From cupcakes to chicken and waffles, crepes to pocket pies, just about anything your taste buds desire is being served out of food trucks, culinary carts or other restaurants on wheels. You'll find them on random street corners at lunch, camped out on the edge of local farmers markets each week and parked strategically between the nightclub and your car at 2 a.m. Face it, resistance is futile.
Here are 10 of our favorites, plus a full lineup of local trucks and those "serving now" from our partners at FoodTrucksIn.com.
Bernie's Burger Bus: Talk about old school. Bernie's Burger Bus is a newfangled take on the classic American hamburger. Everything is made from scratch using all natural Black Angus. And each burger has a school-based personality, from "The Principal" with bread-and-butter pickles and garlic roasted tomatoes (electives include bacon and Texas cheddar) to "The Kindergartners" two mini-burgers with bleu cheese and Applewood smoked bacon. The hand-cut fries are served with an aioli that's pretty spectacular. @BerniesBurgers
The Waffle Bus:Don't expect a plain waffle from this food truck. With savory smoked salmon waffles and sweet Nutella and banana waffles, The Waffle Bus turns a classic breakfast food into a delicious gourmet dish to be enjoyed at any time of day. @TheWaffleBus
Frosted Betty: Forget the ice cream man, he's got nothing on Nicole Mora's treat-filled dessert truck. Want to know where to look for those delicious cupcakes, cookies and brownies? Track Mora's Twitter (@luvfrostedbetty) for regular updates on where she's currently camped out, selling sweet snacks to faithful followers.
It's a Wrap: The Thai steak wrap at It's a Wrap is a definite winner. So are the deep-fried macaroni and cheese balls. This particular truck is a frequent visitor to the City Hall Farmer's Market and other regular stops on the food truck circuit. Many of the options have an ethnic flare (chicken tikka masala) and are fairly healthy-except for those mac ‘n cheese balls of course. @ItsAWrapTruck
Melange Creperie: A Parisian-style creperie on Lower Westheimer, Melange has become a Montrose staple. You can get crepes filled with two ingredients "mélange a deux" or three "mélange a trois." The menu is always changing based on the freshest ingredients but you'll always find sweet as well as savory options, such as ham, egg and cheese. @MelangeCreperie
Happy Endings: This food truck's name is misleading, with juicy hot dogs and fluffy buns, you will be happy from the second you start eating. Happy Endings takes the American hot dog and tops it with international flavors from kimchi to queso. With new addition Taco Baos, Happy Endings is infusing more Asian flavors into this already worldly truck. @happyendingsHTX
Phamily Bites: A little bit of pho, a cup and a dream. That's what went into Phamily Bites, a lunch and late night Asian concept from proprietor Van Pham. The pho here is definitely the signature-with a full-bodied, flavorful broth, beef, noodles, herbs and goodness. Another must-try is the Pham family recipe eggrolls made with pork and crab. Phamily Bites also delivers a killer banh mi. @PhamilyBites
Pi Pizza Truck: There's something wonderful about piping hot pizza out of a truck. And the guys at Pi know exactly how to do it. We're talking about an outside-the-box menu that includes The Outdoorsman (venison sausage, cherries in port wine syrup and mozzarella) and the Noches Borracho (fire-roasted tomato/mescal compote, Mexican Coke marinated tri-tip, mozzarella and cilantro/lime salsa). And if you don't want to hunt them down at one of their various locations, Pi Pizza also delivers to a select area. @PiPizzaTruck
The Rice Box: Talk about fun. This truck has a futuristic feel and dumplings that will blow you away. Another definite must is the General Tso's chicken, which you can get topped with a fried egg upon request. Try the Golden Doomba special and a rotation of healthy and veggie dishes. @RiceBoxTruck P.S. their Twitter feed is kind of hilarious.
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