Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mobile Vendors with Specialty Fare

I am not following the food truck scene as closely as I did for a while in 2010. There have been many new trucks hitting the streets, many of them, unfortunately, aimed at the bar crowd. At one time I think I had the most complete list of these 'chef-driven trucks' and vendors offering ethnic cuisines other than Mexican, but no more. The Houston Food Trucks site is keeping track of the former, anyway, and EatDrinkHouston keeps track of the tweets of a few of the most popular ones.

And what to call this category? Gourmet?, Chef-driven?, Gastro-carts?, Luxe Loncheras? I'm at a loss but I like to create categories and these vendors are clearly different than the loncheras and other mobile vendors mostly aimed at the working classes - different, oh so trendy, but not necessarily better.
Since I do not have much of a sweet tooth haven't visited any of that variety but I list them anyway.

Bare Bowls Truck,
, report here.

Bernie's Burger Bus - a school bus serving grass-fed Black Angus beef burgers. Check their Twitter page for the schedule. Picture here. A second unit is in the works and apparently also a brick-and-mortar operation for downtown.

Chi'Lantro - another Korean-Mexican fusion truck and another truck from an Austin operator.  Kimchi fries are supposed to be good; I've had the 'burger' with pork (Korean pulled pork) and would definitely order again - nice balance of ingredients, great, fresh bun.

CM Roadie - a food truck from Central Market.

Cooper's Po-Boy Express - New Orleans style po-boys. Report here.

CoreanosHTx - a Houston based unit of a popular Austin truck, 'Mexican Cuisine with Korean in the Middle.' Reviewed here.

Frosted Betty, a bakery in Katy with a mobile unit (see the Contact page).

Fusion Taco, gourmet Asian fusion tacos. Website and Twitter.

Green Seed Vegan - picture here.

Gypsy Donuts

Htownstreats, a truck with a varied menu, on Twitter, reviewed here.

It's a Wrap! Truck

Kurbside Eatz
Comfort food with an Asian Twist.  Reviewed here. Melange Creperie - on Facebook and on Twitter, in the parking lot of Mango's, 403 Westheimer, reviewed here, not mobile but one of our best street food stops.

No Borders - a truck from Sylvia's Enchiladas. Keep up with the schedule on Twitter. Reviewed here.

PiPizza Truck - "Gourmet pizza without the attitude. It's pizza, it's supposed to be fun."

Oh My! Pocket Pies, reviewed here.

Roasted, a mobile bistro and catering service still in the construction phase.


Sub-on-the-Way, Houston's first kosher taco truck?, spotted a long time ago but not seen in months.

The Cupcake Coach

The Lunch Bag, a truck with different ingredients for tacos, daily plate lunch specials, some Cajun specialties and breakfasts. Reviewed here.

The Rolling Hunger, Vietnamese-Mexican-Korean; fusion tacos, quesadillas, banh mi. Pictures here.

What's up Cupcake

Zilla Street Eats, 'big spicy street food like a fire breathing chicken' - on Facebook and Twitter.

See also the list of International Vendors and other taco truck reports on this blog.

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