Basil Thyme Truck

Food Truck, Italian
Washington, DC 20004
(855) 588-7282
11:30am - 1:30pm
11:30am - 1:30pm
11:30am - 1:30pm
11:30am - 1:30pm
11:30am - 1:30pm



In June 2011, former IT professional Brian Farrell introduced the District of Columbia to homemade and gourmet lasagnas made with from-scratch pasta and served on the go. The "scratched" metal finish on this food truck is just where the hard work began for Basil Thyme. "It took me 250 hours with a drill and sandpaper to create the swirled-brushed aluminum look," said Farrell. "In the beginning, I had no funds for a fancy wrap, so I just hoped people would get it: scratched truck equals from-scratch food - and forgive our appearances in favor of our 100% hard work (and hopefully tasty) menu! People seem to like the finish though, so I think It's going to stick."


People also seem to really enjoy the food Farrell serves with the help of Chef Alberto Vega. There are five different kinds of artisan lasagnas, among them the Linda ("traditional" lasagna with seasoned beef), the Cantena (wine and shallot sautéed chicken with spinach), the Guiseppe (black truffle lasagna with gorgonzola and portobello truffle cream sauce), and the newer lobster or crab lasagnas -- it was the Washington City Paper’s readers' pick for second-best food truck in the city. And it looks like Washingtonians are about to be rewarded with double the basil and thyme.  Basil Thyme is about to launch its second truck: "Basil Thyme's Two." Farrell says it's going to focus exclusively on fresh pasta, with innovative techniques and specials.  "Now I'm working 70 hours a week, just to do lunch  - so I just wont have the same time to devote to decorating this new truck; it will definitely have to have a wrap," he joked. — Arthur Bovino, 11/13/2012


TWITTER: @BasilThymeDC


  • Beef lasagna was good, the salad was outstanding. Got the combo with a soda and cannoli for $13.20 (including tax). I was given the wrong soda, but the food got to me so quickly, I didn't even notice.
  • Delicious and they do take credit cards.
  • They do take cc now
  • Don't judge a truck by its cover. This lasagna is seriously good. Try one of the more adventurous ones.
  • The Lisetta is to die for.
  • Price for the combo has now increased to $13.20 but still worth it. The black truffle mushroom lasagna was awesome and my 16m old loved it too!
  • Combo is now $12 for all ($11 for entre alone)
  • One of the best food trucks in DC. Definitely try the lemonade with the combos; it makes for a nice change of pace.
  • This truck accepts debit/credit cards.
  • Amazingly delicious pasta and lasagna... and surprising not has "heavy" as you would expect. The salad served with entrees is made with incredibly fresh ingredients!
  • Delish! Offering several types of lasagna, all made from scratch, a side salad, drink, and a cannoli for dessert for $10! Fast and friendly service too, food is ready in 60 secs.
  • The combo is a great deal. So much cheese =delicious.