Author: Stephanie Yee, C’08
Magic Carpet is one of my favorite food trucks on Penn’s campus, so I was beyond excited when I saw it at SAP’s 40th Anniversary Newtown Square Summer Picnic. Really, I was giddy. I had no idea they did catering and special events.
The theme of the picnic was “Gourmet Food Trucks,” so Magic Carpet was not the only truck there. There were two other Philadelphia-based food trucks parked next to Magic Carpet, but I didn’t even bother looking at the other menus. Magic Carpet was there, so obviously I was eating there. It always seems like a life-and-death situation when I am trying to choose only one item from their expansive menu, so luckily, they had a limited menu for the SAP picnic. We ordered one Magic Meatball sandwich (tofu meatballs with red sauce, cheese, and salad) and one Sloppy Jason sandwich (veggie chili with cheese and salad). As they were making the sandwiches, I told them how excited I was to see them at the picnic because I frequent their truck at 36th and Spruce. Really, I was gushing. The sandwiches were delicious, and it was great seeing a part of Penn’s community 13 miles away from Penn’s campus.