White tablecloths and fine dining can of course be nice, but sometimes you just want to eat something on the go, without compromising the taste. Since the food trucks rolled in to the Swedish streets, the country’s fast food quality has skyrocketed. Hungry? Listed below is a number of food trucks in Uppsala that will make your taste buds scream for more!
Pick a side in the falafel fight
At the foot of Uppsala Cathedral, on St. Erik’s square, is the location of what is locally called the falafel war – Dr. Falafel vs Ramos Falafel (former Mr. Falafel). Jokes aside, there is plenty of room for both of these first class food trucks in Uppsala that serve genuine and homemade falafel. Of course, made from their own secret recipes. Dr. Falafel, with it’s immortal slogan “More falafel, less racism”, is a true Uppsala icon, but the underdog Ramos Falafel has almost as many dedicated tribesmen. Which one is the best? Why not try both?
For a long time, Dylan’s Grill was a safe secret among construction workers, who gladly took the detour past the neighborhood of Librobäck to get a drippingly good burger.
Vegan magic at Curry Buddies
Not craving falafel? You don’t have to walk far to find the next highly recommended food truck. Curry Buddies, located right next to the falafel trucks at St. Erik’s square, is a full-on vegan food truck inspired by the kitchens from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Exquisite, fun and environment friendly!
Tapicante – tacos as it should taste
If you get invited to dinner by a Swedish family, they will probably serve you tacos. The Swedish version is a bonanza of ingredients, where almost everything is allowed to stuff your tortilla with. If you want to get “real” mexican tacos, you have to visit Tapicante at Dragarbrunns square. Chef Alfis’ self-composed tortillas fillings with meat, chicken, potatoes or beans are nothing short of a taste sensation. With or without coriander is up to you.
Explore the legend of Dylan’s Grill
For a long time, Dylan’s Grill was a safe secret among construction workers, who gladly took the detour past the neighborhood of Librobäck to get a drippingly good burger. The rumor about Dylan Frantz’s food truck soon spread like a wildfire and the high demand resulted in an expansion of the concept. Nowadays, there is also a Dylan’s Grill restaurant in the city center at Vaksalagatan 10, while the old food truck is situated near the big supermarket on Råbyvägen 97 in Gränby.
Dylan Frantz has also broadened his culinary horizons beyond burgers, fries and scrumptious milkshakes. The focus is certainly still American cooking, but Dylan’s BBQ Spot really is the direct opposite of fast food. At this joint everything is prepared based on the philosophy “low and slow”. In other words, an American barbeque place in Stenhagen with the heart in the right place.
Burgers, burgers and more burgers at American Steakhouse Burgers
Juicy burgers made from rye, brisket and tallow, served with crispy sweet potato or regular potato fries and truffle dips. Is your mouth watering yet? American Steakhouse Burgers is a food truck that primarily prioritises locally produced ingredients of the best possible quality. Most burgers on the menu can also be ordered in vegetarian versions. Definitely worth the detour towards Jälla and Vaksala Fridhem.