What’s Your Favorite DC Food Truck?

I never thought I would order food from a truck but these treats are not your typical tourist food trap.

Now that I’m working in Rosslyn I’ve become accustomed to the food carts that park themselves right outside the Gannett building.

First I tried a Gryo at the Metro Halal Food Cart, because if you know me you know I love Halal food. It’s pretty good and my former co-worker/foodie Kristen agrees.

Once I popped my food cart cherry I had to check out the other regulars, including District Taco. The breakfast tacos I had there were awesome, I ordered three which were probably more than I actually needed- good to note for future breakfast meals. (Also good for company lunches- NMS loves District Taco!)

The next food cart I’m trying to track down is Vietnamese sandwich truck Rebel Heroes. As a proud Vietnamese American, I know my mom would be delighted to hear that I’m actually actively seeking to eat Banh-Mi for lunch. New blogger friend Stacey Viera recently got to talk with owner Tan Nguyen who told her they are “revolutionizing the sub.”

Of course these mobile food providers join a growing list of DC area mobile restaurateurs. It appears that you can get everything from Pizza to Cupcakes from a truck. Even local salad chain Sweetgreen is joining in the fun with their Sweetflow truck. However some of the most well known DC food trucks specialize in more foreign cuisine.

The Fojol Brothers have been recognized as the Best Mobile Food Truck by Washington City Paper. They serve Indian dishes with flair- just visit the site and look at the family portrait!

Sauca serves up global menu of dishes and not only do they sell food from around the world but music as well.

Like many of the above businesses, On The Fly has an eye towards the planet and tries to run a green operation through electric powered GEM carts that haul their warez.

I’m sure there’s even more out there- I know that Pupatella is currently in the process to roll out around the Arlington area, what’s your favorite DC Food Truck/Cart?

4 Comments so far

  1. muckraker (unregistered) on May 6th, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    So far my favorite is Sauca, but I really want to try Rebel Heroes

  2. Stephen (unregistered) on May 6th, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    The Korean Cart at 14th and L (not to be confused with the Korean Cart at 15th and K) is awesome. I 2nd the need to try Rebel Heroes.

  3. Daniel (unregistered) on May 6th, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

    The crepes at Choupi (just another block from the Gannet building across from the shimmer building/adjacent to McD is pretty tasty.

  4. Patrick (dmbosstone) on May 10th, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    Aw man these choices sound tasty- thanks for chiming in!

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