Working stiffs in Del Paso Heights—oh wait, it’s just us?—have few choices for business lunches. We usually drive into Midtown.
Now we have at least one option, once a week. As of March 5, the Mama Kim food truck is parking outside its restaurant (1616 Del Paso Blvd.) every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Patrons order directly from the truck and receive paper plates, plastic utensils and paper napkins, but they can enjoy a gourmet lunch in Mama Kim Eats’ bright, industrial dining room.
The truck menu changes regularly, but there are a couple staples: fish tacos with avocado pico, chipotle aioli and queso and a barbecue tri-tip sandwich with slaw. Both run $10 and both come with excellent sweet potato chips. Other options today included an asparagus soup with chipotle aioli and jalapeno corn bread ($5-$7), baby lettuce salad with strawberries, roasted almonds, shaved Manchego and sherry vinaigrette ($8), a falafel flat bread sandwich ($10) and a Korean pork bahn mi ($10).