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Fantastic food trucks and where to find them


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When people hear “food truck” they tend to think three things: amazing food, good prices and “Where is it?” Food trucks can be a city’s best-kept secret, tucked away on the side of a street or in a parking lot just waiting to be discovered.

Here are a few must-visit food trucks in east Idaho. This list is by no means a complete, but it should get you started on your summer culinary adventures.

Idaho Falls

Sal’s Pupuseria serves up the best El Salvador can offer with a 4.6-star rating on Facebook. The menu includes pupusas, of course, with all sorts of fillings from pork to shrimp. Sal’s Pupuseria is at 725 West Broadway.

Tacos las Penitas 3 has, you guessed it, tacos and a whole lot more. It also has tortas, burritos, quesadillas, mulitas, sopas, enchiladas and shrimp tostadas. Their prices range from $1.50 per taco to $6 for the enchiladas. Their hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., but it is closed Wednesday. They are at 2288 N Yellowstone Highway.

Caryn’s Kitchen serves up breakfast and lunch with its selection of breakfast sandwiches, omelets, pancakes, Italian specials and so much more. Homemade lasagna is served every Friday. Prices start at $1.50 and range up to $6.75. It is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find this truck at 2288 Yellowstone Highway.

Garcia’s Street Taco offers up some great south-of-the-border selections from tacos to tortas. At 165 East Anderson, it’s open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Tacos Izcalli has its special Torta Cubana, a plethora of tacos and even chicken fried steaks. A pit stop there costs anywhere in the range of $2 per taco to $8 for the Torta Cubana. It’s at 735 West Broadway from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Vasquez Mex Food has the “best burrito in town,” according to a Facebook review. That right there seems like it’s worth checking out. Prices range from $1.69 to $6.50. It is open from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. and is at 340 West Judicial St.

Tacos El Primo isn’t quite in Blackfoot but is just up the road in Shelley. It is at the north end of Shelley on State Street. Whether travelers are on their way to Idaho Falls or heading to Blackfoot, Tacos El Primo is a great pit stop on the way. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


T-Rex Burgers isn’t for those looking for a boring cheeseburger. No, this is for those who want the meatiest, baconiest, cheesiest most customizable burgers around. Oh, it also serves grilled cheese sandwiches. Prices range from $5.50 for a burger to $7.50 with fries and a drink. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can find it at 565 North 2nd East.

World’s Best Corndogs serves up footlong corndogs, cheddar bratwurst corndogs, cheese corndogs, half-foot corndogs and a tiny one called the Halfsie. Corndogs range from $3 to $5. World’s Best Corndogs is open seasonally starting May 1st, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is at 150 West Main Street.


ThanksABrunch is for the avocado connoisseur with its multiple options of avocado toast. ThanksABrunch plans to stay open late to take care of your late night munchies with everything from loaded street fries to french toast. Prices range from $3 to $10. Find it at 328 West Clark Street.