New Food Trucks Rolling Into Dallas

By Kate Marks

Food trucks are a relatively new trend in this part of the world, but with new ones popping up around town every month or so, mobile food may soon be as ubiquitous in North Texas as they are in New York City, serving up afternoon snacks and late-night eats to alfresco diners.

Nammi Truck, a mobile Vietnamese kitchen that serves bahn mi sandwiches, recently made its debut at the Deep Ellum Market and the CityArts Festival. Aside from Vietnamese sandwiches, customers also sampled Vietnamese-style tacos and spring rolls from the Nammi menu. Follow their Twitter to find out their next stop.

Gandolfo’s Deli Sanwiches, a food truck serving up New York-style sandwiches (pastrami, hot dogs and even vegetarian options), also recently got on the road. Their first location was in a parking lot behind an AT&T office building off of Empire Central. Sandwich fanatics are hoping the truck’s next stop would be less out-of-the-way. They’re currently taking location suggestions on their Facebook page, so log on and let them know where you would want that pastrami served.

Jack’s Chowhound is another culinary wagon rolling into the streets. It’s a comfort food diner on wheels serving burgers (try the portobello) and sandwiches (we recommend the pulled pork grilled cheese). They have parked at the Inwood Tavern, but follow their Facebook and Twitter for exact hours.

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(credit: Jack’s Chowhound Facebook Page)

Nammi, Jack’s Chowhound and Gandolfo’s join a lineup of other food trucks parking at prime spots in town, including Green House Truck, one of the first mobile kitchens in the city to serve healthy, gourmet food. Green House Truck chef Ben Hutchison brings a familiar face to the kitchen for many Dallasites, having been in the kitchen for such restaurants as Food Company, Star Canyon, and Routh Street. He’s also helping lead the green movement in the food industry–Green House’s kitchen is powered from a combination of propane and rechargeable batteries.

City Street Grille has also staked out spots in uptown and downtown Dallas, thanks to their Hot Truck Food Permit. We love their burritos and tacos, they’re the perfect eats for late-night dining.  Customers and food bloggers are also raving about their chicken salad, grilled cheese and grilled steak sandwiches. So the next time you see them parked in the Design District, be sure to give those meaty, cheesy treats a try.

Here’s hoping these new additions to the food truck scene will help boost the industry. Though they’re always a welcome sight at festivals and fairs, we need to see more of them on the road (and preferably, near where we work).

What are your favorite food trucks in Dallas and Fort Worth? Let us know in the comments section below.


One Comment

  1. C Bauer says:

    If I ever see a Sabrett’s hot dog truck in DFW, I’ll be happier than a pig in slop.

    1. Britt says:

      Yum. I’m with you. That sure sounds good. I would love to see one too.

  2. Annie Hong says:

    There is a new Korean BBQ Taco truck that’s going to launch soon SSahm BBQ that I would love to hear more about or even have an article done on, food looks amazing!

    1. C Bauer says:

      If it’s anything like Omi in Carrollton, I’ll be all over that truck like a duck on a Junebug.

  3. Kevin says:

    I think C Bauer’s goal is to come up with as many random analogies as possible.

    1. C Bauer says:

      I’m a chef, dipsh!t.

  4. Randyw says:

    I am the owner of the Gandolfo’s New York Deli truck and we proudly serve Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. Sabrett’s are good, I love a dirty water dog from Sabrett’s, but you still can’t beat a Nathan’s for a great hot dog witha rich history in New York.

    1. C Bauer says:

      Does Nathan’s have a skin-on dog as well? I’ve only had the skinless. They are good dogs, for sure.

      1. C Bauer says:

        I just read that you serve pastrami. Do you have a nice fatty pastrami that is cut close to the navel? I’ve had that type from Kenny and Ziggy’s (house made) and also Niman Ranch, and they’re both phenomenal.

      2. Randyw says:

        Our Nathan’s are not the same dogs that are at the grocery store. These are natural casing dogs with the snap that you crave when biting in to a great dog!

      3. Randyw says:

        Our Pastrami is a single muscle navel pastrami. This is considered the best pastrami available. Other cheaper cuts are from the brisket end and are less marbled. We heat our pastrami to release the fats and they become like “butta”!

  5. Ms. M says:

    It’s about time! The City of Dallas makes so many stupid decisions like banning food vendors from selling on the streets a couple of years back and now they’re requiring anyone wanting to have a garage sale to get a permit. How ridiculous is that? Anything to take even more money from it’s residents so it can go into the black hole of the city budget. Do they not know that when someone has a garage sale, they use the money they make to buy new items? Hello! Sales tax revenue!! The City of Dallas has a lot to learn about taking care of it’s business and how to bring in more businesses. It’s certainly not by pilfering every single penny from it’s residents and those trying to do business within it’s city limits.

  6. Sandy Frank says:

    You are late to this story. D magazine and their blog sidedish have been reporting this for a year and a half. Welcome to tha party.

  7. Mel Chavez says:

    I tried Nammi’s Bahn mi when they were at Fair Park! Liked it! It was really good.

  8. dan says:

    It’s a hotdog for god sakes. processed meat on a bread bun. come to grips people.

  9. Leanne C says:

    Clearly, you have never had a really good hot dog then…

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