Food trucks on the Farm expand options for a tasty nosh on campus
Whether you’re new to campus or you’ve been here a while, you probably frequently find yourself on the hunt for something good to eat. For those looking for something different midday, food trucks are among the many dining options on campus.
Each weekday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., two food trucks park at the corner of Via Ortega and South Service Road, outside Y2E2 (see the food truck schedule here). There you’ll find faculty, staff, students and postdocs lined up to order street food from local vendors.
The Baba Kabob Truck serves Persian and Iranian food. Menu items include grilled chicken rice bowls, Angus beef sliders, seasoned grilled chicken salad and crunchy saffron rice balls made with chopped grilled chicken, gouda and mozzarella cheese, and Greek yogurt, encrusted in panko and deep fried.
Twister Food Truck offers Asian fusion cuisine. Plates include wild Alaskan salmon, beef bulgogi, pork belly or sweet and spicy chicken, served with rice and salad or gyoza. Vegetarian options include roti flatbread with curry sauce, green onion pancakes, chow mein and a tofu bento box that comes with rice, kimchi and green salad.
Capelo’s Barbecue serves up traditional Southern barbecue. Patrons can choose from sandwiches, tacos and BBQ plates, each with beef brisket, pork ribs, pulled pork, BBQ smoked chicken, hot links or grilled chicken. Sides include BBQ baked beans, mac and cheese, creamy slaw, cilantro peanut slaw, potato salad or corn muffins.
GrillZillas offers a variety of sandwiches, burgers and salads. Menu items include the portobello mushroom sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, provolone and basil pesto dressing on a kaiser roll, or the bacon avocado sandwich, which comes with marinated grilled chicken breast, provolone, applewood-smoked bacon, avocado, jalapeño, lettuce, tomatoes and red onions on a ciabatta roll.
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