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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.