Forget the bagged lunch. Forgo standing in long restaurant lines. Bypass the crowded fast food joints. Food trucks promise mouthwatering food, affordable prices, and the chance to soak in the sun and breathe in the fresh air. Now that spring is here, be sure to chase down the 10 best food trucks in Pittsburgh.
1. Pittsburgh Taco Truck
Like meat? Prefer vegan? Find the perfect taco – whether you're a carnivore or a vegan – at the Pittsburgh Taco Truck. The Pittsburgh Taco Truck's menu promises to satisfy your hunger with such offerings as the grilled chicken taco, the vegan curried potato taco, and the Thai peanut chicken taco.
2. Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck
Mmm..mmm..nothing beats fresh pierogies drenched in butter and topped with grilled onions. Spoil your taste buds with potato and cheese pierogies from the Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck or choose from one of eight combos that feature pierogies, stuffed cabbage, and haluski.
3. Gyros 'N At
Spice up lunchtime with Gyros 'N At's eclectic menu consisting of gyros, of course, in addition to the Greek salad and the veggie platter. Really hungry? Order the Feast of Zeus, a platter of two of the following: a gyro, a veggie platter, a Greek salad, or baklava.
4. Second Breakfast
Order a scrumptious breakfast any time of the day at Second Breakfast Waffle Wagon food truck. Opt for the Belgian liege waffle drenched in maple syrup and topped with powdered sugar, maple bacon, whiskey, or berry cinnamon or try one of Second Breakfast's breakfast combos or breakfast sandwiches.
5. Saucy Mama's Italian Food Truck & Catering
Satisfy that sudden craving for delicious Italian fare, just like mom and grandma used to make, with a stop at Saucy Mama's Italian Food Truck & Catering. Choose from such Italian favorites as lasagna, pepperoni rolls, meatball subs, hot sausage subs, or veggie pizza paninis. Top it all off with a huge chocolate chip cookie.
6. Kona Ice Pittsburgh
Fight off the heat and humidity of a simmering summer day in the Burgh with a visit to the Kona Ice Truck. Featuring a menu exclusively of shaved ice treats, Kona Ice promises something for everyone. Flavors range from blue raspberry and groovy grape to fresh strawberry and pina colada. Or, if you're in a daring mood, create your own shaved ice treat from various flavors.
Vegans, rejoice! Franktuary's food truck menu features, of course, traditional hot dogs – New York all-beef, for example, as well as a tofu vegan hot dog swaddled in a vegan whole grain bun. Franktuary also serves fresh hand-cut frites and Canadian frites topped with cheese and gravy and several cold drink options.
8. The Mac and Gold Truck
Stick with the traditional plain mac and cheese or go bold with such concoctions as the chicken, chorizo or spinach mac and cheese. The Mac and Gold food truck, featuring a rotating menu, offers plenty to excite the taste buds. Add a side of rosemary-garlic fries or a seasonal salad to make your meal complete.
9. Southside BBQ Co.
Indulge your barbecue cravings with a visit to the Southside BBQ Co.'s food truck. Order from a pretty extensive carnivore's menu that features St. Louis style ribs, wings, pulled pork, and pulled chicken. Order just the right side – grilled sweet potato, cole slaw, or sweet cornbread – to make the perfect meal. View the food truck's schedule on the restaurant's official website.
10. Oh My Grill
Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a good old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich. Oh My Grill predominately sells grilled cheese made with only the freshest of bread. You choose the cheese, the meats, and the toppings, and your sandwich is made to order. However, if you're not in the mood for a sandwich, try the food truck's baked mac and cheese, potato salad, or pasta salad.