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7 more food trucks to try this spring

By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof | Posted - Apr 30th, 2013 @ 10:01am

SALT LAKE CITY — So you've tried a taco cart. You got a hot dog from another vendor. If you want to branch out a little more, we have compiled another list of food trucks and carts in Salt Lake you should try.

So Cupcake
3941 S. Highland Drive (among other locations)
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Who doesn't want dessert delivered? For a minimum purchase of $25, So Cupcake will deliver pre-ordered goodies to you. If you would rather walk and eat your treats in the sunshine, you can visit them where they are parked. Find their daily flavors on Facebook or Twitter.

Better Burger
Varying locations times

As the name suggests, this truck serves up burgers of all kinds: grass-fed beef, turkey, and veggie. Like any proper burger joint, they also make shakes — with Utah's own Farr's Ice Cream, no less.


For the environmentally aware, the truck owners even compiled a resource page where customers can read about the ingredients' origins.

The truck will be opening back up for the season on May 3 at Red Butte Garden's annual plant sale, and at the Tour de Brewtah the next day.

Pogi's Fire Grilled Pizza
Varying locations
Weekdays, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Pogi's serves up crispy crusted pizzas of all kinds, and cooks to order, so you can get almost anything you would want atop your pie. For sides, they've got garlic cheese bread and salads, and for dessert, you can get banana cream pudding or sip on an Italian cream soda.

Check their website for their locations and catch them while they are near you.

Tips for eating at a food cart or truck
  • Bring cash: Many carts and trucks don't accept credit cards, so be sure to bring enough cash to cover your meal.
  • Decide before you get in line: When you've got people waiting in line behind you, and the person cooking is also taking your order, do them all a favor and decide what you want beforehand. If you need to ask a question, do it and then decide quickly.
  • Tip: These carts and trucks are often manned by one person, and they are often the owner. Help them out and encourage better service and food by leaving them a tip.
  • Get out of the way: Once you've placed your order, step off to the side, within earshot, of the cart. And once you've gotten your food, find a place out of the way of the cart and condiments to eat.

Varying locations and times
Submarino's Facebook

There is more to sandwiches than Subway. Step up to Submarino's and you can build your own sandwich or try one of their many signature subs (or sammies, as they call them on the truck).

Waki Paki
Varying locations and times

This Indian-meets-Pakistani restaurant is run by a former mechanical engineer whose family is from Pakistan. Waki Paki moves around the city cooking up kebabs, wraps, and samosas.

Catch them next at Gallivan Plaza on Thursday.

Rubadue's Saucey Skillet
Varying locations and times

Often found at the University of Utah campus on the Marriation Library Plaza, the Saucey Skillet serves up hot American food — and just about everything can include a side of macaroni and cheese. Win.

Be sure to check out the truck's ever-changing soups and specials, too.

Mama Simonetti Spaghetti
180 South Main
Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4044 South 2700 E. Salt Lake City (inside Granatos)
Monday-Saturday, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Don't let the cart fool you: they take their sauces seriously. Mama Simonetti's simmers their sauce for 12 to 24 hours before serving them up to customers, and cooks start as early as 2 a.m. to make everything from scratch. Check out their Facebook page for promotions and drawings.

Top Image: Better Burger

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