Huntsville, AL: New Food Truck on University Drive Serves Vietnamese Subs

Vietnamese sub truck on University Drive (The Huntsville Times/Deborah Storey)

By Deborah Storey | The Huntsville Times

Vietnamese sub truck on University Drive (The Huntsville Times/Deborah Storey)

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The food truck trend continues to roll into Huntsville.

The newest one, on University Drive at Old Monrovia Road, serves Vietnamese sub sandwiches.

From the look of the lines often there on weekedays, it’s popular.

A couple named Dang Nguyen and Han Vu, both from Saigon, have been selling their native fare at the Chevron station parking lot for about three months. They serve sub sandwiches and spring rolls and plan to add soup this winter. Sandwiches and fresh-made spring rolls are $3.25.

The bahn mi sandwich is on a fresh baguette with chiles or jalapenos, ham “made with a bit of pig’s ear,” minced pork, pickled carrots, daikon radish, cucumber, cilantro and pork liver pate. They make the bread themselves.

There’s also grilled pork, grilled chicken and meatball sandwiches. Soft drinks in cans and chips are available, too.

Several mobile food operations already serve Mexican food in the Huntsville area (Governors Drive, Triana Boulevard).

The truck is “open” Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.