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Best Food Trucks In South Florida

June 19, 2013 8:00 AM

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El Rey de la Fritas  (Source: www.facebook.com/reydelasfritas)

El Rey de la Fritas (Source: http://www.facebook.com/reydelasfritas)

With over 100 food trucks in South Florida, how could they be ignored by foodies, local and visiting? We all love dining in a relaxed setting with waiters attending us and possibly maitre d’s selecting wine for us, but there’s nothing more tasty than a juicy burger eaten while walking through art galleries or a fish taco at the local flea market. Be a kid again, forget your mother saying “don’t eat with your hands” and let your taste buds guide you.

Ms. Cheezious
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 989-4019
www.mscheezious.com

What were we even eating 2.5 years ago before Ms. Cheezious was born? Living with “fresh made grilled cheese” one truck at the time is what makes everyone trying these sandwiches for the first time a regular. After two trucks, Ms. Cheezious plans to open a store in the MiMo District in Miami by the end of the year. The must-have items on the menu are the grilled blue and bacon and the crabby cheese meat.

Gastropod
Miami, FL 33122
(786) 228-6704
www.gastropodmiami.com

Chef Jeremiah’s pedegreed curriculum began as a personal chef and he is now the mastermind behind Gastropod. What are people saying about the menu that’s considered the father of all South Florida food trucks? The mo’ better burger is sublime and don’t forget to top it off with an egg. For the sweet tooth, the s’more is a must with homemade rose water marshmallow, graham crackers and Nutella. For the morning of the night that never ended, the breakfast of champions is de rigueur (grits and poached egg).

Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 449-2517
www.firemanderekspies.com

Derek is a real City of Miami firefighter who, during his down time and days off, bakes cheesecakes, pies and flans. What’s better for a fireman than being on a truck selling his favorite treats? The key lime pie is definitely one not to be overlooked. For chocolate lovers, the chocolate mousse over a layer of graham crackers is a sure delight.

Related: Best Tacos In South Florida

El Rey de la Fritas
1821 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 644-6054
www.facebook.com/reydelasfritas

In the heart of Little Havana, the famous Calle Ocho (8th Street) El Rey de la Fritas never under delivers. If you are not local, you’d better understand that ‘las fritas’ has a lot to do with French fries, only more. It is a patty mixed with chorizo served not on a bun but on Cuban bread and covered with shoe string French fries, all smushed in one sandwich. It is almost a requirement to drink these with a batido de mamey, that is a juice of the typical Caribbean fruit Cubans eat for breakfast.

Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers
Miami, FL 33161
(305) 600-9636
www.jefesoriginal.com

Jefe’s recipes belong to a time of the past, California in the mid-50s to be correct. Burgers and fish tacos are not usually found together, but here they make a great pair. When it comes to making a selection at this truck, it is a difficult choice. If you go for the mango and lime taco, then you might regret not having the patty melt. In case of such a difficult decision, the solution is to follow the truck multiple times and try all of them without overloading your digestive system.

Related: Best Places For Fresh Seafood

A resident of South Beach for 16 years, Francesca Belluomini has long been an iconic presence on the local nightlife scene. Raised and educated in Tuscany, Italy, she has also lived in two fashion capitols, Milan and London. She writes about all fashions in Miami. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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