There’s a new taco truck on the Temple University campus, and they are serving up some delicious, authentic Mexican eats! I first visited this truck several weeks ago, and since then I have been back FOUR times. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Because I have visited so many times I have a lot to share about this much welcomed new addition to the Temple food truck community.Continue reading
The Dos Hermanos taco truck is a busy, busy eatery. It took me over a month for our schedules to align so that I could sample enough of their goodies to give a proper review. Dos Hermanos (Spanish for “two brothers”) is run by Manuel and Gabriel Lezama. The pair of brothers were on a mission to bring authentic Mexican tacos to Philadelphia. They make everything–including their tortillas–completely from scratch. It’s the small details like this that make this truck truly special. Continue reading
As I was walking past the Student Professional Organizations’ office, a smell of spices wafted out of the room. Some of my favorite students, officers from various student groups, sat in the room eating Indian food.
“What IS that?” I asked, my eyes widened. “And where did it come from?”
One of them offered me a bite of the Chicken Tikka. I asked the other, who is Indian, what he thought of the food.
“It’s good. Not very authentic but tastes good.”
I decided this would be my next venture for the blog. The next day I headed over to Samosa Deb’s, located in front of the Art building (why do they get so many of the best trucks over there??) and ordered the Chicken Tikka platter, which came with rice, pakora, veggies, and naan, all for $8.00.
I must preface this post by saying that I spent fifteen years of my youth living all over California. Mexican food has to be exceptional for me to gush about it. That said, I thought Mexican Grill Stand was decent. The food was freshly prepared and the prices were excellent. Service was friendly and quick, and the portions were sizeable.
The first time I ate lunch on Temple’s campus, I visited this truck and ordered the pork with salsa verde and an order of chips & guacamole. I remember the chips were a bit stale and hard, so I just put the guacamole on my tacos. Delicious! However, a bit pricey at around $10 for 2 tacos and guac and a drink, compared to other trucks nearby. Most trucks on campus are closer to $5 and a lot of them give a free can of soda with a $5 purchase.
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.