If you follow local news, you’ve read about . So, I’m using today’s post to offer you something slightly different than the usual: a North Baltimore food truck roundup. With this handy guide and a little storm-chasing gusto, you’ll be lunching at food trucks every weekday in no time.
On Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., you can find Curbside Café at Wyman Park Drive and Keswick Avenue, in the southern corner of Hampden, my home sweet home. Grab a burrito and take a leisurely walk through the neighborhood. Who needs Chipotle when you’ve got these guys? Follow them on Twitter at @Curbside_Cafe for the latest updates. (Disclaimer: I still need Chipotle. Please don’t judge.)
Creperie Breizh, which you can track by following @CreperieBreizh, is a creperie on wheels serving both sweet and savory crepes (read: lunch and dessert!). And lucky us: two North Baltimore days are in this truck’s lunchtime lineup. On Mondays, you can find them at 200 E. Cold Spring Lane near Loyola; on Wednesdays, in Charles Village near Homewood, near Charles and 33rd Streets.
Also on Wednesdays, the impossible-to-miss Gypsy Queen (@thegypsytruck) parks its “cheeky-smart ass street food” at 33rd and St. Paul Streets in Charles Village. From 11 a.m. to about 2 p.m. this blue and purple truck offers arguably the most variety, including sliders, macaroni and cheese, pita sandwiches or tacos.
Thursdays are a great day—a day when we can enjoy Miss Shirley’s pancakes in not just one, but two locations in North Baltimore. Of course, the Roland Park staple’s doors will always be open on Cold Spring Lane. But the new Miss Shirley’s food truck, , intends to spend at least one day a week in North Baltimore. The truck will feature Miss Shirley’s menu items, and will be near Homewood this Thursday and at the Rotunda next Thursday, June 16, both from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keep an eye on the Twitter feed (@missshirleys) for specifics and updates.
Friday is your chance to switch it up a bit for lunch: soup day! Thanks to the guys at Souper Freaks, who camp out around 33rd and St. Paul Streets as well, you can get homemade soups, vegan salads and a Freak Dog. (I am not telling you what that is; you have to find out for yourself.) You can follow Souper Freaks at @SouperFreaky on Twitter, or go to the creative, comic book-themed website for the details. Best part: chilled soup to kick the heat wave blues.
The astute reader will notice that Tuesday is missing from my list. Tuesday is a sad, street food-less day in North Baltimore. (If I’ve missed anyone, shoot me a message! But if not, this as a note to Baltimore’s city-wide fleet: Tuesday sounds like an untapped lunch market to me!)
In the meantime, North Baltimore folks can take Tuesday to venture to other parts of town and see what the rest of the city’s food truck fleet is up to. There are about a dozen trucks making their way around the city and Baltimore County, including burgers served by Kooper’s Chowhound (@BRGRWagon) and cupcakes by Reisterstown’s Iced Gems Baking (@icedgemsbaking). And, stay tuned for Dangerously Delicious Pies (@BaltoPieTruck), the likely next addition to Baltimore’s growing fleet of road-ready vendors.
Because parking can be a challenge, trucks occasionally malfunction and most also schedule special events, I’d always suggest checking in with the trucks’ Twitter feeds before you set out in search of mobile victuals. There are a couple of trackers popping up here and there on Twitter, but my favorite so far is Foursquare Baltimore’s (@4sqBmore) Baltimore Street Food list, accessed here.
Correction: Kooper's Chowhound was misspelled in the original version of this article.