Wondering where all the food trucks are? Try the Pappajohn Sculpture Park over the weekday lunch hour. Chances are you'll find not only one, but a handful of trucks to choose from — Karam's, the Outside Scoop, Roadside Tacos and more.
We hit the sculpture garden on a Wednesday, when Street Eats DSM is parked and ready to serve stuffed "sammiches" from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The truck is gray and black, with a street painted across the side. Next to the ordering window is a colorful chalkboard menu, but what makes it a can't-miss is its neon "Street Eats DSM" sign.
Before deciding on grub, we asked Street Eats worker Michelle Haggerty what the most popular sandwich on the menu was. Her response: the Pollo Italiano ($9). "It's our sexiest sandwich," she said.
And we agree.
Balsamic-drizzled chicken bubbling with provolone and coated in a creamy, basil mayo — this sandwich is food porn at its finest. Oh, and did we mention there were fries on it? Cause there are.
You'll find fries on all of their sandwiches, actually. (We know, right?) Having been coated in two sauces — balsamic dressing and basil mayo — you'd never guess they'd be so crispy.
Chopped tomatoes sweeten it up and add a fun pop of color.
Note: if you like big buns, this is the sandwich for you. Its hoagie-like bun is super thick — like tricky-to-eat thick, so have a fork handy.
The best part about the Italiano? It's light and fresh, yet filling enough to last you till dinner. Plus, it hits every palate: sweet, tangy, salty and savory.
We know where we'll be next lunch hour.
Street Eats DSM
Find it: the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, downtown
Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday