Baltimore, MD: Food Trucks – GrrChe, Gypsy Queen Cafe, Kommie Pig, Souper Freak, and more.

By Tom Chalkley | City Paper


Busia’s Kitchen

A Polish food truck? Tak! That means yes in Polish, but you won’t need to translate to order delicious cheese pierogi, golabki, and even simple hot dogs. The Polish platter is tremendous and cheap.


A staple at First Thursdays, Artscape, and other celebrations, this truck brings the Mount Vernon Middle Eastern favorite to the streets.


This beloved truck offers gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches on the go. But these aren’t just any grilled cheese sandwiches, these are the kind of creations that might have been dreamed up by Blondie’s sandwich-loving husband when he accidentally smoked weed. Crab grilled cheese? Check. Pastrami and angus beef on a grilled cheese? You know it. The best grilled cheese you’ll ever eat.

Gypsy Queen Cafe

When we first tried the Korean cheesesteak, we couldn’t talk about anything else for months. It’s a huge mess, but the kimchi, steak, and cheesy sauce are so well worth it that we’d eat it naked with no napkins if we had to. Everything they serve is almost that good. Almost.

Kommie Pig

Kommie Pig has the best pulled pork this side of Andy Nelson’s. It’s not smothered with wet sauce but defined by the flavor of the meat and a dry rub. The collard greens and the baked beans are damn good too. They’ve got an enjoyable sense of humor and a cool-looking truck.

Kooper’s Chowhound

One of the first food trucks on the scene, Kooper’s keeps rockin’ those sinfully good gourmet burgers. Sure, they let you build your own, but you probably won’t come up with anything as decadent as the insanely delicious Baja burger. It’s dangerous when they park close to your office too often.

Miss Shirley’s

The queen of Southern brunch has hit the streets with her crispy chicken and waffles. We’re surprised she hasn’t been fined for disrupting traffic.

Souper Freak

This team is now running Women’s Industrial Kitchen, but you can still find their orange truck out on the road serving gourmet soups, salads, and sandwiches.

Tacos Jalisco

South Broadway near Bank Street

This food truck has more in common with the little taco joints of Upper Fells than it does with the trendier new food trucks. And that’s not a bad thing. With no web presence, Tacos Jalisco is more interested in feeding you good, cheap tacos than it is in updating a Twitter feed.

The Wild Dog

The Wild Dog Cart shows just how unimaginative most hot dog carts are. Take the Mexican dog, for instance. It’s got green chilies, cheese, salsa, and crushed corn tortilla chips. Now that’s how you make a hot dog!