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The thread title is short for "Food Trucks - Great Food or the Greatest Food?"

So yes, I've been on a major food truck kick, as of late. (I blame Anthony Bourdain and his profile of the Ludo Truck) And between amazing mobile culinary treats like the Ludo Truck, the Lobsta Truck, and the Cool Haus truck, I may never go back to fast food again.

So are there any of these mobile trucks in your neighborhood? And what are some of your faves that I could potentially add to my growing list of mobile goodness?




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Sadly, no. There was one up where I work (rocketstreetfood.com), but they pulled up stakes and moved to Providence.





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We have 3 different ones that are in the same one block area. One of them is there really late at night, I've seen it at 1-2 AM on my way home from being out. I believe they're all taco trucks, although one occasionally does offer BBQ.



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You have not done food trucks until you've done food trucks in downtown Portland, OR.

Seriously. It's the thing I'm going to miss most about Oregon if I ever move.




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.48
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    You have not done food trucks until you've done food trucks in downtown Portland, OR.

Metro New York would like to have a word with you about that.

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Don't make me fight you.

http://www.foodcartsportland.com/

Seriously, just browse it




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The Blues City Biscuits cart looks very enticing.

And you can't go wrong with a menu item named "Booker T". MAH GOODNESS!




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I'm no longer there, but I have a younger friend (mid-20s) who lives on food trucks in Chicago.



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I work at 53rd & Park - right in the area where restaurants & police have made it next to impossible for the Food Trucks to park here. We used to have Korilla (The Food Truck Race Cheaters) outside our building twice a week.

and It's False is right - CoolHaus is worth the wait in line.



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Portland has NYC beat in the food truck department. Would love to go back to Portland and spend a week hitting all the ones that look good.
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Yeah, LA, SF & PDX are supposed to be awesome for "food truck scene". Here in Phoenix/Scottsdale, we apparently have some annoying laws on the books that get in the way of a thriving food truck community. However, it's become enough of a food phenomenon, that we have some, & they're very good. Biggest problem for me is that they're mostly downtown Phoenix, & I'm something like 20 miles away. I'll drive for a destination restaurant, but driving to a food truck just seems wrong!
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Sadly Chicago is very behind in the whole food truck scene due to overregulation and an uncooperative city council. Essentially there is no prep allowed on a truck in Chicago as all food prep has to be done in a licensed brick/mortar kitchen.



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The closest thing to a food truck I've ever experienced is the sausage and peppers cart outside the Boston House of Blues. What a delicious end to a night of dancing, and in the winter it's just enough to keep you warm for the walk back to the subway.



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I'm pretty sure I've never seen a food truck here in chicago.
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    Originally posted by spf
    Sadly Chicago is very behind in the whole food truck scene due to overregulation and an uncooperative city council. Essentially there is no prep allowed on a truck in Chicago as all food prep has to be done in a licensed brick/mortar kitchen.


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    Originally posted by spf
    Sadly Chicago is very behind in the whole food truck scene due to overregulation and an uncooperative city council. Essentially there is no prep allowed on a truck in Chicago as all food prep has to be done in a licensed brick/mortar kitchen.


DC is trying to have a food truck scene, but Metro PD is being accused of harassing the trucks for being illegally parked and being singled out for tickets while other obvious parking violations right next to them go unnoticed/unticketed.





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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.09
    Originally posted by theremin
    I'm pretty sure I've never seen a food truck here in chicago.

http://chicagofoodtrucks.com/Chicago_Food_Trucks/Trucks_Rolling.html



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My friend says he has had chicken cordon blue, barbecue, frozen yogurt (apparently, many times) as well as the more common things like dogs.

I just texted him. - Culture is the name of the Yogurt truck.

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Austin has a lot of supposedly really good food trucks, but I mostly hear that from others or see them featured on food tv shows as I don't live or work close enough to downtown where most of them are to bother eating at them.

Unless you count the roving neighborhood taco trucks.
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Since: 26.3.03
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Things I've learned from the food truck craze:

-For each food type, there's usually an innovator truck and a bunch of copycats. Find out who the innovator was (Kogi, for example) and stick to buying from them.
-No truck food is worth waiting more than a few minutes for, although a lot of times the food is quite good.
-You will almost always feel regret over spending 8 to 10 dollars on a sandwich, hot dog, tacos, etc.
-Local brick-and-mortar restaurants/food vendors kind of get screwed by these trucks that show up, take all their lunch business, and leave. Support them too, if you can.



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