Magic Carpet at 34th/Walnut [closed]



Rating: 3.5/5


34th and Walnut


Between Fisher-Bennett and Meyerson


(215) 327-7533




11:00am-4:00pm (M-F)


Best vegetarian option on campus. Lines can be brutal, and for the amount of food, the price is a little high. Taste is great though and there are a variety of options. -AH

Bang for the Buck

Not impressed Tue, 30 Sep 2014

Quality: 2, Convenience: 2, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.
I was very excited to find a vegetarian truck but once I tried the food I was very unimpressed. The rice was cold, flavorless, and over cooked. Their grape leaves are very very soggy. I have never tried anything like that. And their tofu was also cold and so chewy, I thought I was eating a piece of plastic. I would try other stuff but the \"TOFFU AND VEGGIES OVER RICE\" is NOT a meal.. -Veggeies

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Quality: 4, Convenience: 1, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 2.
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
It has a lot of Chinese food: Seitan is actually Mianjin from China;Anything related to Tofu like Magic meatball Foochow etc are of course from China. Mc-\"Manchu\", Manchu is a ethnic minority of China...I believe the genre of this good truck should be at least part of Chinese. Tempeh is from Japan though. -Ben Franklin

Soggy Thu, 12 Aug 2010

Quality: 2, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.
My spinach pie was soggy and greasy and had a weirdly sweet flavor. The hummus is ok. The falafel is kind of bland. This place doesn't really deserve the adoring throngs that line up every day. -Mandy

Sun, 26 Jul 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 4.
I absolutely love going to Magic Carpet. I used to go there often enough and got the same thing (Foo Chow - Baked Tofu over Rice and Veggies with tahini, hot sauce, sesame seeds, soy sauce) that they know exactly what I order. The variety of lemonades and root beers still astounds me. The proprietors are really nice. One time I forgot my wallet and the lady let me get my order anyway and pay her back later. A few warnings: big line (~15-20 people); slightly higher price (~5.50); not meant to eat while walking, but fairly easy to take to class. -Ben Franklin

Incredible veggie food Fri, 10 Jul 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Long line, but it moves quickly, and there's a reason everyone's going here. Try the magic meatball or the seitan grinder; either one will tempt you to become a vegetarian. Note: These "sandwiches" are meant to be eaten at least partially with a fork. Dazzling variety of interesting soft drinks. You might not be able to find coke, but there will be three varieties of birch beer. -Ben Franklin

Go to Alladin's... Wed, 24 Dec 2008

Quality: 4, Convenience: 2, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.
I work a block away at Trophy Bikes, but even still I will go out of my way to hit up Alladin's every time. Magic Carpet has a giant and tasty menu, but portions are small and prices are big. You're not going to get the food truck value here, and you're also going to wait a long time in line. Its a nice treat, def good quality and a change-of-pace, but probably not a standby lunch spot for most discerning food truck junkies. -Trophy Cliff

Hungrybuck Thu, 21 Aug 2008

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 4.
Hey, It's hard enough to get a decent vegy meal that has more flavor than a romain salad. Check out the's real! -Ben Franklin

Highly recommended Sat, 26 Jul 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 4.
I want to correct my initial review by noting that the food here is amazing if you do not order the Falafel. Yes, it seems insane to order anything else from a place called Magic Carpet, but trust me. Every other dish is crème brûlée to the falafel's Edy's Ice Cream. The woman is especially friendly at this Magic Carpet and always encourages new customers to use a fork to eat the pitas she prepares. Warning: obey her every word. -AG

Tue, 01 Apr 2008

Quality: 3, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 3.
They are friendly but the food is not that good and usually messy, so you have to eat, then go wash yourself before going anywhere else. Not worth it unless for the Magic Meatballs... -Falafel Junkie

Abhi on Sun, 24 Feb 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 4, Speed: 2, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.

Mediocre Thu, 10 Jan 2008

Quality: 3, Convenience: 2, Speed: 1, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 3.
I've only been to this truck once, but the food was mediocre at best and was very messy. I might review again if I eat there again, but the line is always long around lunch time so I never get the chance. -AG
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