Street Eats: The food truck craze sweeps across Waco

By Rae Jefferson
Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Mix

Located on the corner of University Parks and Franklin, The Mix is a mobile unit of the permanent Mix Cafe located at 803 N. Hewitt Drive.
The truck offers greener and leafier options than traditional food trucks, employee and Baylor alum Alex Parnell said. The eatery’s most popular options include stuffed avocados and chicken salad sandwiches.
“Our truck fits the healthy niche,” he said.
Parnell said one of his favorite features of the truck is its large, screened service window that allows customers to see clearly into the vehicle.
“Our truck is quite transparent,” he said. “People can see what’s going on with the food.”
Although the mix is usually stationed on Franklin for lunch hours, the truck does occasionally travel around town for catering events and concerts, and will move near McLane Stadium on game days.
Follow the mix @themixstreeteats on Instagram for updates.

Dave’s Burger Barn

Dave’s is a quick-service truck located at University Parks and Franklin that offers traditional American cuisine such as burgers, sandwiches and hotdogs. Dave’s Burger Barn is the mobile unit of a restaurant of the same name, located at 600 Patricia.
Restaurant owner Tim Quiroz said his truck’s most popular item is the cheeseburger. The truck’s appeal comes from the quality of food offered to customers, Quiroz said.
“We do everything fresh,” he said.
A Baylor alum, Quiroz said on Mondays and Tuesdays he offers Baylor students a $2 discount on any basket, or a side and drink combo, with a valid student I.D.
Follow Dave’s @DavesBurgerBarn on Twitter to find its location.

Xristo’s Cafe

A fusion of Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine, Xristo’s Café offers customers a taste unlike the tex-mex or barbecue establishments traditionally found in Waco. The truck is located at University Parks and Franklin, and offers a host of unique menu items including lamb burgers and avocado hummus.
Owner Chris Garmon and wife Stephanie opened the truck March 7. Garmon said the fusion of cultures was the result of his and his wife’s cultural backgrounds.
Customers are drawn to the eatery because Garmon offers foods made from scratch, he said.
“Everything is 100 percent made here,” he said. “It’s fresh. We use angus beef and grass fed lamb.”
Although the truck is generally stationed in the same location, Garmon said customers should like Xristo’s Café on Facebook for notifications of location changes.
Like Xristo’s Café on Facebook for updates.

Club Sandwich

Club Sandwich is located on Austin Avenue in front of Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits, and offers a fresh take on Asian and Mexican cuisine. The truck features Korean dishes served in tacos and rice bowls, said owner Young Dae Moon.
A Baylor alum, Moon said inspiration for the truck came during his days as a bear. Moon and his roommates desired a restaurant that offered more authentic Korean cuisine, which they felt the city lacked at the time.
“Whenever I would go home, I’d bring food back with me and eat it,” he said.
Moon said his truck brings a new menu to the food truck scene in Waco.
“It’s something different that Waco hasn’t had before,” he said.
The business opened at the end of this past semester on May 12. Moon said he is excited to see how the return of college students will impact his business, but he also appreciated the opportunity to build a relationship with the Waco community over the summer.
“You can’t survive on Baylor kids alone,” he said. “It gave me a chance to connect to the Waco community.”
Follow Club Sandwich @sandwichd on Twitter and Instagram.