Food Shark: Not Just Any Old Desert Food Truck

Not Just Any Old Desert Food Truck

Not just any old food truck, Marfa’s Food Shark, depending on where you’re coming from of course, just may be one of the most out-of-the-way trucks you can pilgrimage to. But this tiny desert town is home to food trucks with some personality, and the folks behind Food Shark since 2006 (chef Krista Steinhauer and Adam Bork) describe their menu as "Mediterranean-by-way-of-West-Texas."

Bork is an artist-musician who advertises around town with his collection of old cars, including a Barcelona matador that was actually made to fly in one Bond movie. They also accept call-ins when it gets cold, but the location is all about the metrosexual gallerina scene.

The Food Shark's lead menu item, on which most of the rest of the menu is based, is the Marfalafel, a large flour tortilla filled with falafel balls, fresh romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, tahini, yogurt, harissa sauce, and hummus. Desert falafel that does you right, don’t mess.

Arthur Bovino is The Daily Meal's executive editor. Follow Arthur on Twitter.