Food trucks are all about unity. It’s where different culinary traditions come together – where Mexican meets Korean, where comfort meets refined, and where some the fanciest fare from Houston’s restaurants can be served out of a window of a trailer parked at a local brewpub.
Food trucks are representing a type of edible democracy. They’re for the people. They’re tasty; they’re cheap, and they’re gaining popularity all over town. So many have sprung up in the past few years, in fact, that we’ve assembled a partial list here to help you choose from a few of our favorites.
The Modular Unit
Joshua Martinez and a rotating crew of guest chefs head up this truck. The Modular is hard to miss. It’s covered in brilliant, multicolored art – thick black lines between brightly colored shapes that call to mind a stained glass window or the wings of a butterfly.
At a basic level, the food that they serve is unmistakably oceanic – there’s shrimp gumbo, lobster risotto, stone crab and more delicious beasts of the sea. Some non-seafood dishes of note include their sweetbreads, glazed with General Tso sauce. The menu rotates on a pretty regular basis, so you’re as likely to get pulled pork, spicy chicken or edamame as the innovative dishes. Check out their twitter feed for more information.
Foreign Policy Truck
Foreign Policy is a truly international food truck. They claim four main influences – Korean, Greek, Mexican and American. Many food trucks attempt to bring in one or two of these cuisines, but the highly ambitious folks at Foreign Policy take them all on, and they succeed.
They serve tacos, pita, fries and more, mixing and matching from the different culinary cultures they love. No country, however, can claim credit for their Donut Bacon Cheeseburger. That’s an invention uniquely their own, and one that transcends feelings of patriotism and nationalism. You have to have one.
This food truck, and the cousins behind it were featured on a recent season of Shark Tank. Since then, they’ve had a run of media appearances – they’ve talked to Katie Couric, appeared on Good Morning America, and a visit from Queen Latifah. Media coverage isn’t edible, of course. But the lobster that they serve is. Their lobster rolls will melt-in-your-mouth. And their prices are relatively reasonable.
Bernie’s Burger Bush
Get on the bus! It’s not a food truck – it’s a food bus, big long and yellow, full of burgers and fries. What more could you want? The burgers are big and dripping with cheese. The fries are delicious and come with novel toppings. They cater events. They’re friendly and ready to serve up some delightful grub. Good stuff.
This list is just a primer. There are many more food trucks in Houston. These little roaming symbols of gastronomic unity are becoming more and more popular in H-town, and if you haven’t tried one out yet, it’s only a matter of time.
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