Food: Vegan Vietnamese, starring banh mi hoagies ($4-$5) and rice noodles ($5), both starring deliciously fake (soy protein) chicken, ham and beef, dressed in cilantro, homemade pickles, coconut and/or jalapeños.
Find it: For now, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 33rd and Chestnut; Saturday-Sunday at Clark Park, 43rd and Baltimore.
Look for: A hand-painted hotdog cart with a red umbrella and kung fu trimmings.
Eat on: The grass, or standing by a tall table balanced on milk crates.
Around for: Less than a week.
Trust us: The faux beef, especially in coconut lemongrass sauce, is amazing. Not like beef. But definitely tasty.
A close second: Faux sesame peanut chicken.
Backstory: Pals Paul (Davis) and Steve (Renzi) worked together at Whole Foods, study kung fu with Phuoc Phan at Seven Mountains and are already doing a booming biz.
Wait: Ten, maybe 15 minutes during the lunch rush.
Money: Credit cards accepted.
An exploration of mobile food truck operations, as relayed by wannabe food trucker Lauren McCutcheon, email@example.com.