Houston has more restaurants per capita than just about any other city in the United States, and studies have shown the Houstonians love to eat out more than any other city. The good food isn’t just found in the finest restaurants, you can even find it when you hit the streets. Visit these trucks for some of the best street food in the city.
The Waffle Bus
Waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore, and certainly not when they are served up hot, fresh and fluffy from The Waffle Bus. Diners can select from a more traditional southern-style waffles and fries meal to sweet waffle sandwiches like s’mores or chocolate covered strawberries. What may arguably be among the best selection from the menu is the smoked salmon waffle complete with organic baby spinach and a balsamic drizzle. These waffles can be found out and about, but most likely in the Rice Village area. Want to be sure to find them? Visit the website to find out where to go and when to be there, or follow The Waffle Bus on Twitter.
Monster PBJ has one monstrous menu of different combinations of peanut butter and jam, jelly or fruit sandwiches. Pick your bread, spread, fruit and sweetener from its selection of made-on-the-spot menu items and get it grilled. A PBJ at home just won’t be the same after having one of these sandwiches, even though you can have the crusts cut off just like your mom used to do. Stack your sandwich high or low with up to three layers of mouthwatering goodness. These menu selections can be found in Houston’s museum district as the Monster spends time at the Menil Collection and Contemporary Arts Museum. Be sure to check its website for days and times for each location and follow the truck on Twitter. Catering for events is available with special custom menu planning or using the standard menu.
Bernie’s Burger Bus
It’s not a truck but a bus because it needs the extra space to create these amazing and award-winning burgers. Bernie’s Burger Bus has even been named #28 on the Houston Chronicle‘s Top 100 Restaurants list. In addition to the creative, mouthwatering Angus beef burgers, local Texas cheddar cheese and homemade condiments, this bus really does travel as it is available for catering and even delivery. With a menu that could take other burgers to school, diners can select from “The Principal,” a loaded traditional classic to the “Kindergartener” with mini burgers. Wonder about extra curricular activities? Bernie’s has those too so you can enjoy hand-cut french fries or sweet potato fries. Bernie’s has not one, but three burger buses. Like Bernie’s on Facebook and visit the website to find out where you can find the truck next.
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“Mexican cuisine with Korean in between,” Smithsonian Magazine names Coreanos the “best food truck in Texas.” Where can you most likely find the Coreanos food truck? That depends on the day and time as Coreanos travels throughout Houston and serves up lunch, dinner and late-night meals. Its website and Twitter page is the best way to keep up with this truck that is always on the go whether for special event catering or everyday service. This menu is truly a fusion of the two cuisines. Look for the ever-popular Korean BBQ tacos and burritos, served with either beef, chicken or ribs and even tofu along with Coreanos’ own special sauce. A unique but popular side dish is the kim cheese fries and the three wise fries is more of a meal than a side.
Known as one of the “ugliest food trucks” in Houston, the focus is on the food with H-town StrEATs. No list would be complete without a taste of New Orleans on the menu and H-town does just that as it serves up authentic boudin balls, risotto balls, burgers and hot dogs, but not just any burgers and hot dogs. One of the most popular items is the fried avocado taco and fresh truffle fries. With large portions, you may even have enough to share. Where can you find H-town StrEATs? Keep up with the truck on Facebook and Twitter for daily locations.
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Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.