Dec 20 2012
Food and Drink

My DC Food Truck Obsession

I have indeed fallen for the food truck frenzy. I just adore them and their gourmet goodness! I want to try every single one of them! Alas, I haven’t had the chance to do that yet, but here are the few I have tried. . .

The Big Cheese Truck – Mt. Fuji: Brie, Fuji Apple, Honey on Multi-Grain
May 9, 2011 – Delicious! Quick service, nice & friendly people on the truck, but next time I’ll stick with the basics — barely buzzed (cheddar on sourdough).
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The Big Cheese on Urbanspoon

CapMacDC – Goat Cheese Mac with a Spring Pea Pesto
May 10, 2011 – This was so amazingly delicious! Goat cheese is my favorite cheese ever and I love the combo with the pesto! Quick service and the people on the truck were nice and friendly. The only thing I might do differently next time would be to try the regular “CapMac and Cheese”, which seems like a trend. Perhaps when trying a food truck for the first time I should stick with the tried and true before venturing for the new and different!
Socialize: Facebook | Twitter – @CapMacDC | Food Truck Fiesta | Website
CapMac on Urbanspoon

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CapMacDC – closed box with fork!

[image - CapMacDC - Goat Cheese Mac with a Spring Pea Pesto]
CapMacDC – Goat Cheese Mac with a Spring Pea Pesto

CapMacDC – Classic CapMac ‘n Cheese
May 24, 2011 – Also very delicious and piping hot (which was great!), though the cheese-its on top were kinda weird.

[image - CapMacDC - Classic CapMac 'n Cheese]
CapMacDC – Classic CapMac ‘n Cheese

Sweetbites – Tripple European Chocolate
May 24, 2011 – This chocolatey goodness was quite the tasty post-mac-‘n-cheese dessert!
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Sweetbites Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

[image - Sweetbites - Tripple European Chocolate]
Sweetbites – Tripple European Chocolate

Sabor’a Street – Spanish Chorizo Arepas
June 9, 2011 – So amazingly delicious! A little spicy . . . Next time I think I want to try the chicken or beef. The day I went, the chips weren’t coming out right, so I got the arepas for $7 instead of both for $10. Update: unfortunately, this food truck has retired from the streets of DC.

Sabor'a Street - Spanish Chorizo Arepas
Sabor’a Street – Spanish Chorizo Arepas

SaucaMobile – Beef Schwarma ($8)
June 16, 2011 – this truck was ok, kinda good… not outstanding, but not bad. I saw them on tv on Eat Street (a Cooking Channel show), so I was expecting a little more from this one. Maybe I need to try something else to get that “wow”?
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KabobTruck – Lamb with Rice & Salad, Side of Chickpeas ($9 + $1 tip)
June 29, 2011 – So amazingly delicious! So much so it rivals my #1 fav — CapMacDC! I might even go as far as to say that this is heaven on a plate! 🙂 It is truly restaurant quality (gourmet) food, but from a food truck. It’s not greasy, and very flavorful. I got the ‘not spicy’ but it still had a bit of a kick to it (which is definitely not a bad thing, just something I’m pointing out). In any case – overall, this one gets an A+ from me!
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[image - KabobTruck - Lamb with Rice & Salad, Side of Chickpeas]
KabobTruck – Lamb with Rice & Salad, Side of Chickpeas

DC Empanadas – 1 Asher, 1 South Street, 1 Divine Swine ($9 + $1 tip in cash)
August 5, 2011 – I’ve been waiting for so long to go to this truck, because whenever they were in Metro Center it never worked out with my schedule! So, I was so glad today when it finally did work out, even though the empanadas on the menu for the day weren’t exactly my cup of tea I thought I’d be adventurous and try them anyways. I ordered 1 South Street (Philly style cheese steak with Wiz, onions & sweet peppers), 1 Asher (think veggie pizza inside an empanada), and 1 Divine Swine (pulled BBQ pork featuring No. 5 sauce from the BBQ bus)… so I liked the South Street, but I don’t think I would get it again. While I’m not kosher, I don’t really like mixing milk & meat. It seams a bit odd to me having not grown up with it that blatantly (the only exception being lasagna). The Asher was good, but I think I prefer to keep pizza ingredients on a pizza. And the Divine Swine wasn’t bad considering I don’t really eat pork, but I knew I wanted to try it anyways. So, I think I’ll try and go back to the truck when the menu for the day is more to my liking.
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DC Empanadas on Urbanspoon

[image - DC Empanadas, from L to R - South Street, Asher, Divine Swine]
DC Empanadas, from L to R – South Street, Asher, Divine Swine

CapMacDC – Classic CapMac ‘n Cheese ($6 + $1 tip)
February 21, 2012 – It was not as delicious as I remember . . . and again, the cheese-its crumbled on the top were weird. I think next time I am going to ask them to go light on that — or better yet wait until the goat cheese mac returns to their menu!

District Taco
There was a day I tried the District Taco stand at the Court House farmer’s market, but alas, I can’t find a photo or a tweet or any notes about it, so I don’t remember when it was or what I ate . . . but I do remember it was yummy! So props to them for making it memorable!
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District Taco on Urbanspoon

STIX – Steak Trio ($13 total = $10 for the trio + $1 tax + $2 tip)
November 13, 2012 – The steak trio came with a with an aoli dipping sauce and the tomatoes & cukes with sauce, which were all AMAZINGLY delicious! The steak was very well marinated — juicy, tender, and cooked JUST right (not overdone or underdone)! The portions were good. It was just enough food for me and it was not too heavy. The aoli dipping sauce was quite tasty and the veggies were very crisp and fresh! I especially liked that on their website (though their online menu doesn’t list everything they serve on the truck), posts the Weight Watcher Points Plus values of their menu items — quite handy for a weight watcher goer like myself! 🙂
Socialize: Facebook | Twitter – @EatSTIX | Food Truck Fiesta | Website
Stix on Urbanspoon

[image - steak skewer with baby red bliss potatoes]
steak skewer with baby red bliss potatoes

[image - STIX - Salad on a skewer]
STIX – Salad on a skewer

Pho Junkies – #4 – Pho Your Way ($10 + $1 tip)
December 18, 2012 – For those that don’t know, pho is vietnamese noodle soup. Option #4 lets you choose three meat varieties to add to your soup. I chose steak, brisket and flank. My soup was quite warm and delicious — perfect for a cold, dreary, gloomy day! They not only gave us chop sticks, but also one of those nifty plastic asian soup spoons!! We also got hoisen (? I think) dipping sauce for the meat.
Socialize: Facebook | Twitter – @PhoJunkies | Food Truck Fiesta | Website
Pho Junkies Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

[Pho Junkies – #4: Pho Your Way]
Pho Junkies – #4: Pho Your Way

To help me in my journey of trying every single DC food truck, I not only follow them on twitter . . . I have also created a twitter list, and look at the Food Truck Fiesta Food Truck Tracker Map to see which ones are nearby. May you too enjoy all the DC food truck gourmet goodness!

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2 thoughts on “My DC Food Truck Obsession”

  1. LOVE food trucks!!! My favorite food truck I went to in DC was Takorean. The bulgogi taco is to die for! Also Truckeroo is the best and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t yet.

    1. I haven’t tried TaKorean yet, but it is definitely on my list of ones to try! Haven’t heard of Bulgogi tacos, but I’ll check it out. And I have been dying to go to Truckaroo, but have had something else planned every single time there’s been one!

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