Best of Denver

The Ten Best Food Trucks in Denver and Boulder

The Ginger Pig does Chinese and pan-Asian street food.
The Ginger Pig does Chinese and pan-Asian street food. Mark Antonation

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Quiero Arepas
Venezuelan native Igor Panasewicz and his wife, Beckie, have been building the street sandwiches known as arepas since 2010. Based on a corn-flour shell that comes in somewhere between a pita and a gordita, these arepas overflow with South American ingredients like black beans, fried plantain, juicy pulled pork and sliced avocado. A bright and tangy salsa verde makes every bite burst with flavor.

click to enlarge Saba's is a great deal and serves great Ethiopian cooking. - MARK ANTONATION
Saba's is a great deal and serves great Ethiopian cooking.
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Saba's Ethiopian Food
Food truck menu prices from Denver's gourmet trucks can often be a little steep. But the moment you're handed your hefty meal through the window of Saba's food truck, you'll know you've chosen wisely. Get a trio of vegetables (stewed lentils, potatoes and beets, slow-cooked collard greens, for example), a duo of lamb and chicken, or a combo plate with a little of everything, and you'll have enough food for two. The house injera bread is as plentiful as it is tasty, and an order also comes with fragrant rice and a green salad. If you're just looking for a quick snack, lentil-filled fried sambusas are a great option.

Tacos el Huequito
Tacos el Huequito is a family-run mobile taqueria serving traditional Mexican street food. As the name suggests, tacos are the number-one option; they're kept simple with grilled meats, two-ply corn tortillas and blazing housemade salsas. Burritos, quesadillas and towering plates of nachos are also sure bets. Look for the red-brick paint job at craft breweries around town.

click to enlarge Don't miss Tocabe's fry bread. - FACEBOOK/TOCABE
Don't miss Tocabe's fry bread.
Denver's only Native American restaurant also has a food truck, so you can track down Indian tacos made on big rounds of fry bread when you're on the go. Braised bison, grilled chicken or vegetarian toppings along with hominy, green chiles and other toppings make for a perfect lunch rooted in the ingredients of the Southwest.

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What Would Cheesus Do?
We admit it; we only went to this food truck because of its irreverent name, but once we had a taste of the gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, we were hooked. Owner Genevieve Hardin had just started her business in February when in May the trailer was stolen and gutted before being found. Fortunately, Colorado Food Trucks & Restaurant Equipment stepped up and, with the help of wholesale vendors, refitted the trailer at no charge to Hardin. So What Would Cheesus Do? is back on the streets grilling up sandwiches with a side of cheeky humor for all of Denver to enjoy.
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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation