If the quarantine has taught us anything, it’s that we should embrace Mother Nature. There are plenty of food trucks and other mobile eateries making the rounds to keep you fed while you’re enjoying The Great Outdoors. Here are six rolling restaurants in Pittsburgh that you should have on your radar.
Stunt Pig goes hog wild on barbecue and vegetable-forward snacks and sides. The rotating menu features bacon, pastrami, ham and sausage cured in-house, finished in a hardwood smoker and stacked high on a sammie. You can also get your oink on by enjoying meatless snacks such as Smokey White Bean Spread, Grilled Fingerling Fries and Blistered Carrots. Follow the Pig’s Instagram page for the next pop-up site.
Haskel’s is a Jewish deli on wheels and Pittsburgh’s first knish vendor. Grab a deep-fried doughball filled with mashed potatoes, opt for a nice pastrami sandwich (there’s a vegan option available, too!) or slurp matzah ball soup. Top the meal off with a chocolate babka and Dr. Brown’s Soda.
Light of Life Rescue Mission is taking its fundraising program on the road. Rescue Dogs, a food truck serving locally sourced beef franks and fries, also offers free meals to homeless people while spreading the word about the North Side shelter’s new facilities. The vehicle is also available for private events, church functions and community gatherings.
The Acosta family is bringing a little bit of New Mexico to Pittsburgh by holding pop-up events throughout the city. Eats include Red Chile Chicken, Carne Asada and San Diego Fish, a tortilla-crusted pollock topped with fresh salsa verde, homemade pickled red onion and mango coconut slaw. A custom truck with its own tortilla-making machine will launch this fall. The Acosta’s long-term goal is to open multiple brick-and-mortar locations, where they plan to help people in need with maintaining nutritional stability.
Barista Heather Schrecengost debuts Curbside Coffee Co., a tiny camper converted into an adorable café, on April 11 at The Yards at 3 Crossings in the Strip District. Starting at 10 a.m.. you can order a variety of coffee and espresso drinks as well as tea, hot chocolate and kid-friendly beverages such as Unicorn Milk.
Chefs Mark Mammone and Joe Bardakos are amping up their pandemic pickle-making hobby by introducing a Bridge City Brinery food truck this spring. In addition to serving cold-packed pickles, fermented in homemade brine that includes fresh dill, onion and garlic, they’ll also sell ‘em deep-fried and dish out sandwiches, too.