Pitruco Pizza joins the Philadelphia food truck revolution.

" /> Marvelous Meals on Wheels - Metro.us

Marvelous Meals on Wheels

Buffalo mozzarella is the star of Pitruco's Margherita pizza.

Running the rat race often leaves us with little time for lunch these days. But if you’re like me, you refuse to lower your culinary standards due to time constraints. If you told me years ago that I’d be a frequent consumer of food served from a roadside truck, I’d have said you were smoking something. But that was then and this is now and every Philadelphia foodie knows that gourmet food trucks are where it’s at.
One of the newest additions to the scene is Pitruco Pizza, a brick oven wood-fired pizza place on wheels making 11-inch personal-sized pizzas from scratch to order. On Mondays and Wednesdays, they set up shop in LOVE park, just a few blocks away from the Metro Philly offices. So one day a few weeks ago, I dragged a friend with me to give their pies a try.

The purveyors are very friendly and helpful. Feel free to play with the menu and they’re happy to accommodate your tastes. I went with the traditional Margherita for my first attempt and was quite pleased. The chewy, doughy crust topped with a tangy tomato sauce and oozing with mozzarella was just what I was after. My companion noted that I was quickly becoming covered in charcoal as I ate, but hey, I’m covered in newsprint most days, so at least it matched. And I didn’t care. The pie was pretty close to perfection for me and good food is worth getting messy for.

Now, you may have to wait a few moments for your order since each pizza is made to your specifications, but that’s ok. Purveyors Jonah, Nathan and Eric are about as yummy as their offerings so why not stand around and enjoy some eye candy while you wait? However, if you’re in a hurry, you can check out their menu online and call ahead. 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Is #JusticeForAvaLynn a case of bullying?

On Saturday, the hashtag #JusticeForAvaLynn became one of the trending topics on Twitter. Users circulated the above photo of 5-year-old AvaLynn, posted by her mother…

International

Terrorism could spread to US and Europe in…

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the United States unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East,…

National

Ex-Bitcoin official to plead guilty to Silk Road…

Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of…

International

China's army changes tactics to prepare for war…

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as…

Gossip

Joan Rivers on life support: Report

TMZ reports that comedian Joan Rivers has been placed on life support, "completely reliant on machines to stay alive." Rivers has been hospitalized since she…

Movies

What's new on Netflix in September

September has a supernatural theme for Netflix. UFO "documentaries" and the survivalist reality series "Doomsday Preppers" are among the new series coming to the online…

Going Out

'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC —…

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee." Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the…

Movies

Interview: 'As Above, So Below' directors: 5 ways…

The fraternal directors of the found footage horror "As Above, So Below" dish on the best ways to frighten the bejesus out of audiences.

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

NFL

Jets vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

A win on Thursday night at the Eagles would give the Jets a 3-1 record and just their second winning preseason under head coach Rex Ryan.

Wellbeing

VIDEO: Still not wearing sunscreen? You will after…

Sunscreen is possibly the most often repeated - and ignored - piece of skincare advice. But Thomas Leveritt took a different tactic. With a short…

Food

Twitter used to track down sources of food…

When Chicago health officials saw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoning episodes, they reached out on Twitter to those users and often ended up…

Style

Trend: White hot on the 2014 Emmy's red…

White was one of the big trends on the Emmy's red carpet.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…