Downtown Dallas Food Trucks

Christina Deal, Staff Writer

Ruthie's Rolling Cafe offers gourmet grilled cheeses and can often be found among the food trucks parked around Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Museum of Art. Photo by Elizabeth Kerin.

This week, I decided to coordinate my food review with the Dallas Arts District’s Fall Block Party The event includes late night museums, music and, of course, food trucks!

Two streets of food trucks filled the area as we tried to decide where to eat. With too many good options, it was hard to choose, but finally we decided on a gourmet grilled cheese truck called Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe. Even though the Block Party only happens a few times a year, the food trucks there can be found at various locations around Dallas, especially lining the street between Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Museum of Art.

The front of the truck sported various reviews and ratings their food truck received. Just this year, the Dallas Eater rated the Ruthie’s Food Trucks one of “15 Essential DFW Food Trucks.” Its menu consisted of classic grilled cheeses as well as extra cheesy and various meat options.

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Despite the busy night, Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe promptly served up delicious grilled cheese sandwiches. Photo by Elizabeth Kerin.

I decided on the Turkey Trot which includes turkey, bacon, cheddar cheese and slob sauce on sourdough bread. The slob sauce is the cafe’s signature blend of ranch and barbecue sauce.

After we ordered at the window, the sandwiches were ready almost immediately. One can also add chips for $1.50 or $3 for chips and a soda. Food in hand, we went to eat in front of the museum.

The sandwiches were fairly simple, but very filling. I enjoyed the slob sauce which definitely added to the flavor of the sandwich. However, at $8.50 the sandwich was slightly over-priced for a relatively simple meal. I enjoyed the product, but it could have been a little more imaginative.

After the sandwich, we decided to try some cupcakes as well, and chose to patronize the My Cupcake Garden truck. I got the lemon-blueberry, and my friend, Elizabeth, tried the cookies and cream. Both flavors were scrumptious, but we agreed that the lemon-blueberry was superior. Though delightful, the cake was slightly dry, and there was too much icing.

I would highly suggest taking advantage of the wonderful food trucks in the Dallas area. Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden are great options for finding local food trucks, but they can be found throughout the city.

Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe
Klyde Warren Park

Wed 11 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. — 7 p.m.


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