Ten food trucks you need to try this spring
Denver is experiencing a food renaissance -- and for the past few years, food trucks have been at the vanguard of this movement, taking some of this city's most inventive dishes out for a spin and putting the adventure back into eating.
If you plan on finding your next meal on wheels, check out one of these ten trucks, each one offering a movable feast.
Hey PB + J
This truck is onto something. Long lauded as the go-to meal for toddlers and college students alike, peanut butter and jelly always hits the spot. What sets this truck (and its sandwiches) apart is its very adult (yet playful) approach, which includes experimenting with such mobile-made condiments as rosemary honey and homemade fig jam. The truck has unexpected choices for both the sweet and savory palate, including Blueberry Pie PB & J, an unsettlingly delicious combination of almond butter, homemade blueberry jam, baked pie crust (pie crust!), and clover honey, and the Thai PB & J, a savory number made with spicy peanut butter, orange marmalade, coconut, fresh basil and crushed peanuts.
The Pink Tank won Best Food Truck honors in the Best of Denver 2013, and with good reason. This truck is not for the shy or faint of heart: In fact, if you're patronizing this place, you'd better be ready to air all of your dirty food fantasies and hidden food fetishes in front of a long line of others waiting for their meals. Exhibit A: the "F Bomb," an all-beef hot dog with scrambled eggs, crispy thick-cut bacon, broiled cheddar cheese and caramel-maple syrup, served on homemade French toast -- and that's just breakfast. If you come back for lunch, dinner or a late-night snack, you can get down with the "When in Rome," a cheesesteak-style chopped burger with grilled ham, thick-cut bacon, grilled onions and peppers, nacho-style cheddar cheese and wing sauce, served on a fluffy hoagie roll. Now, that's just naughty.
Manna from Heaven
Manna from Heaven took home the Best Gourmet Food Truck award in 2012, and it continues to reward its loyal (and growing) cadre of followers with heavenly, Vietnamese-inspired cuisine on the healthier end of the food-truck spectrum. Although Manna doesn't claim to be traditional or even authentic Vietnamese, the flavors and ingredients hit the sweet spot if you're looking for Southeast Asian cuisine. Try the cult-favorite banh mi, a freshly baked roll with seasoned pork, steak or veggies, loaded with crunchy cucumbers and pickled daikon carrots and a fresh-cut herb mix; or the pho, with its rich, aromatic broth.
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