Cheap Eats: In pursuit of Triangle area food trucks

People line up at the Cousins Maine Lobster truck as Durham holds a Labor Day Food Truck Rodeo on Sept. 6, 2015.

Photo by Chris Seward

 

Cheap Eats: In pursuit of Triangle area food trucks

By Greg Cox

Originally published 9/25/2015

For this month’s roundup, we hit the road in pursuit of food trucks. You can track their current location on their website or on Twitter. For a wider sampling, check out the upcoming food truck rodeos in Cary (October 4; nando.com/1lz ); Raleigh (October 11; downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com ); and Durham (November 1; durhamcentralpark.org ).

 

Banh Mi Ha Long

banhmihalong.com

Twitter: @banhmihalong

How they roll: Authentic Vietnamese subs and strong Vietnamese coffee.

 

Barone Meatball Company

baronemeatball.com

Twitter: @baronemeatball

How they roll: Meatball sandwiches (options include classic Italian, Buffalo chicken, and vegetarian).

 

Belgian Waffle Crafters (formerly Belgian Waffology)

belgianwafflecrafters.com

Twitter: @WaffleCrafters

How they roll: Sweet and savory variations on the theme, from chocolate-filled to bacon and maple syrup.

 

Cousins Maine Lobster

cousinsmainelobster.com/raleigh

Twitter: @CMLobsterRAL

How they roll: Lobster rolls are the headline act; supporting cast includes shrimp tacos, lobster tots and New England clam chowder.

 

The Humble Pig

thehumblepig.com

Twitter: @thehumblepig

How they roll: Pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked wings; on a plate, on a taco, on a sandwich (try the brisket confit and spicy pimento cheese on a house-baked kaiser roll).

 

OMG Chicken

omgchicken101.weebly.com

Twitter: @omgchicken101

How they roll: Rotisserie chicken sandwiches, wings, spicy chicken nuggets and more, with a Senegalese accent.

 

Pho Nomenal Dumplings

phonomenaldumplings.com

Twitter: @PhoNomDumplings

How they roll: Vietnamese noodle soup, handmade dumplings, and contemporary creations such as Cheerwine bulgogi sloppy joe.

 

Sol Tacos

soltacosnc.com

Twitter: @sol_tacos

How they roll: Mexican-Southern fusion with an organic locavore focus, served on house-made tortillas.

 

SoomSoom Pita Pockets

soomsoompitapockets.com

Twitter: @SoomsoomPita

How they roll: Organic locally baked pita, with fillings ranging from Arabic beef and lamb kebabs to shakshuka (Israeli style eggs in tomato sauce).

 

Two Roosters

tworoosters.com

Twitter: @two_roosters

How they roll: Homemade ice cream, temptations including double vanilla honey, Callebaut milk chocolate, and SOLA Coffee mini donuts with homemade cinnamon syrup. Yes, that last one is an ice cream flavor.

 

Virgil’s Jamaica

virgilsjamaica1.com

Twitter: @VirgilsJamaica

How they roll: The usual suspects from jerk chicken to curried goat, plus occasional chef’s specials such as jerk whiskey salmon and Caribbean shrimp.