Depending on which internet source is more believable, food trucks either originated in the 1870s in the form of a lunch wagon or one hundred years later as taco trucks in big cities in the United States to feed union workers. No matter where the invention of food on wheels came from, we can all be grateful that these unique mobile kitchens exist at all.
The food truck culture is thriving in Greenville and you can get almost any fare you desire, depending on location and day of the week. But what are some of the more interesting dishes and how much will you sacrifice to stuff your face with them? We found out. And be sure to follow the food trucks on social media to see where they will show up next.
Most interesting dish: You Sexy Thing — a beer-cooked brat on a chewy bun, topped with chili, pimento cheese, sriracha and jalapenos.
Most interesting dish: Al Pastor Tacos — three tacos with al pastor meat (marinated pork grilled with pineapple) on flour tortillas with onion, cilantro, tomato, lettuce and cheese.
Most interesting dish: We Got the Beets Burger — base of beets and sweet potatoes with both kale and beans, topped with a fancy sauce, sweet orange bell pepper, and fresh spinach on a Kaiser bun
Most interesting dish: Chorizo Pizza with an alfredo base, smoked mozzarella and leeks.
Most interesting dish: Slice of banana pudding pound cake with cream cheese icing.
Most interesting dish: Cheddar Wing Poutine — Buffalo chicken on a bed of french fries, topped with white cheddar.
Most interesting dish: Brie and Bacon Croissant — double cream brie and crispy bacon with a raspberry balsamic reduction drizzle, served on a butter croissant.
Most interesting dish: Cuban Sandwich Quesadilla — slow-roasted pork shoulder, cured ham, topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese and dill pickles, served on a flour tortilla.
Most interesting dish: Lobster Roll — a Maine-style roll with Caribbean flavors, a drizzle of Old Bay drawn butter, topped with diced scallions and served with a lemon wedge.
Most interesting dish: Nutella Kone — a dessert cone filled with Nutella and fruit.