Food trucks travel all across America, bringing new tastes and dishes to food-lovers. In Pittsburgh, several food trucks circulate the city at different breweries, markets, and events. They carry various cultures right to the streets and parking lots of the cities, providing easy access to cultural cuisine. The food trucks of Pittsburgh provide citizens with a different way to enjoy meals and with quick timing, too.
Authentic Jamaican cuisine is flavorful, homely, and fills the soul. Caribbean Vybz brings all these elements to customers through their spicey curry, tasty jerk chicken, and pan-fried plantains. Each dish comes with steamed cabbage, coconut rice, and peas to make it a proper Jamaican family meal.
The truck is permanently parked at Dancing Gnome Brewery, where you can delight in globally inspired foods. Blue Sparrow is known for their specialty wood-fired pizzas that combine flavors like roasted wild mushrooms and roasted garlic citrus oil in the Fungus Amongus pizza. Besides pizza, the menu includes dumplings and handheld sandwiches with the same global infusions.
Korean BBQ has come to Pittsburgh on the side of the road. Get Korean marinated beef over rice with fresh fried dumplings. Or maybe you’d prefer a vegan option of marinated tofu over rice with a side of kimchi. No matter what you choose, make sure to finish with a traditional dessert of Hotteok, a deep-fried sweet pancake.
A torta is a crunchy sandwich made with crusty bread and an array of toppings. The sandwich is served hot or cold and is the staple of Pittsburgh Tortas. Try fried eggplant, grilled chicken, pork, or shredded beef packed with cheese, sauce, and plenty of veggies. All tortas are served with a side of homemade chips, so you’re sure to leave full.
Gourmet chili is the perfect dish for when the temperatures dip, and now you can get it from a food truck. Revival Chili moves around all of Pittsburgh in a cabin-shaped trailer. Order a classic chili for a traditional experience with all the fixings. Or, try something new with their Chili Con Pollo featuring chicken or their Godfather Chili over rice and cornbread.
A Jewish deli on the go answers your sandwich wishes. This truck has Pastrami on Rye and Fried Chicken Schnitzel ready for lunch or dinner. Plus, add on a side of falafel, potato latkes, or humus and pita to get a variety of flavors in one meal. Finally, finish up with a homemade pickle spear. It’s a staple of any deli.
Stunt Pig takes BBQ to an elevated level with their locally smoked and cured meats. The Mr. Orange includes smoked and pulled chicken with spicy piri piri sauce and cucumbers, all topped with chimichurri aioli. It’s one of their signature sandwiches and can be combined with their deli-style macaroni salad as a side. It’s just one small fraction of the bites available.
Story by Kylie Thomas
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