Washington, D.C. Food Truck Roundup

Hunt down these trucks for diverse cuisine

Although they can be hard to find, food trucks often dish out a variety of tasty, inexpensive cuisine. The Washington, D.C. area is home to a dynamic set of trucks that serve everything from exclusively meatballs to funnel cakes.

Ball or Nothing only serves meatballs. Pick from veggie, chicken, or ghost chile varieties. Find the truck @theballtruck. Mobile bakery and dairy bar Captain Cookie & the Milkman supplies D.C. residents with cookies, local milk, and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches. Captain Cookie will put ice cream flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, along with two other options that rotate weekly, between a choice of traditional cookie offerings like chocolate chip or peanut butter and inventive creations like cardamom snickerdoodle, cocoa cayenne espresso, and pumpkin muffaroons.  The Pie Truck offers savory pies (pork barbeque and tofu curry), sweet pies (cherry, pecan, and sweet potato), and quiches. Be sure to ask for fresh whipped cream from this truck that’s an offshoot of the restaurant Dangerously Delicious Pies located on H Street in D.C. Find the truck @ThePieTruckDC.  The D.C. Greek Food Truck serves up its titular cuisine with offerings like Greek salad, gyros, chicken over rice, chicken over pita, and a vegetable platter. Find the truck @dc_greekfood. Curley’s Q BBQ provides hungry folks with smoked, farm-fresh meats. Choose from pulled chicken, pork, brisket, or ribs and get a "solo" with meat served on a Kaiser roll, house vinegar-based slaw, and a jalapeño or a "plate" that comes with everything mentioned above along with today’s side and a bag of chips.  Pick from a choice of sandwich, salad, or sliders topped with crab or lobster at Feelin Crabby?  Pho Junkies serves up this Vietnamese noodle soup dish with choice of meat including chicken, steak, tripe, meatball or spring, summer, or shrimp rolls out of a zombie-themed truck.  Stix grills its steak, chicken, vegetable, and fruit dishes and serves them all on sticks. The truck’s website even provides Weight Watcher’s point values for diet-conscious eaters. For those who are not on a diet or just have room for more, it also serves cake pops. El Fuego dishes out authentic Peruvian cuisine inside of a vehicle decorated like a fire truck. Find the truck @elFuegoDc. Eat at Crepes de Pouce Gras (crepes of "fat thumb" in French) and support the owner’s handmade hat program that provides hair-loss patients, mainly cancer victims, with beanies for free.  Greatest American Hot Dogs’ menu includes a variety of dogs named after spots in the country, like the Rockville Reuben Dog — a Hebrew National or Vienna Beef split and char-grilled, topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and "angry" sauce — or the Atlanta Dog with char-grilled Vienna Beef, skin-on hot dog smothered in homemade chili sauce, and topped with melted cheese and onions. Guests also can dine on whirly fries, an entire potato on a stick that's cut in a spiral, or WaffSticks, a waffle on a stick coated in a choice of chocolate, marshmallow, peanut butter, caramel, or strawberry sauce.  Stake out the Takorean truck for its Korean BBQ tacos. Choose a meat option of Bulgogi steak, tangy chicken, or caramelized tofu and pick toppings ranging from lime cream to spicy Sriracha sauce. http://takorean.com For empanadas filled with choice of beef, chicken, pork ,or vegetarian options, hit up DC Empanadas. Track down the Halal Grill Food Truck for halal food including chickpeas over rice, Shish kabob, chicken on rice, or gyros. 


Teresa Tobat is the Washington, D.C. Travel City Editor for The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @ttobat88. View her website at teresaktobat.com.

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