Magic Carpet is one of the legends of the West Philly food cart scene. They have been around forever, and consistently crank out some seriously vegetarian delicious food.
The owner is really nice, attentive, and humorous.
I usually roll with the falafel on pita sandwich, but decided to dabble, as I was writing this trip up.
Once you place an order (they take cards!), you can wait around the side of the cart and creepily stare at people.
The "Sloppy Jason" consists of vegetarian chili, cheese, and salad on a pita. It will run you about $6, and is a damn fine portion size for the money.
The veggie chili was surprisingly complex, and had a nice flavor to it, reminiscent of a chili with extra tomato base.
They certainly don't skimp on the cheese.
I also went with my usual, the falafel with hummus, feta, and hot sauce. These special requests bumped my sandwich up to $7, which the owner kindly warned me about, but I was willing to bite the bullet for salty cheese.
As usual, the sandwich was great. Fresh ingredients, attention to detail, and delicious falafel all made for a winner.
I love giant chunks of feta.
If you are looking for a cheap, healthy, vegetarian friendly meal to go, you really can't go wrong here. Also, you can find where you are going with this sweet map.