Mobile Food Trucks: Which is Your Favorite?

Locals had the chance to try grub from six mobile food trucks at the Food Truck Mania at the Fountains at Roseville Thursday night. Which was your favorite?

Mobile food trucks have been in the Sacramento spotlight for quite some time now and thankfully they've been making some Roseville stops.

I'll admit that I was a food truck virgin until about a year ago. My first food truck experience was last summer during the . Now, every time a roundup comes to town, I make a point to stop by and try something new.

It's fairly inexpensive, the food is good and it's a change of pace to a meal out — that's why I find the mobile food truck roundups fun.

I definitely don't claim to be a food critic, but I do like food. So if you're interested in which items I've taste-tested and suggest, read on. And if you have a favorite, please share below!

Krush Burger (formerly MiniBurger): I had a few people recommend this truck, so my husband and I gave it a try. The special that day was called Lil Squirt — A mini burger with squirt-braised carnitas topped with chipotle barbecue sauce, pineapple salsa and avocado crema. Delicious. What I loved about this burger was the tropical-ness. The pineapple and avocado crema together with the carnitas was an unexpectedly good combo, in my opinion. This one may not always be on the menu, but if it is, give it try.

Chando's Tacos: If you like spicy, try the tacos. Their tacos are filled with char-broiled chicken marinated in Chando's homemade Achiote sauce and citrus juice sauce and topped with cilantro and onion. I found the chicken to be juicy and tender. It definitely hit the spot for a late lunch. But beware, I found them to be pretty zippy, so keep a drink nearby.

Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen: I tried the Tricycle grilled cheese sandwich made with three cheeses — Swiss, Havarti and cheddar — melted between two buttery slices of French bread. When it comes to grilled cheese, the grilled bread has to be perfectly grilled and this one was. And the three cheeses blended and melted perfectly together. Yum.

Smoothie Patrol: I opted for a tropical lemonade smoothie made with strawberries, pineapple and lemonade — the perfect blend of sweetness and a great way to cool off.

What mobile food truck should I try next? Do you have a favorite? I'd love to hear which trucks and menu items are your favorite.

John Poindexter June 15, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I enjoyed the "Original" Krush Burger with the Mango smoothie from Smoothie Patrol
Franklin June 15, 2012 at 04:06 PM
You mention six vendors, but only four are listed. From reading your article, it appears as though you tried these four vendors. My question to you is, "how did you feel after eating all that food?" I didn't go to this particular event, but I did attend the one in front of City Hall several weeks ago. Tried Willie's hamburger. Willies is by the Tower Theater in Sacramento. They do an in n' out type burger. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as in n' out. By the way, I'm not a food critic either, but I do have a lot of experience with it--I've been eating the stuff for 63 years!
Lauren Gibbs June 15, 2012 at 05:38 PM
John, I've been wanting to try the original Krush Burger, but the lines are always pretty long — next time I'll have to be more patient!
Lauren Gibbs June 15, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Franklin, Even though I am eating for two, I don't think I could eat all of that food in one sitting! Last night I tried the grilled cheese and a smoothie, which were both really good. I'm trying to test something different at every roundup. I haven't tried Willie's yet. In n' Out burgers are hard to beat!
John Poindexter June 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I was there around 5:15 and their was no lines. I took my daughter around 7:30 and Crush Burger had a 20 min line. The Smoothie vendor mentioned that there will be 30 trucks around July 28th in Sacramento. I'll have to look up the details and update this post later


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