Phoenix, AZ: Food Truck Feature – Emerson Fry Bread

By Amelia  |  Herban Explorer


If you’ve never been to Food Truck Friday, then I suggest you try it as soon as possible. Food trucks from all over the valley gather from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Phoenix Public Market on the corner of Central Avenue and Pierce Street every Friday. This week, I had a healthy option called “The Daisy” from Emerson Fry Bread.


The colorful food truck is hard to miss and serves up a small menu — but here, you’ll find quality in massive portions that make any choice a good one.


The Daisy came with a side of chips and salsa, and I’ll have to admit that while the salsa was tasty, it also packed a punch. I was definitely sweating. Inside The Daisy was a bed of greens, tender and flavorful pork, pico de gallo and other ingredients that slipped my mind because I was so ravenous that I ate the whole thing without breathing. Again, no shame.

I’ll admit that I’m normally not one for fry bread, but there is something about the soft bread and flavorful meat that left my basket empty. Yes, while the portion size was large, I ate the entire thing. Let’s not neglect the fact I was hungry, okay? Emerson does it right.

An easy way to stay updated on your favorite food trucks is to follow them on social media or, for a one-stop shop, just follow the Phoenix Street Food Coalition on Twitter for quick updates on all things street food in Phoenix.