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Category Archives: Day Trips from DC

The 10 Best Food Trucks in Washington D.C.

The 10 Best Food Trucks in Washington D.C.

Food truck culture is here to stay in D.C. and with hundreds to choose from, your lunch break is sure to never lack variety. The choices can be a bit overwhelming, though. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of some of the best so you can make sure you stand in the right line come lunch time.

  1. Arepa Zone
    Cuisine: Venezuelan

You can get authentic Venezuelan arepas, cachapas and tequeños right here in D.C. at Arepa Zone. They’ve earned a host of awards since they opened in 2014, including Best New Food Truck and Food Truck of the Year at the 2014 Curbside Cookoff. Check their website for a location near your job.

  1. Pepe
    Cuisine: Spanish

The food truck of chef José Andrés serves a variety of “mobile sandwiches” that pair well with a side of patatas bravas. Each sandwich is thin and long, Spanish-style, and made with fresh-baked bread. Check Twitter for the daily location of the Pepe food truck.

  1. BBQ Bus
    Cuisine: BBQ

BBQ Bus serves pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket and ribs that are “crafted with love.” Their first smokehouse just opened in Brightwood. Check their weekly schedule for locations.

  1. Red Hook Lobster Pound
    Cuisine: Seafood

Lobster rolls or shrimp rolls? Either is delicious! Red Hook Lobster Pound is nicknamed “The Lobster Truck” and you’re sure to run into long lines if you don’t get there early. Check their website for locations.

  1. PhoWheels
    Cuisine: Vietnamese

Choose from the Vietnamese sandwich and Vietnamese-style tacos or order up a hot cup of pho, Vietnamese noodle soup, and you’ll be converted to a PhoWheeler in no time. Check PhoWheels’ social media for the location schedule.

  1. Puddin’
    Cuisine: Southern

When you’re craving divine comfort food, Puddin’ will deliver with its menu of gumbo, shrimp ’n grits and po’boys to name a few. The daily locations of its two food trucks can be found on their Twitter.

  1. El Fuego
    Cuisine: Peruvian

This fire-truck-themed food truck wants to put your hunger fires out. Here’s how: Peruvian stir-fry, the El Fuego Burger, ceviche and more. El Fuego’s Twitter keeps you updated with locations.

  1. Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats
    Cuisine: Desserts

Goodies is a 1950s-inspired food truck and soda bar. They’re known for their root beer float, delicious vanilla bean frozen custard and their donut-laden treats. Check their Twitter or Instagram for their location.

  1. Swizzler
    Cuisine: American

Swizzler serves one-of-a-kind gourmet hotdogs that look simply amazing. Their truffle parmesan fries are equally famous. Check their Facebook and Twitter to keep tabs on their location.

  1. Ball or Nothing
    Cuisine: Italian

Ball or Nothing specializes in—you guessed it—meatballs, but they also offer chicken and vegetarian/vegan balls, too. Try them and find out why they were voted Best Food Truck in 2016. Check their Twitter for their daily location.

Still undecided? Use Food Truck Fiesta’s food truck tracker to find the food trucks closest to you!

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Best Washington DC Summer Festivals in 2017

Best Washington DC Summer Festivals in 2017

As the weather starts warming up, Washington DC is full of fun and exciting festivals to suit everyone’s tastes. Kicking things off in May, and running every Friday through October, is a festival just for foodies: Truckeroo. Food trucks from all over the DC area can be found at the Fairgrounds at Yards Park serving… Continue Reading

Six Secret Washington D.C. Gardens and Parks You Don’t Want to Miss

Six Secret Washington D.C. Gardens and Parks You Don’t Want to Miss

Our nation’s capital reflects urban planning at its best, with many great parks and landmarks thoughtfully scattered throughout the city. Some of these parks and landmarks are better known than others, but some of Washington D.C.’s less well-known parks and gardens are among its best. About 19.4 percent of Washington, D.C. is park land, making… Continue Reading

Featured Day Trip from D.C.: Lost Rhino Brewing Company

Featured Day Trip from D.C.: Lost Rhino Brewing Company

Washington, D.C. has some of the best craft beer at D.C.-born breweries such as Atlas Brew Works, Capitol City Brewing, DC Brau Brewing, and so many more. Washingtonian beer lovers rave about their local breweries and the delectable brews they have to offer, but we are raving about one brewing company outside of our beloved… Continue Reading

Featured Day Trip from DC: Field of Screams

Featured Day Trip from DC: Field of Screams

Halloween is quickly approaching, and Washingtonians are getting ready to buy their costumes and plan their Halloween debauchery. We’ve already mentioned some of our favorite Halloween events happening in the D.C. area, but now we want to talk about the number one rated scream park you don’t want to miss. If you want to get… Continue Reading

This Is Halloween: Washington, D.C.

This Is Halloween: Washington, D.C.

No matter what holiday approaches, you can always depend on D.C. to be celebrating it. Whether you are celebrating Independence Day or the start of the new year, you can always find some place in the D.C. area to celebrate. Halloween is right around the corner, and soon D.C. will be filled with the Halloween… Continue Reading

Featured Day Trip From DC: Shenandoah River Outfitters

Featured Day Trip From DC: Shenandoah River Outfitters

Take a day trip out of the city and visit the Shenandoah River Outfitters. Visitors rave about their hiking trails and all of the different activities the ground has to offer. Even if you aren’t much of a camping enthusiast, there is so much to do at Shenandoah River that it makes for the perfect… Continue Reading

Celebrate National Watermelon Day in D.C.

Celebrate National Watermelon Day in D.C.

There are a bunch of unusual national holidays that we celebrate in the U.S. such as National Best Friends Day and National Tequila Day, but there is even one to celebrate one of the sweetest red fruits in the summertime. Yes, August 3rd is National Watermelon Day, and the best way to celebrate this unusual… Continue Reading

Trips Worthy of a Zipcar Rental

Trips Worthy of a Zipcar Rental

D.C. is a great city to explore. There’s always something to do whether you live near Dupont, Logan Circle, 14th Street, or any of the other hot neighborhoods. But, there is so much more beyond the city. Let’s be honest: many of us Millennials don’t own a car. We travel by train, bus and even by the innovative… Continue Reading

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