Return of the Food Trucks: Now Serving on Tuesdays and Thursdays
By Mark Kramer
Students, faculty and staff are returning to campus following the fall soft opening … and another part of our University Community is also coming back — food trucks.
The mobile eateries, located adjacent to the north entrance of the College of Sciences & Technology Building, began serving the UHD Community after more than a year away from campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, a rotation of food trucks is offering campus community members convenient lunchtime selections. A schedule of food trucks is available on the UHD Dining Services website.
Students, faculty and staff may pay for the food truck meals by cash or credit/debit card.
The featured vendors encourage the UHD Community to follow and tag them using the social media handles below. Likewise, faculty, staff and students can view menus and other information on these respective social media pages
Seoulside Wings – Wings with a creative kick of Korean style fusion. (seoulsidehtx – Facebook, @seoulsidehtx – Twitter, @seoulsidehtx – Instagram)
Wokker – Hand crafted Asian dishes and combined with old-fashioned Southern Cooking, focused primarily on Texas BBQ and comfort foods. (WokkerHTX – Facebook, @wokkerhtx – Twitter, @wokkerhtx – Instagram)
Somteat – Home cooked meals including burgers, tacos and much more.
Sizzles – Serves burgers, specialty fries and other tasty sides. (sizzleshtx – Facebook, @mrsizzlescurb – Twitter, sizzleshtx – Instagram)
Birria Los Primos – Serving up traditional Mexican favorites. (BirriaLosPrimosHTX – Facebook, @birria_los_primos – Instagram)
Waffle Bus – A creative take on waffles, including waffle burgers, fried chicken and waffles, among many other dishes. (@TheWaffleBus – Twitter, @thewafflebus – Facebook)
Luv Me Tenders – Offering a unique variety of chicken tender dishes and more. (@luvmetdenders – Twitter, @luvemetendersforever – Instagram)
Guasakaca – Serving traditional favorites, along with burritos and empanadas. (@guasakacatruck – Instagram)
Coreanos – The perfect harmony of savory Korean BBQ with the familiar flavors of Mexican cuisine. (Coreanoshouston – Facebook, @coreanoshtx – Twitter and Instagram)
“We are hoping for more traffic now that the soft opening of campus has ended,” said Mary Torres, Director of University Business Services. “The more interest the students, faculty and staff have in the program and the more business we create for the food trucks, the better chances that they will want to continue for the remainder of the semester and in the spring.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.