses of UPenn, Drexel, and Temple, and we rarely got our turn. They have also added teriyaki combos to their menu, so you can get a meal and bubble tea in once place! Sign me up!

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Four Brothers Loco Flavor

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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.

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Kobawoo Express

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With so many Korean trucks on campus, it is refreshing to find one that has so many customizable options. Kobawoo Express just recently moved from its previous location (on 12th Street) to Montgomery Avenue. Guests choose between a rice plate lunchbox, ramen, or kimchi bibimbap. The lunchbox comes with your choice of meat and two sides, and the bibimbap comes by itself for $4 or with two sides for $6. My favorite was the ramen, which is a huge bowl of steamy soup with your choice of meat for $6. The side dishes change daily and there are usually about 18-20 choices.

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Richie’s Lunch Box

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img_5371img_5373Eternally 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

Ebi’s Lunch Cart

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School is back in session, so the trucks are back! Some of them have moved locations, including this halal cart which used to be located on 13th Street in front of Speakman Hall. This, along with The Mexican truck and the two NY halal carts that were on the corner in front of Tuttleman are now located across the street from the Student Center, in front of Ritter Hall.

Now I must post a disclaimer here: I have started grad school at Temple so I won’t have as much leisure time to write these blog posts, but I’ll there are still places I haven’t visited so I’ll be sure to post semi-frequently. On to the review…

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Temple Food Truck Map

I took a hiatus from this blog over the summer because a lot of the trucks were closed, but the fall semester has commenced with a few changes in locations for the trucks. Temple Now, the weekly publication put out by the university, just released an interactive food truck map, even accessible by mobile. I will be using this new tool to try out the many trucks I have yet to visit!

The map can be seen at this link: https://news.temple.edu/news/2016-08-31/campus-food-trucks-relocated

The Insomnia cookie truck appears to have closed in favor of a brick & mortar store on Cecil B. Moore and Broad Street, sandwiched between the (not yet opened) Honeygrow and the Temple Gear clothing store. No more cookies to tempt me outside of the Student Center.

Over the summer I’ve been frequenting Blaze Pizza, Crisp Kitchen (a sort of Honeygrow knockoff), Pot Belly Sandwiches, City Pizza, and Qdoba. They are not “mobile munchies” but definitely worth a try. Draught Horse is also undergoing a remodel, as well as Saxby’s coffee on Liacouras Walk. The latter now offers cold brew selections, but lately they have tended to run out by the afternoon.

I am thinking of adding a section to this blog that reviews non-mobile munches, as I’ve been asked by some of my readers. They claim that they still qualify as “mobile” since they are eaten on the go. I think that’s a bit of a stretch, but I can maybe tag them as “non-mobile” when I run out of trucks to visit? What are your thoughts…? Leave a comment or send me a message!