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Food Trucks, are they worth finding?

oscarmike Mar 18, 2011 05:55 AM

you know you love food when you are considering driving to a food truck. is it worth the trip? if i can only go to one truck, which should it be?

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    devilham RE: oscarmike Mar 18, 2011 10:41 AM

    Snarkiness aside....Speeds Hot Dogs is definately worth a drive.....in fact, it's not a very pleasant or easy walk, so a drive is close to a necessity!

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      Carty RE: devilham Mar 19, 2011 04:07 PM


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        9lives RE: devilham Mar 20, 2011 02:46 PM

        For the auto challenged, Ashmont on the Red Line is not a bad way to go. Just cross the bridge over the xpwy. It's not a bad bike ride and makes M&M BBQ or the Polish mkts on Dot an easy shot.


        I'll add Silk Rd to the better BBQ truck places..on the Greenway.

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          Jenny Ondioline RE: 9lives Mar 20, 2011 03:46 PM

          I think you mean Andrew. Ashmont is way the hell and gone.

          But yes, Andrew Station to Southampton Street to Newmarket Square is entirely doable.

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            9lives RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 20, 2011 03:50 PM

            You're right..my mistake...Andrew it is.

      2. rlh RE: oscarmike Mar 19, 2011 05:03 PM

        Not sure about the driving part, but Clover Food Lab trucks at MIT and Dewey Square downtown across from South Station get my vote - LOVE the BBQ Seitan, Chickpea Sandwich, fresh cut rosemary fries, and most of their soup creations.

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          devilham RE: rlh Mar 19, 2011 06:05 PM

          Agreed! Even a die hard meat eater like myself (I was the one recommending Speed's in this very thread!) can't help but sing the praises of the BBQ Seitan.....I never even knew what seitan was until I went to Clover....it's freakin delicous, on a simply amazing pita......can't recommend them enough

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          mmocpi RE: oscarmike Mar 19, 2011 05:13 PM

          I followed my iPhone (Google map) directions to Boston Speed Dog yesterday very successfully.
          First time ever there. It was awesome!

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            feyness RE: oscarmike Mar 20, 2011 07:45 AM

            I made my way over to Cleveland circle a few days ago and tried the Roxy's Grilled Cheese truck. The food was excellent (although a pretty small selection) and the staff were some of the friendliest I have ever met. They even gave us some free tomato soup to warm us up while we were waiting (it was very good soup too). The problem is that I just don't know if it is worth the 45min subway ride to go all the way out there for grilled cheese, no matter how good it is.

            I think that a lot of it has to do with the very difficult laws that food trucks have to work around in this area and it makes it hard for them to be in prime locations.

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              hynespb RE: feyness Mar 20, 2011 07:50 AM

              Agreed! I was there last night. Tried the turkey bomb which was delicious, and the one with tomato. Definitely a great truck, but again, not a destination.

              I will definitely return though as I am constantly in the area.

            2. Berheenia RE: oscarmike Mar 26, 2011 06:06 AM

              Yesterday afternoon a new truck selling cupcakes arrived on St. Paul St off Comm Ave across from WBUR. It was called Cupcakery (?) and it was vanilla paint job- looked like a former ice cream truck Cupcakes were 2.75 each and tiny so I passed but it was mobbed for about 2 hours and the owner said she will be back. Per my colleagues the winner was a Guiness cupcake with vanilla frosting.

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                cristinh RE: Berheenia Mar 29, 2011 07:08 AM

                What, what?!? I work in this area but didn't see this truck! Sounds like I missed out. I'll definitely watch for it in the future.


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                  Berheenia RE: cristinh Mar 30, 2011 07:39 AM

                  I wish I could alert you but thanks to Facebook and Tweet addiction in the workplace we can no longer post to Chowhound from the office. It hasn't been back yet.

              2. BostonZest RE: oscarmike Mar 26, 2011 09:16 AM

                We had our Speed's fix yesterday. I asked if he would be doing the SOWA market this year and he said yes, but he's still working out the dates. I think the Cupcakory was at the Food Truck Festival last year. I don't know if they were a SOWA regular for the rest of the season.



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