The menu is lengthy with options such as seitan grinders or magic meatballs (tofu meatballs). The vendor recommended the falafel pita for a first timer. For my fellow non-vegetarians, falafel is a deep fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans.
Magic Carpet was a definitive third place on my tour. The falafel had less flavor and the truck less charisma compared to the Koja Truck and Cucina Zapata in my opinion. I didn't think the tahini sauce was evenly spread and probably would have preferred hummus.
The falafel was certainly not a bad sandwich. In fact, if you are like me and prefer a light lunch that does not sit heavy in your stomach, the falafel pita would be perfect.
I will readily admit my preference is for meat sandwiches over vegetarian. This might have made the seitan "cheesesteak" a better choice knowing my tastes. Next time.
Either way, if you're looking for a quick, cheap bite, the falafel at Magic Carpet is only $5.
Come back Tuesday for second place.