Top 5: Keep on (Food) Truckin’!

posted by , Arcadia, '14 on January 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

They’re bright. They’re tasty. They’re everywhere.

And that’s just how Philadelphians like their food trucks! But things can get a bit overwhelming with such a wide variety rolling around the city.

Have no fear, Campus Philly is here! Here are the food trucks we’d walk 5,000 miles and 5,000 more to get to (in no particular order):

1. Philly Delicias

What to Look For: The truck is black and yellow with a delicious looking mural of corn, black beans, avocado and other vegetables.

Type of Food: Basic homemade Latin street food.

What to Order: Pabellon Arepa (cotija cheese, plantains, shredded beef, and black beans), or the Domino Arepa (cotija cheese and black beans) for veggies.

2. Sugar Philly

What to Look For: A powdery blue sky with a red umbrella and a darker blue hill painted on the truck.

Type of Food: High-end desserts served at your convenience, including macaroons and cheesecake.

What to Order: Their Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee. They torch the topping to order and it’s a very generous portion of delicious, authentic French goodness.

3. Lucky Old Souls

What to Look For: A jazzy truck with a large music note on it in earthy shades of brown.

Type of Food: Locally sourced and house-made burgers, fries and milkshakes with a quirky attitude.

What to Order: Their hand cut fries (cooked in peanut oil, FYI) with their roasted garlic mayo, house-made ketchup and their salted caramel milkshake. All your faves, gone fancy.

4. The Dapper Dog

What to Look For: A bright red truck with a mural of dapper hot dogs with cartoon y script.

Type of Food: Hot dogs that had a makeover.

What to Order: The Chili-Chz–it’s their hot dog with their homemade chili and cheddar cheese. If you’re feeling particularly hungry try the Jersey Special–American cheese, potatoes, peppers and onions.

5. The Sexy Green Truck

What to Look For: A green truck with a huge line around Temple.

Type of Food: Veggie and meat friendly sandwiches, pitas and even some fried items.

What to Order: The eggplant parm sandwich…or the chicken with hummus pita….or their waffle cheese fries.

You know, with choices like this, no one would blame you if you visited them all!

You can contact Rebecca Hannaford at rhannaford@arcadia.edu.

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