A Power Ranking of On-Campus Food Trucks
Ever gaze upon the elegant train of food trucks down Ellis or S. University Ave. and, unsure of where to stop, continue along your way to Hutch in tentative fear rather than feast upon these mobile and noble eateries? No worries, we’ve taken the guesswork out of it for you. Keep reading for a roundup of food trucks worth your time and some you should definitely skip.
As a huge cheese aficionado and a staunch believer that cheese can make almost anything better, I set my eyes on this food truck with the highest of hopes. It did not meet my expectations. Cheesies specializes in grilled cheeses, but there was something about the consistency, the texture of the cheese, that erred on the side of rubbery. Might have just been a bad day for them, but there are definitely better options down the street.
4. Aztec Daves
Aztec Dave’s is generally pretty good. It’s only ranked fourth because everything else from third to first is really really good. The burritos are quite filling, and they have quality sauces to go along with their entrees. Extra avocado is quite cheap (a rarity these days), so definitely take advantage of that added perk.
3. Mediterranean Express
Very solid. I normally get the “Really Hungry,” composed of Chicken Shawarma over rice with Cajun fries and humus. The fries are great, the pita bread is fantastic, and the falafels are top notch. You also have the option to build your own meal, and there are a lot of worthy combinations to work with. Sometimes they’ll give you a voucher for a free side with your next meal.
Classic American food in the form of really fantastic burgers. The Bleu Burger is great for those who enjoy the promised land of blue cheese, and there is something about the sauce in the Juicy Lucy Burger that really hits home. They have quality fries as well. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better burger in Hyde Park.
1. Bob Cha
Bob Cha is absolutely amazing in every regard. I don’t know what to really recommend on the menu because everything I’ve had has been spectacular. I personally prefer the pork belly, and the eggs are always perfect. The toppings are fantastic. If you haven’t had Bob Cha before, put it on the top of your list, because you haven’t had the full UChicago experience or truly lived until you’ve gotten a bite of Bob Cha tots.
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