Where could you possibly find Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Cuban, Jamaican, AND more all in one place? Welcome to the food trucks of Exchange Place in JC. When you're looking for authentic fast (and much healthier) food, check out the side streets along the water! With the convenience of being located in or around the same parking spots, these trucks will become part of your regular routine. Here are some of my favorites:
Curry Hill Indian
When you're looking for a little spice in your life, look no further than this truck. Don't judge a book by it's cover, or a truck by its paint, because this food is some of the most-raved about.
What to order: Double Egg Bhurji
With tons of options (including vegetarian) and lots of flavor, Cubano X-press will surprise you with how delicious food can be when you are on a time crunch.
What to order: Que Veggie Cuba!
Take a break from daydreaming of being on the ocean, enjoying a nice lobster roll...and walk down to Angry Archie's. While this may seem impossible when on a budget, Angry Archies is your solution to all of your seafood dreams.
What to order: Lobster Roll
With the ability to call in and order, there is no better choice than going for some IncrediBalls. This unique food will surprise you in not only flavor, but also fill you up so you can power through the rest of your work day.
What to order: The People's Choice!
El Chilango Taqueria
Where else can you get a burrito, quesadilla, chilaquiles, or a taco plate within walking distance? Your coworkers will thank you for bringing in this delicious aroma into your office (just beware they don't steal your food when you're not looking!).
What to order: Spicy Meat Torta
Get a taste of the island vibes with this truck. With options of just meat, wraps, salads, and meals, you'll surely be able to get your picky coworkers something they (and you) will love.
What to order: Jerk Chicken Salad
This tiny truck makes some of the best tofu in the area. For a healthier option on your lunch break, look no further than Busters. Just remember, they are cash only!
What to order: Organic Tofu with brown rice, red beans, and vegetables
No F*rks Given
The name alone should entice you to try it. But if you want a little more convincing, just read the menu! With offerings of goat cheese, harissa mayo, corn, and shiitake mushrooms on some of their food, your tastebuds will ignite with this food.
What to order: Artichoke Grilled Cheese
Sometimes located at the intersection of Montgomery and Marin, this truck gives you schnitzel every possible way you can imagine.
What to order: Schnitzel platter
Saraha Grill & Pita
Also with a location on Columbus near the Grove Street Path, this Halal truck offers the best falafel on the block (they are even open late night!!!).
What to order: Lamb over rice platter with BOTH white and hot sauce
Not really a food truck, but honorable mention:
Because everyone needs a little 'pick-me-up' in the middle of the day. This coffee truck offers artisan coffee for a 'day-old coffee' price.
What to order: Hazelnut Cold Brew or the Golden Latte
Written by Angela Ashman
Angela is a graduate student of cultural anthropology. While living in JC for the past two years, she has developed quite a taste for champagne, eclectic bars and exploring dog parks with her adorable cardigan welsh corgi, Olive. Follow her adventures with Olive on her Instagram