Whenever I visit our nation’s capitol for work, I end up either at the mall area or in Navy yard. Shortly before 11am, both of these areas become packed with food trucks. I’m sure this happens in a few other areas as well.
People who live and work in the area probably take them for granted, but I find the whole experience quite exciting. This Oklahoma City Food Truck Tracker lists 7 food trucks, most of them novelty in nature. FoodTruckFiesta.com on the other hand, a website that tracks food trucks in the D.C. area, lists 118 different trucks for downtown, with another 28 for Arlington and 13 for Fairfax.
One thing I like about the food trucks is all the variety. Literally steps away from one another I found Mexican food, Korean food, Indian food, and Italian food. Last time I was in D.C. I had a burrito from the Chupacabra truck. This time I settled on a trio of tacos (one chicken, one beef, and one fish) along with a bag of chips and a bottle of water from the DC Taco Truck. Prices are slightly higher than fast food (my lunch was $10 even). I probably wouldn’t eat at the trucks every day if I worked in D.C., but… okay, I am lying. I would eat at the trucks every day if I worked in D.C. For what it’s worth, everything I’ve had from the food trucks has been tasty and fresh.
The food trucks are much more advanced than I would have guessed. Every one I’ve visited accepted credit cards. Many of them are also on Facebook and Twitter and announce daily deals and discounts online.
I believe variety is the spice of life, which may be why I enjoy the D.C. food trucks so much. I love all the different colors on the trucks and all the different types of food you can get in such a small area. I can’t wait to try a new one the next time I inevitably go back.