….according to moi
One of the best things about living in the city is easy access to all sorts of food. Between celebrity chef’s grand openings, concept pop up restaurants, and lines that go around the block for the newest “it” thing, you really cant get bored. So here in the city who needs a drive through? For quick, tasty, quality made street food & international cuisine hit up a Food Truck.
Swlizzler: Self imposed with the task to #MakeHotdogsGreatAgain these guys are serving up some of the best hotdogs (and French fries!) in the city . The recipe I cant get enough of is the Leonardo Dog Vinci : House made pesto, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and balsamic glaze on a grass-fed all beef hotdog, cut into their signature “swizzle” shape and served on a pretzel bun. Trust me when I say its EVEN more delicious than it sounds. Be sure to spend a little extra to get the flavorful hand cut parmesan truffle fries with your order. Being the French fry enthusiast that I am, I’ve grilled a few of them on what the secret to making their fries so delicious is , and I may or may not have gotten the answer, but you’ll have to ask them for yourself. The guys on the truck are super friendly, & not to mention cute; Check them out on Instagram to find out where the truck is daily @SwizzlerFoods.
TaKorean – Started out as DC’s first and most popular Korean taco truck. I love this place, the food is great and its affordable. Especially if you stop by on $2 Taco Tuesday. Described as a delicious combination of Korean flavors with a Mexican twist, they’re serving up tacos , rice bowls and slaw bowls with ingredients like kimchi , spiced kale , organic soft egg, avocado crema , lime crema, sriracha , fresh cilantro, and more , on your choice of protein or veggie/vegan options. Ask one of the servers which toppings go best with which protein and they’ll enthusiastically tell you “I recommend them all!“. In addition to the truck you can find them 6 days a week at Union Market as well as in the Twelve12 complex in The Yards near Nats Stadium. IG: @TaKorean
DC Empanadas– DC’s only mobile gourmet empanadas, with literally dozens of beef pork , chicken and vegetarian options you can easily find one or twenty empanadas perfect for you. Each one is handmade and filled with flavor. Favorites include El Toro:Chipotle Beef, Onions, Garlic, Cilantro, Black Beans, Cheddar Cheese & Corn, Executive Order – Bacon Cheeseburger with Grilled Vidalia Onions , and Pollo de Primavera– Diced White Meat Chicken Sautéed with Onions, Potatoes & Cilantro tossed with White Wine & Latin Seasonings. They have a rotating menu so you can always expect something you haven’t had before. Check twitter or IG @DCEmpanadas for their most up to date location daily & When you order at the Union Market location : buy 2 empanadas get one free(11-2pm)!
There are so many unique food trucks in DC this list could go on and on, if you want to try them all here are some fun events where you can find a bunch in the same place. Wednesdays at NoMa Summer Screen, Fridays outside of Jazz in the Garden, & Monthly at Truckaroo @ the fairgrounds