Best of Washington 2012: Best Meals on Wheels

Washington’s food-truck boom continues—with more options every day. We found the best trucks serving up four popular types of fare.

Barbecue

There’s tasty mobile ’cue, but our favorite is Blues
BBQ Co.
(@bluesbbqmd), permanently parked in Frederick. Start
with addictive scallion hushpuppies dunked in honey butter before you
devour the wood-smoked meats. We love the tender pulled pork with one of
two sauces: vinegary Carolina-style or sweet-spicy Memphis.

Sandwiches

José Andrés is the biggest-name chef to hit the streets, with
his Spanish-themed Pepe (@pepefoodtruck). Eight
flautas—crisp baguette sandwiches—include a $20 Ibérico pork version, but
we’re partial to the similarly indulgent but cheaper fried chicken,
grilled Spanish cheeses with quince, and Serrano ham and
Manchego.

Tacos

TaKorean (@takorean), Washington’s pioneer
Korean taco truck, outshines traditional Mexican competitors. The three
tacos never change, and that’s a good thing: We love the sweet-spicy rib
eye, the chicken, and the tofu tucked into warm corn tortillas. Order one
of each topped with cilantro, Sriracha sauce, and spicy kimchee
slaw.

Vegetarian

Meatless street eats can feel like afterthoughts. But
Seoul Food (@seoulfooddc) offers Japanese- and
Korean-inspired veggie options alongside local meats. Try caramelized
kimchee sushi rolls, shiitake-studded sweet-potato noodles, and bibim bap
with sticky rice, shredded vegetables, grilled organic tofu, and a fried
egg.

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