Tweeting for food: The search for gourmet food trucks in D.C.

by Jill Berry on January 4, 2011

Curbside Cupcakes in Washington, D.C.

Curbside Cupcakes in Washington, D.C.

You have to be living under a rock to NOT know what Twitter is. This townhall meeting/news source/search engine serves up bite-size nuggets of information on just about everything — including your next meal. Want to know where to get lunch from your favorite D.C. food truck? Just go to twitter.

A year ago, after attending an event in Georgetown, I caught sight of a pink truck. A pink truck is not what you see everyday on the streets in D.C. It turned out to be Curbside Cupcakes, Washington, D.C.’s first mobile cupcake truck. Four days a week (Tuesday through Friday) two pink trucks cruise through the streets of D.C., and on Saturday, one truck runs the cupcake route. To find out when the Curbside Cupcakes truck will come to where you are in D.C., just follow @CurbsideCupcake! Helpful tweets pinpoint the location of Pinky #1 and Pinky #2 each day.

Mobile food trucks have been on the road for decades, but the latest generation of trucks is nothing like the metal food wagons of yesteryear. Gourmet food trucks have graced the streets of major cities for the last couple of years. In New York over the summer, I had the most delicious gourmet Belgian waffle from a food truck. D.C. now boasts a number of gourmet food trucks.

Whether you are in D.C. for business or pleasure, why not sample breakfast or lunch from a food truck? To find out where these trucks are, check them out on Twitter or on their websites.

  • Craving pizza? Try D.C.’s only mobile pizza oven. @DCSlices
  • Mmmm, breakfast tacos. @DistrictTaco
  • Sammies anyone? @FLmeetsDC
  • Billed as a traveling culinary carnival…try… @Fojolbros
  • The @LobstertruckDC brings the freshest Maine lobster to D.C.
  • For a taste of global cuisine, check out @WhereSauca. I sampled a Where Sauca dish while I was at a mom-and-baby event near George Washington University at Foggy Bottom.

Now that you know where to grab a meal, check out a few solid choices for where to stay.

– Jill Berry of Musings from Me

[Photo Credit: Jill Berry]

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Randy January 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

To find curbside cupcake and all of the other DC food trucks, check out –an interactive map pinpointing the location of the trucks around the district and virginia!

Stimey January 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

I love this whole phenomenon of the food trucks and the tweeting of their location. It makes me wish I worked in DC!

Robin (noteverstill) January 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

These are so much fun! I wish I worked downtown; I’d love scoping out fun lunch via Twitter.

BananaBlueberry January 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

DC Food Trucks rock… and so do cupcakes :)

Elaine January 21, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I am a huge fan of Curbside Cupcakes – and they send me alerts when they’re at my stop. I love that they’ve started cruising around Arlington as well!

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