By Contributor | Philadelphia Daily News
What to eat: Halal (food that meets Islamic dietary laws) chicken, lamb, falafel or tilapia platters with rice, lettuce, tomato and onion are $5 – soda or water included! Sizable portions, too. Sandwiches and a drink are $4. Go with the creamy white sauce or the hot sauce, or both. Eat for less after you “dress for less” at the Ross store nearby.
Don’t miss: Halal chicken platters are popular for a reason: They’re consistently good. Tender – not greasy or fatty – morsels of chicken with a shot of hot sauce make the perfect quick lunch. Not too spicy, but it’ll open up your sinuses.
Find it: Northeast corner of 8th and Market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. They plan to be there on Saturdays soon but will likely close earlier in the afternoon.
Look for: A standard silver cart with green signage.
Backstory: Arshad Hussain, a native of Pakistan, opened his truck about a year ago. It’s a no-frills operation. He’s not trying to be hip or reinvent the wheel. Hussain just serves up traditional Halal food that’s fast, filling and frugal – the three Fs of a successful food truck.