Philly’s food truck scene gets nearly as much renown as its restaurant rows, and for good reason. From trucks hosted by some of this city’s finest chefs to dining scene newcomers, the array of delicacies and cuisines available in a mobile manner are dazzling and delicious. For your own taste, head to West Philly’s The Porch at 30th Street Station—and Love Park—across from City Hall and Dilworth Park, where you can find the densest concentration of trucks.
At The Porch, the Nomad Pizza truck bakes its pies with its inventive wood-fired brick oven. Beyond that, New Jersey-transplant Oink and Moo BBQ offers a brisket-and-pulled pork chili with cornbread that’ll knock your head off. Pbon's Fresh Phood features specially-baked Philly Pretzel Factory morsels, plump shrimp skewers and Maglio’s sausage nibbles. Ka-Chi’s “Korean food with a twist” mantra is met by its Japchae noodles, Chicken Bahn-Mi style Sliders and Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps. Also, Mucho Bueno may have the best chicken taco Philly has to offer.
Because life is short, start your Love Park food truck tour with tasteful desserts and gooey, creamy homemade cupcakes from Milk + Sugar. Move to down-home-diner-on-wheels Just Jackie’s for its French Toast Ham n’ Cheese and ginger turkey meatballs with habanero. The award-winning Vernalicious and its vision of “eclectic comfort food” never fails to disappoint with menu items such as the BBQ pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich, as well as salmon-stuffed bagels. At Mama’s Meatballs, take your pick from several variations of meatballs, including, beef, pork and veal, served up alone or stuffed into a long roll, and topped with provolone.
Insider Tip: Most food trucks keep their schedules regularly updated on their Facebook page.