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These 4 spots around town always have great food trucks

Have a hankering for a meal on wheels? These gathering places always have a nice selection of options.

Cambridge, MA 032609 Clover Food Lab owner Ayr Muir(cq), right, serves fresh & healthy sandwiches at his truck near MIT in Cambridge, Thursday, March 26, 2009. (Globe Staff Photo/Wendy Maeda) section: Food slug: 15mittruck reporter: Vijaysree Venkatraman SLUG: 22truckonline 12 of 12 CREDIT: Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff ONLINE CAPTION: Library Tag 04222009
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Clover founder Ayr Muir, at right, serves from one of his food trucks.

1. The Arsenal Project

Watertown’s retail miniplex has a thriving Wednesday food truck program, with vendors like ChikChak (kosher treats like falafel); Roxy’s Grilled Cheese (fillings like braised short ribs); and The Dining Car (elegant sandwiches like chicken with goat cheese). On Twitter @arsenal_project

2. Dewey Square Park

Depending on the day on Boston’s Greenway, you might find crackly pizza from Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co., chickpea fritters from Clover, bacon indulgences from The Bacon Truck, or Japanese fried chicken and cheeseburger dumplings from Moyzilla.

3. Somerville StrEATS

Visit Nathan Tufts Park in Somerville on Tuesday evenings for Bon Me’s Vietnamese-inspired banh mi sandwiches  or Papi’s Stuffed Sopapillas, known for New Mexico-style pockets packed with rib-eye, buffalo chicken, or Nutella.

4. South End Food Trucks


On any given Sunday in May through October, you’ll find vendors like Mei Mei (known for a gloriously runny scallion-pancake-and-egg sandwich); the Chicken & Rice Guys (Middle Eastern-inflected street food); and Frozen Hoagies (cookie ice cream sandwiches). Grab a tray, find a shady spot to sit, and dig in.

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