I'm happy to report that the gourmet food truck trend is alive and well in DC. The area around my office has of food options, but I've been working at the same place for almost 7 years now (!), and even the best lunch places get old after that much repetition. So on days when I'm too disorganized to pack a lunch and when I'm not in the mood for any of the brick and mortar places near my office, I check out Food Truck Fiesta, a site that provides a real-time map of food trucks in DC. Last week I was delighted to see that the DC Ballers truck was parked a few blocks from me. A short walk and $9.50 later, I had a feast to enjoy at my desk.
That's the falafel platter, which includes falafel, hummus, tomato cucumber salad, tabbouleh, pita with za'atar, and tahini sauce. It's a generous serving, and it's the perfect way to satisfy a falafel craving. They also sell french fries, but I haven't been able to tear myself away from the falafel platter (which is so much food that I never have room for anything else). So DC folks, keep an eye out for the orange truck. It makes for a delicious change of pace.