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While most tourists associate Houston with only taco trucks, there are far more options to enjoy on a nice day. Or a not-so-nice day, considering how tasty the food is. Who would expect lobster to be on the Texas menu? Or waffles? An experimental city by nature, Houston takes this quality to the next level with its food trucks.
With freshly homemade condiments and yummy burgers topped with kimchi or mushrooms, Bernie’s Burger Bus is a Houston staple. You can even stop by with the kids after school for a shake and a side of fries.
Advertised on their truck as “A Fusion of Thai Cuisine with Mexican Flare,” this food truck‘s menu ranges from traditional pad thai to quesadillas. If you love spicy food and generous portions, Pho-jita Fusion will more than satisfy.
Serving savory and sweet waffles (hello smoked salmon waffle), the Waffle Bus also serves wings if you’re not feeling Leslie-Knope-ish. How can you go wrong with a piece of buttermilk fried chicken on a waffle? Answer: you can’t. The Waffle Bus has also been recognized by Food Network, Zagat and the Cooking Channel, to name a few.
Where else but Houston can you find an award-winning Mexican-Korean food truck? Everything you love about Mexican food blended with everything you love about Korean BBQ, Coreanos is rated in the top 101 Food Trucks of America by The Daily Mail. Its fame can only be explained by its food. Whatever you do, don’t forget the KimCheese fries!
There is no shortage of taco options in Houston, so how do you know where to start? Taqueria Barba is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Washington Avenue, perfectly available for that chorizo breakfast taco or carne asada you’ve been craving. The cheap prices are, of course, a big draw, but the elote and plantains will have you coming back again and again.
Serving traditional American grub, FoodGasm is famous for its Screaming Os, a.k.a. deep-fried Oreos. Complete with waffles, wings and burgers, this food truck is “guaranteed to capture all five senses.”
Another amazing Mexican-Korean food truck, Oh My Gogi! has a lengthy menu of sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas, fries and dumplings to keep you going. They also have a ramen burger with spicy mayo for a limited supply, so be sure to call ahead if that’s what you’re craving. If you’re planning an event, Oh My Gogi! would be the perfect way to surprise your guests with delicious and unique Houstonian grub.
Arguably Houston’s most famous taco truck, Tacos Tierra Caliente is a faithful weekend spot that offers the best damn pastor taco in the city. Located by West Alabama Ice House, Tacos Tierra Caliente is in the ideal location for you to grab a few tacos and walk over the shady, misty beer haven on a hot Texas day.