What to eat: Tacos! Two for $6. Carne Asada (skirt steak), Pollo Asado (chicken) and Al Pastor (roast pork with pineapple). Try the rice and beans ($4), made with fire-roasted tomatoes. Drinks, including Mexican Cola and Jarritos, are $1.50.
THE COW AND THE CURD
What is it? Cheese curds in Philly? Yes, whey! The classic, Midwest county-fair staple has come to the big city. Bite-sized chunks of fresh cheddar shipped in from Wisconsin are deep fried in a light crust for a gooey, crunchy finger food not unlike a miniature mozzarella stick. Unlike your average stick, though, these morsels are bursting with flavor.
What is it? Northeast Philly native Charlie Sokowski started the truck with a partner in late 2011, but six months ago, dude went solo. The bright-orange truck offers comfort food such as burgers, BLT sammies and tater tots, often with a twist.