Everything about El Paso’s Wurst food truck is boisterous, and of course, delicious. From an ever-changing facade to punny food names, this truck is always up to something. You never know what Chef Gabe Padilla is cooking up next or how the truck will look. Helga the truck has had many paint jobs, with the most recent being a theme from popular television series, Breaking Bad. During last year’s Chalk the Block event, she was painted black so that everyone could draw on her.
Various brats and dogs rotate on the menu that can be ordered as regular or foot-long sizes on buns that are custom-made by Seham’s Bakery. El Sancho is their signature all-beef frank that’s loaded with grilled pineapple, bacon, spicy mayo, mustard and cilantro. Popular item, the Nawty Brawty tops a quarter pound bratwurst that’s been simmered in beer with sauteed onions, grilled jalapenos and steamed sauerkraut. Other dogs have included El Chiludo with homemade chili beans, Kepasa Kielbasa with sausage and slaw on a poppyseed bun and the newest member, a pizza dog yet to be named.
It’s not always about being the wurst, guest appearances have been made by the Hot Mami pastrami sandwich, the Double Trouble burger (two beef patties with Mexican cheese, green chile, bacon and other toppings) and coconut curry tacos. These tacos are fusion cooking at its best, with chicken (tofu is offered on occasion) basted in a creamy yellow curry sauce and topped with a spicy slaw, cilantro and toasted coconut on soft naan bread. Sometimes crowds get treated to the Happy Endings dessert of deep-fried Oreos drizzled with chocolate.
This piquant truck is a must at any Food Truck Circus event, but hurry, they usually sell out. As Tio Weenie always says, “Nos Vemos!”
$5-10; 617-398-7781; Sometimes vegetarian friendly; Location varies; follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram