Four Raleigh food trucks we can’t get enough of this month
The Golden Empanada
John Cena once famously ate 36 empanadas in a row—and while it may seem like an impossible feat, these deep-fried goodies (filled with the likes of shrimp, cheese, veggies or chicken) make it seem like a walk in the park. Heck, order 37! Round out your golden grub sesh with yellow rice and veggies with pebre (a nonspicy spin on the classic Chilean sauce), and top it off with a mil hojas cake (aka layers of flakey goodness with dulce de leche and cream). You’re guaranteed to be stuffed—in the best way.
Eat Thai Raleigh
A taste of Thailand on wheels? Say less. Born of a passion for teaching others how to cook Thai food, the authentic catering and cooking class service has expanded its horizons with a food truck, rolling out street-style eats like larb meatballs, shrimp curry, pad thai, Vietnamese spring rolls and khanom moh gang. Prepare to break out of your comfort zone! @eat.thai.raleigh
El Toro Alebrije Tacos & Tapas
Flavor-blasted Goldfish have nothing on this bright and bold food truck fusing Latin American and Caribbean cuisine for a savory explosion that’ll have you coming back time and again. Load up on tostones, aka fried green plantains topped with Cajun ranch and cotija cheese; tacos; quesadillas; burrito bowls; and more—NTM rotating specials (check Insta before you go!). @eltoroalebrije
Let’s get this bread—literally. Sandwich lovers, meet your new go-to lunch spot. The mobile deli food truck specializes in freshly sliced and grilled-to-order sammies stuffed with everything from roast beef and turkey to steak and cheese to Buffalo chicken—all served with lettuce, tomato, onion, vinegar, oil and oregano. Carb counting? Lose the bread and turn your fave menu item into a bowl. @santopietros_sandwiches