Have you seen any food trucks around the university? I sure haven’t, and as much as I love a grab-and-go meal, it’s a hassle to travel downtown or to the business parks in DeWitt for a quick bite. The majority of Syracuse’s food truck scene takes place in professional areas where businessmen and women can stop by during breaks. Maybe food truck owners in Syracuse think they’ll get more business from Syracuse professionals and don’t want to serve drunk college students (do we blame them?), or maybe they couldn’t get a permit from the city of Syracuse.
In any case, here are some of Syracuse’s best food trucks that are worth making the trip.
Beloved by SU students who frequent its location on the Hill, Café Kubal debuted its food truck at Taste of Syracuse this past June. If you’re downtown, hit up the Kubal truck for an on-the-go coffee run or check out its Facebook page to know where the truck will be traveling.
Stir Mobile Eatery sets up in Pioneer Business Park in DeWitt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday though Friday. It serves homemade eats like gourmet falafel, veggie burgers, and local 25-day dry-aged ground chuck for the meat lovers.
Bacon Bandits delivers on its name. This truck dishes out anything and everything bacon: a bacon cheeseburger, bacon mac and cheese, bacon potato soup, and even bacon jam! You can catch these guys downtown on Franklin Street from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Formerly known as Steve’s Street Eats, Street Eats is located on James Street (founder Steve LeClair now operates a brick-and-mortar location on the same street). This food truck is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Serving up teriyaki chicken tacos, corned beef sandwiches, and a veggie sandwich with herb garlic mayo, Street Eats also has daily specials on its Facebook page.