Food Truck Friday: DC Shawarma
For the rest of the Spring/Summer my plan is to post a new food truck review (from the DC area) on Fridays. This week I picked DC Shawarma.
Let me just tell you . . . it was really, really good. Better than any Middle Eastern cuisine I’ve had at a restaurant. There was a long line, but in my opinion that’s how you know that’s the truck you want.
Also, they take credit cards, which is always awesome for someone like me who never has cash on hand. (This location is about a block from Union Station and about 15 trucks line up everyday at lunch time)
I ordered the Chicken Shawarma platter. Truthfully, I wanted the falafel but I thought, it’s called DC Shawarma, get the Shawarma! (I’ve made that mistake before)
The platter came with chicken, rice, veggies, hummus, tabbouleh and some pita bread. Way more than I needed for lunch but I was happy to eat it all!
See that white stuff in the middle of my platter, that’s called Toum. I had to ask my co-worker what it was because I had never had it before. It’s kind of a garlic mayonnaise. It’s ridiculously good. (I mean, it’s mayo, so of course it’s good)
The tabbouleh (green stuff in the corner) was really good too, it cooled down all the garlic. The hummus was some of the best hummus I’ve ever had.
Usually bread makes everything taste even better — but this stuff was so good you don’t even need the carbs. I highly recommend DC Shawarma. It was totally worth the bad garlic breath I had all day after lunch. You can find out where they will be each day here on the Washingtonian‘s Food Truck Tracker.
Next week I’m on a mission to find the Lobster Truck. If anyone has any other suggestions or requests let me know!