What to eat: In a city long underserved by Thai cuisine, Robert Zapata has taken the food truck world by storm with a Thai and Mexican lunch fusion. There may not be a more original dish in Philadelphia than Cucina Zapata's Cap'n Crunch-crusted tilapia burrito. If you aren't a fan of the flaky white fish for its texture, the Cap'n makes it crunch with an unmistakable childhood flavor before it is piled with avocado, a mild pico de gallo and a tangy peanut sauce.
Insane value: Two juicy Thai short rib tacos ($6) slathered with fresh veggies and topped with avocado.
Stay fit: Mexican veggie burger with spicy mayonnaise. Or, if your taste buds need a kick, try the sweet potato curry.
Wash it down: With a delicious Thai Sweet Tea or Thai Green Tea that will give you enough spunk to be productive after lunch for a change.
Find it: This graffitied mobile kitchen is usually parked at 31st and Ludlow Streets, tucked a block and a half from 30th Street Station in the heart of Drexel University's campus. Hours are "Noonish to 4ish," or until the tacos run out. Be prepared to wait a few minutes, as some dishes like the tilapia burrito, are cooked to order. And there's usually a line for this gem.
On Twitter: @Cucina_Zapata. Also on Facebook.
No stranger to a good meal, Flyers beat writer and self-proclaimed food snob Frank Seravalli came out of hiding to sample Philly's burgeoning truck scene. Contact him at email@example.com or @DNFlyers.