Trucks often have surprises waiting inside, although it's a little dark in there, so you have to actually hop in and walk alllll the way to the back to see it, and if you have a cellphone you should probably hand it over, and don't worry, we're going to Sea World. Giving you surprises that won't result in therapy: this list of food trucks offering Thrillist readers totally secret menu items if you ask for them by name. Indulge:
The Pizza Club from Powelton Pizza Trailer
36th St, at Market St; University City; 215.387.1213
Any joint can sell you a club or a pizza, but Powelton's trailer's mashing'em up, layering slices of 1) grilled chicken/tangy sauced BBQ Chicken, 2) olive oil/oregano/garlic/spinach White, and 3) Cheese pizzas then cutting the stack into what they're calling a Pizza Club, also a competing anti-car-theft device with even cheesier commercials.
You can hit their trailer here, or head up a block to find their dining room
La Abuela from Coup de Taco
40th St, between Locust & Spruce; University City
Just for you, CDT's bringing beef brisket onto the truck for the first time ever and topping it with a black bean puree and a just-intro'd red wine gastric, which is sure to tempt your taste buds the whole time UB (on) 40(th).
Hit the site for deets on taco giveaways next Tuesday and Friday
El DeLorean from The Dapper Dog
2nd St, at Poplar Ave; Northern Liberties; 203.887.8813
Just on weekends, TDD's got an underground dog called the El DeLorean: a half-hoagie roll stuffed with a chorizo link (when sliced, it opens up like the doors of its namesake) that's boiled & grilled, smeared with sour cream, and covered with tomato/pepper/cilantro salsa and a fried egg -- just be sure there're no feds around while buying
some a Coke.
Rumor has it there's eggs available all the time if you want to boost any dog with some liquid chicken, and you can follow their stops/plight to get onto Temple's campus via their hub here
Magic Mojo from Magic Carpet Foods
34th St, at Market St; University City
This UCity staple is defying nature by making a monster out of normally healthy ingredients, packing a super-sized pita to its absolute stretching point with baked tofu, wheat flour seitan disguised as pepper steak, and tofu meatballs plus peppers and onions, before filling the gaps with tomato/corn/sweet chili sauce for an offering that's over a pound, but not a Pound Puppy, cause nobody is over those yet.
Check out their normal menu for (probably) healthier options