On Aug. 29, a plethora of mouthwatering scents wafted from the Lackawanna Train Station as eateries and restaurants presented their cuisine at Binghamton’s local food truck festival, Trucks on the Tracks. There were a variety of foods ranging from Greek to American barbecue and Mexican, and there was a combination of stand-alone food trucks and trucks from popular Binghamton eateries like Dos Rios Cantina and The Colonial. With so many tasty eats, it can be hard for the mindful eater to choose favorites. To help hungry guests navigate upcoming installments of the biweekly festival, here’s our guide to the best picks at Trucks on the Tracks.
Most Unique Offering: PDR’s Catering
Centered around their traditional Greek dishes, PDR’s Catering had a variety of options including tasty souvlaki and Greek salads. PDR’s Catering offered a diverse array of food and brought a taste unlike anything else at the festival with their sour cream-filled gyros and appetizing baklavas.
Most Vegan-Inclusive: Parlor City Vegan
A Binghamton-based eatery, Parlor City Vegan specializes in hearty vegan dishes that can satisfy any palate. From vegan grilled cheeses to cheeseburgers and loaded potatoes, they have something for everyone, whether they are sticking to a vegan diet or looking for a meat alternative.
Most Decadent: JukeBox Donut Shop
JukeBox Donut Shop is a mobile doughnut shop that offers a variety of unique delectable treats, such as the Charlie Brown doughnut, which combines chocolate and peanut butter in a rich blend. This shop puts an interesting twist on their doughnuts, which creates a new, indulgent experience for the taste buds.
Best Value: Pinkies BBQ
Anyone looking for delicious food that won’t break the bank should consider heading to Pinkies BBQ, as their prices are hard to beat. This food truck offers a scrumptious $4 hamburger and a $6 Buffalo Philly cheesesteak, which both pack huge taste at an affordable price.
Most Family-Friendly: Gramps Funnel Cakes and Fried Dough
Offering an array of delicious desserts and treats, Gramps Funnel Cakes and Fried Dough provides something for the whole family, whether it be pretzels to share or fried dough that anyone can enjoy.
Most Appetizing: Happy Pappi Arepas
Just a glimpse of the arepas from Happy Pappi Arepas can get your mouth watering. The food truck pairs their arepas, a type of Latin American corn cake, with a wide range of toppings that make for a flavorful and sizzling dish.