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What to have • The banh mi sandwich of Vietnamese-style pork with char siu, quick pickles, cilantro and aoli is the signature dish. Vegetarians can indulge in the truck’s crispy falafel sandwich, or French fries with sautéed kale and chard, caramelized onions, chile oil and aoli. Or opt instead for home-made kimchi on your fries.
Prices • $5-$6; sides $2
Food Truck Thursdays at the Gallivan Center
Several Utah food truck operators park along Salt Lake City’s Gallivan Center Plaza at lunchtime to sell their gourmet fare. Offerings usually include Asian-style tacos and sliders, sushi and rice bowls, pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches, crepes and cupcakes.
When » Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where » Gallivan Avenue — 300 South between State Street and Main Street
On a Roll • Sweet and savory crêpes
Owner/vibe • Jack Young, his wife, Kalia Coller, and their son Nolan serve made-from-scratch crêpes using a recipe they discovered while living in France.
What to try • The house special is the Monte Cristo, filled with ham, turkey and havarti cheese, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with maple syrup on the side. For something lighter, try the Greek, a vegetarian crepe filled with spinach, feta cheese, red onions and black olives.
Prices • $5-$6
Pogi’s Pizza Truck • Pita bread pizza, salads
Owner/vibe • This pizza parlor in a truck, operated by Jeremy Pack, roams Salt Lake County, satisfying hungry diners with pita-bread-pizza. Pack fire-grills the pita bread every morning before heading out on the road. As for the name: It’s Filipino for "cute" or "handsome" boy, which Pack said people used to call out to him when he served a Mormon mission in The Philippines.
What to try • The garlic chicken pizza or the "founders favorite," packed with sausage and tomatoes. In all, there are four sauces and 18 toppings to choose from.
Prices • Pizza, $4.25-$4.50; salads, $2.75-$4.25
So Cupcake • Cupcakes, ice cream
Owner/vibe • Most food trucks specialize in main course offerings, but the contents of this little pink truck satisfy a sweet tooth. It’s owned by Kevin and Natalie Jensen, owners of So Cupcake bakery at 3939 S. Highland Dr.
What to try • The most popular cupcake flavors are red velvet and carrot cake, but if you’re feeling adventurous, look for the specials such as maple bacon or the double-stuffed Oreo.
Prices • $2.50; small $1.25
Follow • www.socupcake.com
Street Eats • Sandwiches, wraps and burritos
Owner/vibe • You’ll have to drive to Logan to enjoy the comforting classics prepared by chef John Simpson, the long-time owner of Culinary Concepts catering. Simpson, who launched this food truck in June, serves tender barbecue beef and pork sandwiches, as well as wraps and burritos. Side dishes include Dutch-oven potatoes and pepper jack macaroni and cheese.
What to have • Regulars line up for the Philly cheesesteak daily special. For something different, there’s the spicy Vietnamese pork wrap or sandwich topped with a fresh shredded carrots, vegetables and herbs.
Prices • Entrees $5-$6; sides $2
Follow • www.facebook.com/StreetEatsUtah
Submarino’s • Sandwiches
Owner/vibe • At this two-month old truck, owner Tony Marino serves sandwiches that reflect his Italian heritage. He also has a way of turning a regular sandwich into a taste adventure, and the French onion grilled cheese is just one example. Other offerings include sausage and peppers and meatball subs, with meat from local sources.Next Page >
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