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The Five Best New Food Trucks in Houston 2014

Armed with only a truck and a dream (well, and a batch of recipes), these food entrepreneurs continue to fan out across Houston.

Doug Le is seeing gourmet doughnuts outside his new truck, Doughmaker Doughnuts.
Photo by Yuri Peña
Doug Le is seeing gourmet doughnuts outside his new truck, Doughmaker Doughnuts.
Garrett Blinn of Buttz Gourmet Food Truck is just as wild about his pulled pork sandwiches as the rest of Houston is.
Photo by Yuri Peña
Garrett Blinn of Buttz Gourmet Food Truck is just as wild about his pulled pork sandwiches as the rest of Houston is.

There are several more food trucks going the way of the dinosaurs (you know, if the dinosaurs became awesome restaurants) in the next few months, including Bernie's Burger Bus, H-Town StrEATs and Pi Pizza Truck. While the trio of Bernie's buses continues to spread across the city, owner Justin Turner is preparing to open a shop in Bellaire, and burger-lovers can't wait for its anticipated June debut. H-Town StrEATs will diverge from its usual menu with Hugs & Donuts, a doughnut shop set to open next to Fat Cat Creamery in the Heights in July. And though there's no date yet, word on the street is that Pi Pizza Truck's Anthony Calleo is well on his way to opening a permanent pizza shop of his very own.

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4 comments
Julie T Vu
Julie T Vu

Too many words.. No pictures of food.

JJTexans
JJTexans

"There's been talk of more restaurants or more trucks, but for now, Houston is happy just to have the trusty Modular and its hustle sprouts back."


The people of Houston should not be happy with $9 "hustle" sprouts at Goro & Gun.  What the hell do they cook it with, truffle oil?  The only "hustling" going on is hard earned money from our pockets.  I love the restaurant concept and what it means to downtown, but there's definitely a disconnect between the product they offer and the prices they charge.  Go to a real "izakaya" in other cities with a Japanese community and see how much food $50 gets you and compare to what you can get at a place like Goro & Gun.  Granted, the Modular truck's prices are much more reasonable and it's not fair for me to put all this on just one establishment.  This disturbing trend of "hipster" pricing at restaurants (aka overpriced) is starting to take over this city by storm.


The shift to the chef driven restaurant concept in Houston, as well as other cities is both a gift and a curse.  It's definitely a good thing to raise the bar on food quality which causes the competition to do the same, even with the expected increase in pricing.  However, this does not give them carte blanche to charge extortionate prices on their food.  Sorry Underbelly, but at your prices I would much rather spend it at a Thomas Keller restaurant or get your "inspired Creole" items at a spot on Bellaire Blvd. or Long Point Rd. for a fraction of the price (albeit at a lesser quality but with more authenticity).  

rasclot123
rasclot123

When will this food truck fad end?  Food trucks used to be cheap and pulled up to construction sites.  Now they are serving 8$ smoothies and 6$ tacos at some lame art show.

 
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