Midwest Food Truck Finds
Truck lunches to try
Check out the food truck stars on this and the following two slides. Nearly all the food trucks have Facebook pages, too.
Fast Foodie, Milwaukee (pictured) Global tacos—or, to use the chef's parlance, globacos—stuff the best flavors from Jamaican, Puerto Rican or even Greek food into the tasty confines of a soft tortilla. Paired with homemade potato chips, it's a world tour without ever leaving Wisconsin. (414) 477-8521; thefastfoodieonline.com
Hummingbird Kitchen, Evanston, Illinois The menu at this Chicago-area truck isn't huge—just two sandwiches plus a salad and fries. But the lamb sandwich with sauteed escarole and sweet caramelized onions is tender, flavorful and worth the trek. (847) 475-6680; hummingbirdkitchen.com
Duos Food Truck, Indianapolis Owned by an omnivore-vegetarian team, Duos offers a creative, changing menu balancing meaty and vegetarian/vegan dishes. We love a tangy broccoli-feta pie and a tender lamb gyro. (317) 508-8614; duosindy.com
Dandelion, Madison, Wisconsin Trust us on Dandelion's baked tofu sandwich. One look at this two-hands-required monster stuffed with colorful veggies, and the bland name won't matter. Leave room for the homemade peanut butter cup for dessert. facebook.com/dandelionfoodcart
Chef Shack, Minneapolis An ever-changing menu uses seasonal, organic and local ingredients and brings high-end gastronomy to the streets. The smoky pulled pork nachos and sweet Indian-spiced mini doughnuts come in portions large enough to share, but you won't want to. (507) 358-4220; chefshack.org