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Top 10 Food Carts & Food Trucks – Summer 2010

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Wednesday marked the first official day of autumn, which means that summer has unfortunately come to a close. To mark the occasion, we asked everyone to cast their votes last week and name their favorite food carts and food trucks of the summer. We’ve tallied up the votes and your top 10 favorites are as follows:

1. Ray Ray’s Hog Pit – This barbeque truck has quickly become a Clintonville staple and their fine food has not gone unnoticed. Specialties include ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork with a variety of sauces and sides.
[Links: CU Disccusion | Facebook | StreetEats]

2. Foodie Cart – Foodie Cart may sound like a pretty nondescript business name, but that’s easily fixed with two additional words: Japanese Crepes. Their menu features a unique variety of both sweet and savory crepes.
[Links: CU Review | Twitter | Facebook | StreetEats]

3. Junior’s Tacos – Junior’s Taco Truck is a familiar sight for anyone who spends any regular amount of time in the Victorian Village, Short North or Harrison West neighborhoods. Their late hours and affordable menu keeps everyone coming back for more.
[Links: Facebook | TacoTrucks]

4. Mikey’s Late Night Slice – Having opened over a year ago makes Late Night Slice one of the older kids on this Top 10 block. Their business operates in a two-fold fashion, serving pizza from a small shack in the Short North and taking their pizza on the road in their mobile truck.
[Links: CU Story | Twitter | Facebook | StreetEats]

5. Los Guachos – There are many authentic taco trucks to be found on the west side of Columbus, but Los Guachos managed to stand above the rest. Favorite items include their gringas and anything made with their fresh al pastor.
[Link: TacoTrucks]

6. 3 Babes and a Baker – 3 Babes managed to break the mold with their dessert-only offerings and made quite an impression on the foodie scene this summer with their cupcake truck. They’re often found parked at Gay & High Downtown and re-purposing a parking lot spot in the best way imaginable.
[Links: CU Disccusion | Twitter | Facebook | StreetEats]

7. Los Potosinos – Another west side favorite, Los Potosinos wins over their fans with their grilled chicken (pollo al carbon) dishes and diverse menu that includes tostadas, rellenos, enchiladas, flautas and much more than just tacos.
[Links: Facebook | TacoTrucks]

8. Las Catrachas – Breaking from the traditionally Mexican taco truck mold, Las Catrachas instead serves up Honduran offerings from their west side location. Many of their dishes are fork-and–plate style rather than eat-with-your hands, but they provide seating to keep it easy.
[Link: AltEats]

9. Taqueria Davanne – Located next to the Las Maravillas grocery store in Victorian Village, Taqueria Davanne is another close-to-home offering for many regular readers of Columbus Underground. Their menu consists of the standard staples of Taco Truck expectations.
[Link: TacoTrucks]

10. Rad Dog! – Another “old school” food cart option, Rad Dog’s food cart presence dates all the way back to 2008. Their menu is made up of vegetarian and vegan offerings including hot dogs, brats and more.
[Links: CU News | Twitter | Facebook | Blog | StreetEats]

Thanks for casting your votes, and happy eating Columbus!

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