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Flavor on the Move

A Closer Look at Boerne Area Food Trucks

Article by Aubrey Matson

Photography by Sarah Brooke Lyons and Dayna DeHoyos

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

Today in Texas, flavor is truly on the move. What do we mean by this, you ask? Well, here in the Boerne area we enjoy a vibrant variety of cuisine from other cultures, which is not taken for granted. While Mexican and the Tex-Mex variety is prominent, we also have an abundance to offer from other cultures as well. So yes, flavor is very much on the move.

But today, we mean something a little bit more literal: flavor on wheels, or commonly known as food trucks. After the explosion of the ice cream truck in the 50s, America quickly understood the appeal of bringing food directly to the people. Then, the arrival of chip trucks in the early 60s created the perfect entry for the first taco trucks that came within the same decade.

Now we fast forward to 2022 where there is a vast array of styles and tastes that come to you on wheels. So today, we will shed the spotlight on a few of the many unique and delicious flavors on wheels you can experience here in the Boerne area.

We’ll start off with some classic German American cooking found at Open Wide, also featuring Hill Country wood-fired cuisine. Owners Hector and Erica Perez, along with daughter Isabella opened the business in early Summer this year. And you can expect a truly original treat at Open Wide: all dishes are made from scratch. Chef Perez has trained with Michelin-starred chefs. Menu favorites include Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich, hand-made Pretzels and wonderful burgers. Check out the Facebook page for the weekly locations.

On the other hand, if you’re a fan of Asian food, look no further than Golden Lotus Thai Food, located at The Point Park just down Boerne Stage Road. The owners, Joe and Laura Murray, established the Asian Kitchen restaurant in San Antonio. Joe fell in love with Thai food after growing up making his own mother’s homemade Thai cooking. Open every Wednesday to Sunday from 4 until 9 p.m, Golden Lotus wishes for all to be able to experience Thai culture, and even offers both vegan and gluten-free options. Some favorites are Phad See Ew (noodle dish) and Thai-style Fried Pork Belly with Papaya Salad.

Last but certainly not least, we have Cheezy G’s Grill. Found just off I-10 south of Boerne on Monday through Friday, Cheezy G’s is your one-stop for a top-of-the-line sandwich and fries. It’s family-owned and -operated, and owners Robin Wagner and Gene Michels expressed that they always look forward to interacting with their customers and leaving a lasting impact on them. Try out one of their Grilled Cheeze Sandwiches, an assortment of Paninis, a variety of Salads, or one of their breakfast offerings.

  • Laura Murray/Golden Lotus Thai Food
  • Erica and Hector Perez/Open Wide
  • Robyn Wagner and Gene Michels/Cheezy G's
  • Cheezy G's Grill Super Mac Sandwich and Pulled Pork Nachos
  • Open Wide's Protein Bowl
  • Golden Lotus Thai's Sweet Rice With Mango