A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, we hit the road in pursuit of food trucks. You can track their current location on their website or on Twitter. For a wider sampling, check out the upcoming food truck rodeos in Cary (October 4; nando.com/1lz); Raleigh (October 11; downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com); and Durham (November 1; durhamcentralpark.org).
Banh Mi Ha Long
How they roll: Authentic Vietnamese subs and strong Vietnamese coffee.
Barone Meatball Company
How they roll: Meatball sandwiches (options include classic Italian, Buffalo chicken, and vegetarian).
Belgian Waffle Crafters (formerly Belgian Waffology)
How they roll: Sweet and savory variations on the theme, from chocolate-filled to bacon and maple syrup.
Cousins Maine Lobster
How they roll: Lobster rolls are the headline act; supporting cast includes shrimp tacos, lobster tots and New England clam chowder.
The Humble Pig
How they roll: Pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked wings; on a plate, on a taco, on a sandwich (try the brisket confit and spicy pimento cheese on a house-baked kaiser roll).
How they roll: Rotisserie chicken sandwiches, wings, spicy chicken nuggets and more, with a Senegalese accent.
Pho Nomenal Dumplings
How they roll: Vietnamese noodle soup, handmade dumplings, and contemporary creations such as Cheerwine bulgogi sloppy joe.
How they roll: Mexican-Southern fusion with an organic locavore focus, served on house-made tortillas.
SoomSoom Pita Pockets
How they roll: Organic locally baked pita, with fillings ranging from Arabic beef and lamb kebabs to shakshuka (Israeli style eggs in tomato sauce).
How they roll: Homemade ice cream, temptations including double vanilla honey, Callebaut milk chocolate, and SOLA Coffee mini donuts with homemade cinnamon syrup. Yes, that last one is an ice cream flavor.
How they roll: The usual suspects from jerk chicken to curried goat, plus occasional chef’s specials such as jerk whiskey salmon and Caribbean shrimp.