As a kid I use to love street food. Just before I became a vegetarian, I would stop often at food vendors.
From my trips with the military in Central America and working in New York City, I preferred to eat street food.
Since 2011, we’ve been involved in many food truck projects. We built Chicago’s first Food Truck Blog that included a food truck tracker.
We run the digital marketing & website for Uncle Gussys (New York’s #1 Greek Food Truck) .
Becoming Vegan reduced my Street Food Options
In 2006, I gave up eating meat and my trips to food vendors pretty much stopped. In 2011, when I decided to go vegan, my trips to a food vendor could be counted on one hand.
First visit to Boriturkish
A few days ago I got a chance to visit Boriturkish food truck. Created by my friend Vanessa, it was a delight that she had some options she could make vegan on the menu.
We arrived just after the lunch rush and allowed Vanessa to go over in detail what she could offer us. For starters, she recommended the hummus with Pita.
Hummus Appetizer & Vegan Falafel Sandwich
As I tasted the hummus, I noticed that it was creamy and it was Vanessa’s own recipe. It was delicious and different from other Hummus plates I have eaten elsewhere. The portion was so much I requested extra pitas.
For an entree, I had a Falafel Sandwich with Tostones. This plate captures the fusion that makes up the concept of Boriturkish. Taking Middle Eastern and Puerto Rican dishes and putting them together.
Lucy had her Falafel with the Tzatziki sauce and I kept mine without it to keep my option vegan. We asked Vanessa to make some falafels for our daughter.
Kid Friendly Food Options
Becoming a vegan makes me selective with what and where I eat. My daughter usually prefers her mom’s cooking over eating out.
To our surprise, our daughter not only enjoyed the falafels but gave it a thumbs up of approval.
Our daughter was also happy that Boriturkish is in the kid’s area of San Juan’s Parque Central. Lucy and Daniela went to play in the park while the owners prepared our food order.
We Recommend you visit Boriturkish
Our first visit to this new food truck was a positive one. It’s even cooler that I have another option here in the San Juan Metro area when looking for places to eat lunch.
At the moment of publishing this post, Boriturkish is open from Thursday to Sunday. We recommend you look at their Facebook page for updates.
Supporting a Friend’s Local Business
My best wishes to my friend Vanessa and her business partner Katherine on their new venture.
As an entrepreneur, I enjoy when when I see hard working people building their own businesses. It’s not easy to make the switch from being an employee to building and running any business.
The island needs more entrepreneurs and even more vegan friendly food places.
Can’t wait to stop by Boriturkish again.
When you’re in San Juan, stop by Boriturkish!