The Daily Meal found the 1o1 best food trucks in the country, and two Washington, D.C., food trucks made the list!Food trucks are pretty awesome. You get fast and casual tastes of restaurant-quality food while hanging out outside. And while the District has some pretty awesome food trucks, not every truck can say they are one of the best in the country. That's where The Daily Meal comes in. They searched for the 101 best food trucks and compiled a list based on their previous rankings, city guides, online reviews, and the trucks' own social media pages. Here are the two Washington, D.C., winning trucks:
PEPE[caption id="attachment_9302" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Courtesy of Serious Eats[/caption] PEPE comes in at No. 74. Created by José Andrés, the famous Spanish-American chef who owns multiple restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area, this food truck serves delicious and authentic Spanish food. The Daily Meal says,
"With so many pizza, taco, and Asian fusion trucks on the scene, it’s great to see a fusion-free mobile eatery — especially because said truck is helmed by none other than José Andrés. PEPE rolls through D.C., Maryland, and Virginia during lunchtime every day, offering Spanish flautas (flute-shaped sandwiches), as well as seasonal soups, desserts, and non-alcoholic sangria. The menu changes often, but here’s what you can expect to find in their flautas: seared ibérico pork with serrano ham, roasted green peppers, caramelized onions, and aïoli; grilled cheese with manchego, Murcia, Valdeón, goat cheese, and membrillo; seared beef tenderloin, caramelized onion, piquillo pepper confit, and blue cheese; and for dessert, a chocolate and hazelnut ice cream flauta. You can’t go wrong with a side of patatas bravas, either."Keep up with the food truck and see where they will be next on their Twitter page!
Arepa Zone[caption id="attachment_9304" align="aligncenter" width="645"] Courtesy of Caviar[/caption]
Congrats to all the winning chefs! Running a food truck is no walk in the park. The Daily Meal states,
You can find out where the Arepa Zone truck will be next on their Twitter page. You can also find them at Union Market or their 14th Street location at 1121 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005.
If you want to visit the best food truck in the country, you'll need to head to Miami, Florida, and eat at the House of Mac. This mac and cheese truck makes funky creations such as chicken parmesan mac and cheese and Philly cheesesteak mac and cheese. To see the full list of 101 Best Food Trucks in America, click here!
"Operating a successful food truck requires equal parts heart and culinary chops. Tight parking spaces, pesky traffic cops, cramped kitchens, and streets congested with competition are just a few of the obstacles a food truck must overcome. But every year, more and more food truck owners start the engine, driven by a passion for cooking and the desire to share their innovative culinary concepts with the world (or at least their neighborhood)."What do you think? Have you visited any of these food trucks? Think they missed any classics? Let us know in the comments below!