Gourmet goodies on the go? Don’t mind if I do. Sweetbites is what it advertises itself to be. From the color of the bubblegum pink truck to the nine flavors of cupcakes offered daily – including Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache and Madagascar Vanilla with Chocolate Butter Cream – these scrumptious sweets won’t disappoint.
Perk: An online calendar chronicles the truck’s daily location.
Pitfall: The cupcakes are a bit pricey at $3 a pop.
The Sweetgreen truck is a regular on the Foggy Bottom Campus, usually parking the recognizable Sweetflow Mobile in front of the Marvin Center or Crawford Hall. Sweetgreen’s frozen yogurt is a tart treat with a tantalizing twist: it’s healthy. The plain yogurt is fat-free, all-natural and customizable. You can choose multiple toppings for your treat, including fresh fruit and chocolate chips.
Perk: The combination of a healthy snack and eco-friendliness (biodegradable utensils, anyone?) is a big winner for eco-conscious Colonials.
Pitfall: Going green comes with a high price. At $5 for a small cup, Sweetgreen’s fro-yo is one of the most expensive treats on this list.
Choupi takes Sweetgreen’s customizable confections to a whole new level with a do-it-yourself philosophy for cr?pes. Mix and match your favorite tastes and textures into a dessert tailored to your specific delight.
Perk: The large selection of sweet sensations makes almost any imaginable cr?pe possible.
Pitfall: Twitter is the only way to track this often sporadic or closed food truck.
Another eco-friendly eatery that makes the list is Solar Cr?pes. This mobile cr?pe café uses only ingredients grown locally by farmers in Virginia. With sweet cr?pes like Caramel Apple with Pecans, and Peaches and Cream with Candied Almonds, the food cart is one of a kind.
Perk: Fresh and locally grown ingredients set this cart apart from others.
Pitfall: The selection of cr?pes is limited and Twitter is the only way to track the cart’s location.
The portable pastries sold here mirror those of the Sweet Bites cupcake cart, but less effectively. With cupcake flavors like Key Lime Oh Yeah and mini-pies called “Cup-Pies” – with flavors like MaDeemo’s Sweet Potato Dream Cheese – the menu is overwhelming. However, the sweets themselves are much less impressive – more like cupcakes from a Betty Crocker box than the fresh-baked pastries they’re marketed as.
Perk: A large selection of cupcakes and Cup-Pies add much-needed variety.
Pitfall: The truck is hard to track and the food is nothing worthy of a Metro ride. Take a walk to Georgetown’s Baked & Wired and spend your calories there instead.