30 November, 2022, 21:41

Food Truck Finds: 6 Cray-Cray Creations

Tucson Food Truck Finds brings you a selection of some of the most creative and delicious offerings from Tucson’s growing number of mobile eateries.

Kimchi and tacos might have sounded like blasphemy ten years ago, but thanks to Roy Choi of Los Angeles’s now famous Kogi Food Truck, combining cuisines is not just a food truck trend – it’s a staple.

In Tucson, we have no shortage of mashups from creative chefs. Check these out:

BurgerRito Deluxe from BurgerRito

This Colorado recipe features spicy-seasoned burger meat and refried beans, wrapped in a flour tortilla, covered in a tangy sauce made with Hatch chiles and pork. Lettuce, tomato, and onion top it all off.

BurgerRito Deluxe from Tucson's BurgerRito Food Truck

BurgerRito Deluxe from Tucson’s BurgerRito Food Truck

The Joker from BurgerRito

Deep fried corn on the cob on a stick. It doesn’t taste as simple as it sounds. The fry isn’t crunchy, but it gives a buttery feel without being unpleasantly greasy. Any remaining silk is crisped and brown, easy to pick off.

The Joker at BurgerRito Food Truck in Tucson

The Joker at BurgerRito Food Truck in Tucson

Gozleme from Ahiska Turkish Food

This Turkish item is a puffy quesadilla with a spinach and feta filling, not unlike that of Greek spanakopita. It comes with a chunky hot sauce on the side.

Gozleme from Ahishka Food Truck in Tucson

Gozleme from Ahishka Food Truck in Tucson

Shawarma Burrito from Ahiska Turkish Food

A Mediterranean classic delivered in burrito form. Shaved doner kebab beef, onion, tomato, celery, cheese, salad, mayo, and hot sauce fill a soft flour tortilla. It’s missing the yogurt in favor of mayo and the tortilla (in place of pita) leaves less to chew.

Shwarma Burrito from Ahishka Food Truck in Tucson

Shwarma Burrito from Ahishka Food Truck in Tucson

Tripleta (Triple Threat) Sandwich from DC Jumbie Latin Caribbean Food Truck

This beast of a sandwich has slow-roasted ham and pork, grilled chicken, potato sticks, mayo, ketchup, lettuce, onion, and tomato served in a soft grilled eight-inch sub roll. Served with a side of plantains.

Tripleta at DC Jumbie Food Truck in Tucson

Tripleta at DC Jumbie Food Truck in Tucson

Grilled Beef Tri-Tip Tacos from Guero Loco’s Bubba Que

Guero Loco’s tri-tip is barbecue steak. It’s not barbacoa and it’s not carne asada. Beefy, smoky, and topped with cabbage slaw, homemade roasted salsa, cilantro, and shredded cheese on a hefty double layer of corn tortilla, give the lime a squeeze and it’s classic Mexican flavor with a hint of extra smokiness.

Tri-Tip from Guero Loco's Bubba-Que Food Truck in Tucson

Tri-Tip from Guero Loco’s Bubba-Que Food Truck in Tucson

For more information or where to find these items, visit any of the above food trucks’ Facebook pages. And keep an eye out for more cray-cray creations.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.