There are no shortage of food trucks in Philadelphia. In fact, we have many festivals celebrating just how many great food trucks there are. There is the Chinatown Ye Shi Night Market, Foodtrust Night Market, 2nd Street Festival, Midtown Village Fall Festival, and even the Fall and Spring Manayunk StrEAT Festival, so there is no way to avoid these delicious trucks. While we definitely like to try out new trucks, we do have our go-to’s, and the Mac Mart Cart is always a MUST.
Don’t be intimidated by the long lines that may form out in front of this Mac n’ Cheese cart- there is a line for a reason. It is the pure and simple fact that this truck is delicious and EVERYONE knows it! Mac Mart recently (1/11/16) celebrated their 3 year anniversary since opening!
Keep an eye out for “The Big Pink Truck” because when they’re not serving at one of the many festivals or catering private events around Philadelphia, you can find this delicious cart either on Drexel’s Campus or at Love Park. And guess what?! They’re soon to have a brick and mortar store front soon! (The location is being kept top secret, but we have our guesses…)
If you’re tracking down the truck, be sure to check Twitter and Instagram for their weekly schedule. Once you’ve found them, be sure to check out their menu, because they are always adding awesome new creations. You can’t go wrong with the classic Marts Mac- which is so much more than your average Mac ‘n Cheese. If you like a kick, try the Jalapeno Pesto Mac for some heat. In the BBQ Bowl, the sweet BBQ sauce is a great compliment to the salty bacon and cheesy mac.
This Mac ‘N Cheese is creamy, gooey, and melts in your mouth. (If you think I’m exaggerating, go to the Instagram account and watch some of the videos of the cheese being mixed into the macaroni. I could watch that on repeat.) Every bowl, no matter the toppings is $8 and it is the perfect portion size to share with a friend. (Oh who am I kidding, give me the whole thing!)
I’m getting hungry just looking at these photos… If you thought you loved Mac N’ Cheese before, just WAIT until you try this stuff… you’re going to need a 12 step plan to ween yourself off.
At times Mac Mart even offers their Marts Mac on a Grilled Cheese for the ultimate indulgence in cheesy sin. They are also available for catering private events and offer party trays for order! They take orders around the holidays, so you can bring it home to your family, and make them jealous that you get to eat this delicious Mac N’ Cheese whenever you want.
If you are still sitting here reading our blog, shame on you… (but thanks!)
Go out right now and find this food truck! And you can thank us by bringing us some too!
-Arielle and Lea
Covor photo via Here