Food trucks worth the stop for hearty fall offerings – PGH City Paper

It’s always a good time for comfort food, but as the temperatures cool, you may wonder where to find a hearty meal to warm the bones on a nippy fall day in the ’Burgh. While the seasons and their parking spots may change, the awesome quality you’ll find from these mobile food vendors remains consistent. Check out this list of some of Pittsburgh’s best food trucks, then make your way to their stops to grab a perfect comfort meal!

Must Try: Arepa Pabellón. It’s an arepa stuffed with shredded beef, plantains, black beans, and queso fresco. It’s filling and delicious to the last bite — perfect to line the stomach before or after a night out on the ’tahn. Make sure to get a side of their famous cilantro and ajo (garlic) sauce on the side to drizzle over every bite. It’s tangy and creamy and goes with everything, seriously.

Must Try: Four cheese empanada with chimichurri. What’s more welcome on a crisp autumn day than a mouthful of melted cheese surrounded by crispy, flaky dough? While all of Tango’s offerings are delicious, this cheese-oozing empanada offers a perfect, simple flavor platform for the chimichurri to really shine. Make sure you dip or dollop liberally!

Must Try: Mr. Orange, a chicken sandwich that is absolutely loaded up with flavor. As described on their website, the sandwich features “smoked and pulled chicken, spicy piri piri sauce, briny cucumbers, chimichurri aioli on a toasted Big Marty’s roll.” Yum!

Must Try: A “Classic” bowl of beef chili served over a cornbread base provides extra cozy food vibes. You’ll love how the cornbread plays with the chili, soaking it up and providing a complementary texture to the ground beef and tomatoes.

Must Try: It’s really difficult to give just one recommendation, as the food is authentic AF and simply delicious. But, if you’re determined to try just one thing, go for the chipotle pork taco, paired with a Jarritos.

Must Try: Oxtail and fried plantains, two Caribbean staples that are otherwise quite hard to come by in the Steel City. The oxtail is a stewy delicacy served over rice that melts off the bone and goes down smoothly.
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