Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
“What food trucks are people talking about these days? I work at L’Enfant where we have a lot of trucks out front each day but the quality and options seems to have tanked. For every 1 good one there are about 9-10 mediocre to terrible ones.”
So what the hell happened? Saturated market? Too long lines? Better brick and mortar options for lunch? What are the good food trucks left that you genuinely enjoy?
From an email:
“WeWork, to celebrate its first-ever WeWork Creator Awards, is taking over food trucks all over town on Monday. The Creator Awards is a global program offering grants of $36k – $360k to creatives and entrepreneurs (the deadline application is Monday at midnight); the event, which features a pitching competition, Master Classes, a creator pop-up shop and more, takes place on March 28 at the Mellon Auditorium.
— Mike Sager (@msager) September 21, 2016
Ask and ye shall receive. I’ll be back in 45 minutes.
— Stephanie (@StephanieWDC) September 21, 2016
Thanks to Nate for sending:
“Free Tacos from TD Bank at 15th and L St, NW!”
via Google maps
From a press release:
“What was once an old parking lot is now Lunch Box, Washington D.C.’s first and only lunchtime food truck pod.
Located in the heart of NoMa at First Street and N Street NE, Lunch Box is an outdoor venue where people can have lunch on orange picnic tables and play games amidst building-sized murals. Lunch Box is open to the public weekdays from 11AM – 2PM. Every Wednesday at noon, there will be free concerts, giveaways, and food trucks.
The Wednesday Concert Schedule is as follows:
September 30: Rew Smith (Rock)
October 7: Tony M (Acoustic/Rock)
October 14: Darcy Dawn (Pop/Rock)
October 21: Jason Masi (Acoustic/Soul)
October 28: Levi Stephens (R&B/Soul)
Lunch Box will operate through the end of the fall, shortly thereafter construction will begin on JBG and Brandywine Realty Trust’s N Street NoMa development. This phase of the mixed-use project will bring great new retail, including a 7-screen Landmark Theatre, as well as 220 residential units, 119,00 SF of loft office space, and an additional 250,000 SF of office space.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
I live in DC but I work in Silver Spring. One thing that always blows my mind is that food trucks don’t come to Silver Spring ever (notwithstanding the two permanent trucks in the gas station at Georgia and Colesville – both of which are very good!), although they go to other places in MoCo and way out in Virginia. I worked downtown for years, and I really miss having food trucks as a lunch option. Basically, they provide a great meeting place and offer a lot of creative, different, tasty, and local options that we don’t really have just over the line.
Any ideas as to why we don’t get food trucks? And, what can I/my fellow Silver Spring eaters do to woo the trucks in our direction? There are a lot of businesses and areas to park up there – it’d be worth it!”
A reader passes on the alert:
“Good afternoon everyone,
Our truck was stollen last night , i was parked at South Picket st , Alexandria Va last night @ around 6pm to get the paint job done , and this morning truck was not there. We have called 3 tow companies and none of them has it. Police said it has been stolen. Please call 911 if you see it. Here’s some pictures of my truck”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ben Crosbie
From an email:
“Thought your readers would like to know that D/CITY is collaborating with both Red Hook Lobster and DC Slices food trucks to give away free lunches to the first 100 people beginning at 11:45 AM tomorrow (Thurs) in front of Nellie’s Sports Bar; corner of 9th & U St. NW.”
@PoppedRepublic tweets us this morning:
“our food truck was stolen from outside our shop in Alexandria last night. If anyone sees it contact us ASAP.”
Photo credit: Scott Suchman
From an email:
“After launching in Virginia earlier this year, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is happy to announce that its food truck is now permitted to operate in Washington, DC. The truck’s daily menu features doughnuts (the same flavor offerings served in the store, daily), chicken fingers and fried chicken sandwiches including the Fried Chicken BLT, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and Old Bay Fried Chicken Sandwich. Beginning today, Wednesday, October 22, the Astro truck will be
stationed in Friendship Heights with their friends from Pho Wheels (cancelled due to weather). On Thursday, the truck will be in NOMA and on Friday, it will be back in Virginia in Ballston. For up to the minute locations, follow Astro’s Twitter feed at @astrodoughnuts.”