I was chatting with a friend of mine, who brought up the Green Truck as one of his favorites on campus. He said he refused to call it “sexy” but the breakfast egg pitas were excellent, especially when asparagus is in season and the asparagus egg pita was on the menu. I later found out that the Green Truck has a ton of breakfast and lunch items to choose from!
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.
“Best gyro you will ever have!” Ernie proclaimed proudly as he handed me my lunch. “I’ve been here running this truck for 37 years, I’ve seen people come and go. But I love it! It is the best thing when people come back and tell me the food is good.” I smiled and thanked him for my lunch. It’s great to see people who love what they do, and I was optimistic about his food. But there was something else that excited me about this warm brown bag of food I was clutching and about to ingest.
This popular truck always seems to have a line of eager people waiting. Chicken is prepared in almost every way possible – chicken fingers, chicken panini, salads with grilled chicken, crispy chicken sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, wraps, chicken cheesesteaks, the list goes on. The menu also includes breakfast menu items like egg sandwiches, omelets, bagels, french toast, and pancakes. Burgers, hoagies, and cheesesteaks round out this varied menu.
Go early or call in to get your order faster. Today I had planned on getting their spicy crispy chicken sandwich and the wait was 20 minutes.
Location: On Montgomery between 13th Street and Broad Street
Phone number: (215) 763-7343
Pay: Cash or Credit
Cuisine: American, Greek
What I tried: Grilled Chicken Salad, Chicken Broccoli Panini
A friend recommended the humongous grilled chicken salad. The chicken is marinated in herbs and lemon, and grilled until perfectly tender. This sits upon a mountain of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomato with a sliced hard boiled egg. A large side of dressing is the perfect amount for the portion of salad. The veggies were fresh and crisp and the meal was filling. Overall, a pretty good deal for $6.75.
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
Phone number: (215) 778-4771
Pay: Cash or Credit
What I tried: Sirloin with blue cheese, all veggies; Peach, strawberry, and caramel
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Full disclosure here: I hadn’t planned on starting a blog when I took the photos you will see in my first post, so I apologize for the quality. They were quick snaps I had planned to use as a reference for future orders, and then I got the idea to start this blog.
Location: Parked near Broad and Montgomery Streets
Phone number: 267-225-8624, to call in or text orders
Pay: Cash only
Cuisine: Asian, American, Breakfast, and Vegetarian selections
What I tried: Lemongrass Pork and Rice Platter
Delivery: This truck uses Habitat for their food delivery service.
On this day I was craving some Asian food and the lemongrass pork platter caught my eye as I was making my rounds past the many food trucks at Temple University. It is priced well at $5.50 and includes lettuce and tomato, rice, lots of marinated and grilled pork, and an over-medium fried egg. Judging by the menu items I am assuming this leans more towards Vietnamese food.