Monday, September 21, 2009

Gourmet Discovers Delicious Food Truck Vendors In Philadelphia

penn food truck philadelphiaJohn T. Edge checks in with a solid piece for Gourmet about street food in Philadelphia.

Among other things, he had this to say:
For the past year, I've been researching a truck food book. Early in my research, I fell hard for Philadelphia.

If Los Angeles is the citadel of the postmodern American truck food phenomenon, where every vendor gets 15 minutes of Twittered fame, and New York City is where street food adopts the public relations budgets and marketing tropes of restaurant service, then Philadelphia is the black sheep among the gazelles, the bruiser of a city where honest vendors work quilted metal carts and battered trucks, dishing the fuel of workaday life.

Sure, there are sophisticated eats to be had here, but even the hippest of the new-guard Philadelphia vendors are more focused on food than folderol.
Pretty on point. (Remember, Stephen Starr does not have a food truck yet.)

Edge goes on to spotlight eight food trucks, all located in University City. Which is only natural because, let's be honest, the food trucks over there are plentiful and seem to be a lot more diverse and creative than what's offered in Center City.

Oh, and Bui's gets a shout out.

Salt/pepper/ketchup?

Like you even need to ask.

Related:
Eight Great Street-Food Vendors in Philadelphia
[ Gourmet Magazine ]

Previously:
Stephen Starr Is Considering Doing Food Trucks In Philadelphia

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