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The best of Boston's mobile cuisine

Truck nuts
By DAVID EISENBERG  |  June 9, 2011

Summer in Boston traditionally means exploring the city, getting sunburned, and ironically (but totally seriously) drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade. But now that meals-on-wheels mania has put the boot on our fair city, it also means chasing down every food truck in town. Grilled cheese, Asian eats, vegetarian, hot dogs — any grub you require, there's almost certainly a truck peddling it. (Be wary of any "free candy" truck, though.) There's a whole bunch of mobile diners around, but keep in mind that we have never (and would never!) lead you astray. These are the gems of this growing biz. Since we like you so much, we even picked out some primo spots to settle down with your breakfast/lunch/dinner and eat under the sun's smile as it beams through the ozone layer. If you're already a regular at these places, sorry for the bigger line this time tomorrow. If you're a rook, enjoy.


You know anyone who's been married longer than hot dogs and Baseball? We didn't think so. Because they're dead by now. Tourists love the idea of scarfing down Fenway Franks at America's most beloved ballpark, but you know that's a wallet-clearing afternoon for an obstructed view. Might we suggest an alternative? Since 1975, the Boston Speed Dog truck has been serving big-ass dogs an easy walking distance from William Eustis Playground, a spacious park, which hosts three baseball diamonds. The Wall Street Journal said Speed's is the best dog in America. With the sun getting ready to plow through these crud skies for a few months, you can bask in the glory of being the child of two parents forever on their honeymoon. Play, relax, stuff your face with gargantuan hot dogs, and be thankful for this holiest of matrimonies.

BOSTON SPEED DOG | 42 Newmarket Sq, Roxbury | Monday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm, Saturday, 11 am–3 pm | 617.839.0102 or

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