Food Find: Pupusas at Pupuceria

by Charlottesville29


One of the happiest sounds on earth once emanated from the rear of Mercado World Foods, a small shop on 29N, where an abuela would slap fresh dough into pupusas. Though Mercado World Foods is long closed, that same happy sound can now be heard at Pupuceria, a food truck on 29N. Slow food is good food, so be prepared to wait as the dough for your made-to-order pupusa is slapped into a disc and cooked on a griddle. Served with the classic curtido – a tangy slaw that complements the richness of the melted cheese inside. Worth the wait, they rival the ones from Mercado World Foods, which is high praise.

On 29N at 1215 Seminole Trail.