Twin Cities street food Pt. 2: Smack Shack, Sonny's, and more

Discover tasty treats to go

The truck's menu spans the globe: everything from family recipes (Mom's "world famous" spinach pie) to lamb barbacoa tacos to Mexican-style corn on the cob coated with crumbled chilis, fresh cheese, and lime aioli. Wadi's curried chicken banh mi is better than that at most Vietnamese restaurants: a French baguette with a delicate crust, sliced in half and mounded with spicy shredded chicken, pickled vegetables, fresh basil, and cilantro. The day I had the sandwich, it was the most expensive thing on the menu, clocking in at just five and a half bucks.

World Street Kitchen's beverage selection includes Mexican Cokes and lemonade that's made with roasted preserved lemons to give it a more intensely concentrated flavor. If you need something sweet to get you through an afternoon's worth of conference calls or data entry, try the killer salted caramel ice cream sandwich—it's cream with a burnished copper soul tucked between two chocolate discs. To the downtown brown baggers who think they can do better: Yeah, right—good luck!

Curb your appetite: Smack Shack lobster King Roll
Emily Utne
Curb your appetite: Smack Shack lobster King Roll
Turkey to Go turkey sandwich
Emily Utne
Turkey to Go turkey sandwich

Location Info


Smack Shack

1st Ave. N. & 4th St. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Category: Restaurant > Seafood

Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)

Locations: The trailer is parked in a surface lot at Fifth and Nicollet during weekday lunches. The Wadis hope to keep the truck going through October, weather permitting.

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