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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.