Over the past two weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time in D.C. searching for an apartment for next year (I’m moving there for culinary school at l’Academie de Cuisine in the Fall). I’ve been focusing on the Woodley Park, upper Connecticut Avenue areas to give me a shorter commute in the morning to the school in Gaithersburg.
Walking around the city, one of the first thing I’ve noticed is the abundancy of food trucks. All over city squares, parks and busy streets – D.C. food trucks are hot right now. D.C. not only offers trucks similar to Baltimore’s, such as Curbside Cupcake, but also many that are quite unique.
While walking past the McPherson Square metro stop, I spotted a conspicuous yellow and blue truck parked along K street at Franklin Park. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that Sang on Wheels, specializes in cuisine from Laos, from Southeast Asia. I’m not familiar with Laotian cuisine, so I was interested to see what this food truck had to offer.
Sang on Wheels boasts BBQ lamb, a skewer of lamb meatballs, Drunken Noodles, a Thai dish made with noodles, chilis and basil, and many other options. A combo meal comes with fried rice and a drink as well. I regret not giving the truck a try while I was in D.C. for the day.
A great resource I have found for D.C. food trucks is a website called The StrEATS, which uses a Google map to show the whereabouts of the trucks. In addition to Sang on Wheels, also around Franklin Park is Basil Thyme, a homemade pasta truck, Dangerously Delicious Pies (which is based in Baltimore), Sauca, a truck featuring cuisines from all over the world and The Rolling Ficelle, a baguette sandwich truck.
The selection blows my mind. I can’t wait to sample every truck when I am living in the city next year!
(Image borrowed from sangonwheels.com)