I have been chasing this truck down since I heard it existed. I am not sure why our schedules never aligned until this glorious day, but it was definitely worth the wait. The Jungle Curry with fried chicken in the above photo passed my husband’s spiciness test. There were many tasty sounding items on their menu; it made the decision hard on both of us. And while the Crab Red Curry caught my eye, I ended up settling on the Lemongrass Coconut Curry with pork meatballs, and a couple of bao buns to start.Continue reading
What in the world is a byrek? I had to consult my good friend Google on this matter. I learned it was a phyllo dough wrapped pocket of cheeses, veggies, and/or meats and baked until golden and served warm. These delicious pouches of yumminess hail from Eastern European countries like Turkey, Albania, and Croatia. They are made in all different shapes and sizes. The Authentik Byrek truck serves them in a large pie-shaped wedge.Continue reading
Having spent some of my childhood in Sicily, I was intrigued by the concept of a truck specializing in Sicilian cuisine. More specifically, arancini or “riceballs,” which are small balls of arborio rice (used to make risotto), traditionally filled with meat and peas, then rolled in breadcrumbs and deep fried until golden. The name “arancini” literally means “little orange” which likely refers to its appearance resembling the small fruit, as you can see in this photo: Continue reading
It was a blazing hot day, one of those sticky humid July summer days where the air feels thick, when I was in search of a truck that was not where it said it would be. Having made the trek over to Drexel University already, I took a peek at the trucks that were there and decided Pitruco Pizza would be lunch. I was intrigued by the glow of the wood-fired oven inside the truck, as well as the interesting combinations displayed on their menu. Continue reading
Foolish Waffles began their food truck journey in 2014 and I tried them at the Chestnut Hill Farmer’s Market, way before I started writing this blog. I recall thinking that they had something special, something that every food truck should strive for: a product that had fresh ingredients, creative ideas for specials, and friendly workers who cared about putting out great food. Since they opened, they have won several awards, including a Philadelphia Magazine 2014 Best of Philly award, 2015 Vendy Award, the Uproxx 2017 AND 2018 Best Food Truck in Pennsylvania award, one of the 101 Best Food Trucks in America by The Daily Meal, and the 2018 list of Top Food Trucks by Philadelphia Magazine.
With all of these accolades, does the waffle stand up to the hype? My answer, an emphatic YES. Continue reading
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.
The folks over at Teassert have expanded their operation. I previously reviewed their other truck 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!
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
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…