The Philadelphia food truck/cart scene has definitely taken leaps and bounds forward. While it still has a ways to go to come close to the variety and quality of the New York, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon vendors, there’s been much progress. Just a few short years ago, we were, more or less, limited to long-standing, stationary trucks parked in University City and Temple and relatively average carts in Center City. There were no Twittering trucks announcing their location and presence to their followers. Food trucks were notably absent from Center City.
Thankfully, things have gone up and up. New food trucks and carts have popped up, including roving ones. The variety and quality have vastly improved, with cupcake trucks, a taco truck from an Iron Chef, as well as other ethnic specialty foods. Events such as the Night Market and Vendy Awards have also helped spotlight the scene.
And now, the next step in the evolution is the pizza food truck in Center City. And not just any pizza, but wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizza. Pitruco Pizza recently made its debut, with a current rotation of two days at Love Park in Center City and two days in University City. Continue reading