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Jan 15, 2008 02:34 PM

Pupatella Food Cart -- Ballston/Arlington

Just wanted to let everyone know that there is a great food cart in Ballston at the intersection of N. Stuart Street and N. 9th Street just a half a block from the Ballston metro station. While its been there a number of months now, I finally tried it today. I ordered the freshly baked-to-order Margherita pizza -- you can't get a better bargain than that pizza for $5. Its one of the better versions on that pie in town. They also have daily soup and pasta specials, crepes and a sandwich or two. Its a small menu, but all of the items I saw as I stood in line today looked great. I will be trying more items and reporting back.

I would like to see this cart survive the winter and longer, so if you live or work in the Ballston area, give them a try. I think you will be pleased.

Has anyone else been? What did you think?


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  1. I work in Ballston and walk by it everyday. When it first opened, I tried a cappuccino I think?. It was horrible at best. I tossed it after 2 sips. It was a shame because I am not a Starbucks fan and am in search of a good, inexpensive, cup of coffee.

    I am always in search of good soup so I will give it a shot. Will report back.

    1. I like the breakfast crepes very much. Not thin like French crepees; these are eggy. Used to be two for five, now $3 apiece, so that's too bad. For lunch, pizza was $5 first time I went, don't know if price is still the same. Amazing that you can get pizza this good made under those conditions. Immediately better than 90% of what's around, and a good value to boot.

      1. It is right by where I live, but I am not often eating there during the week, or eating that kind of food for lunch, but I keep wanting to try it when I get a day home.

        1. OK I promised I would try it again report back. So today on my way for a bagel, I stopped at the pupatella instead and got a crepe. Not bad at all. For 3 dollars I got a ham egg cheese crepe. The crepes are very tasty. Will try the pizza at some point in time.

          1. I eat here almost everyday - the pizza is one the best in this area and they have great specials everyday. I recommend the sausage pizza and Guarana Brasilian drinks.