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Dallas’ Best Food Trucks: A Review of Dallas’ Best Eats and Treats on Wheels

Updated on February 23, 2013

Easy Slider Food Truck in Dallas, Texas

Easy Slider, a burger food truck in Dallas, Texas
Easy Slider, a burger food truck in Dallas, Texas | Source
Sweet and Lowdown, a goat cheese and strawberry slider from Easy Slider food truck in Dallas, Texas
Sweet and Lowdown, a goat cheese and strawberry slider from Easy Slider food truck in Dallas, Texas | Source

Dallas’ Best Food Truck Burgers: Easy Slider

Easy Slider offers up bite-size slider burgers in a variety of flavors—some simple, some gourmet. The food truck offers a classic cheeseburger, as well as the more exotic Black and Bleu (angus beef, bleu cheese slaw, and bacon) and The Nutty Pig (angus beef, bacon, peanut butter, red onion, lettuce). Though peanut butter on a burger sounds like a stretch, the sweet and nutty spread complements the grilled flavor of the meet nicely. The best burger on the truck, however, is The Sweet and Lowdown—a sweet and savory combination of goat cheese, strawberry jam, and bacon. It even comes topped with a small slice of strawberry.

The burgers at Easy Slider come well done, priced at 2 for $7 or 3 for $10. The buns and ingredients are fresh, and the service is friendly. Easy Slider also has vegetarian options and, for those who become easily bored with the same flavors, seasonal offerings like the Gobbler—a turkey patty drizzled in gravy and topped with cornbread-jalapeno stuffing (it even comes topped with a tiny slice of pie.) The only downside of this truck is that the burgers do take about 7 minutes to cook, so if there’s a long line you’ll be waiting a while.

If Cajun Tailgators is around, they fry up awesome fresh-cut French fries, smothered in parmesan and garlic, for only $3. The fries make a great complement to the burgers if you’re not in the mood for the chips Easy Slider sells.

Dallas' Best Food Truck Tacos: Rock and Roll Tacos

The taco (along with the hot dog) is quintessential street food, but Dallas’ Rock and Roll Tacos food truck takes it to the next level by going a little upscale. The queso, which comes with chips for $4, is the perfect consistency—not too thick, not too runny, and made with white cheese and jalapenos for a combination of smooth flavor with a bite. The spicy mac and cheese is also good as a side or on its own (it’s a bit small, though only $2), and features a blend of cheeses with a kick.

Moving on to the main course, though, Rock and Roll Tacos offers a range of taco meats and flavors. Its signature taco, La Grange, is a little reminiscent of fair food—fried chicken in the middle of a vanilla waffle, drizzled in spicy sauce. Though the Purple People Eater vegetarian taco (Portobello mushrooms and potatoes) is a little bland, the Brisket taco (pulled meat with avocado and queso fresco) and the Chili Verde taco (pork simmered with tomatillos and jalapenos, topped with queso fresco) are savory and delicious.

The tacos range from $2.50 to $3.50, based on the flavor. The ingredients are fresh, the cook is generous with the filling, and the food comes out fairly quickly. Though the rock and roll music blasting out of the truck is often just a smidge too loud, overall Rock and Roll Tacos is one of the best food trucks in Dallas.

Whoopie Pies

Rockstar Bakeshop serves up sweet and delicious whoopie pies in Dallas, Texas
Rockstar Bakeshop serves up sweet and delicious whoopie pies in Dallas, Texas | Source

Dallas’ Best Food Truck Desserts: Rockstar Bakeshop

While there’s an entire festival devoted to the whoopie pie in Pennsylvania, it took a spunky food truck to make the dessert popular in Dallas. Rockstar Bakeshopsells its whoopie pees from “Layla,” a black, white, and pink harlequin print truck. (A whoopie pie, for the uninitiated, is two small rounds of cakes enclosing a frosting filling.)

The whoopie flavors, which rotate seasonally, are all named for classic rock songs, from “Sweet Caroline” to “White Zombie” to “Shout at the Devil.” The fall flavor “Paperback Writer” is the best of the autumnal bunch, a rich ginger molasses cake with vanilla buttercream honey and apple butter. Though I found one of their popular flavors, the red velvet “Sweet Emotion,” to be a little dull on the palate, other flavors such as “Ace of Spades” (vanilla cake with marshmallow frosting, chocolate ganache, and crushed graham crackers) to be well worth tracking down the truck.

The cakes are $3 a piece, though sometimes the truck runs $1 off specials or buy-one-get-one deals. If there’s a certain flavor you’ve got your eye on, it’s best to arrive early—often the truck sells out of its more popular items. The pies themselves are very rich, with generous slathers of icing and moist cake—though there are other great dessert food trucks in Dallas, Rockstar Bakeshop takes the cake both for creativity and flavor.

If you’re craving a whoopie and can’t find Rockstar, check some of the other food trucks, such as Three Lions, Nammi Truck, or Easy Slider—they offer special whoopie pie flavors that can only be found on their trucks.


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