• SO GOOD PUPUSAS

    A taste of El Salvador with a side of social justice

  • HELP US #FUNDTHETRUCK

    We've launched a crowdfunding campaign to get help us recover from Covid-19. With these funds, we aim to pay off operational debt from 2020, and re-open the business. We've been closed since summer of last year and we can't wait bring pupusas back to the people!

    #pupusasforthepeople

    #therevolutionwillbewellfed

  • Menu

    But first... what is a pupusa?

     

    From the homes and streets of El Salvador, pupusas are thick handmade tortillas, traditionally filled with meat, cheese, and beans, served with a side of curtido (pickled cabbage and carrots), and tomato salsa. Pupusas are a meal for any time of day or occasion. For our founders, they symbolize their family and home. The best pupusas are made with a lot of love!

     

    Pupusas

    Chicharon (Pork and Cheese): flavorful pork cooked down with veggies and paired with cheese for the perfect combination

    Queso (Cheese): classic melty, crispy cheese

    Frijoles (Black Beans): refried black beans straight from mama's kitchen

    Ayote (Zucchini): also known as ayotillo, pipian, or calabaza, zucchini pupusas are a delicious vegetarian option

     

    Bebidas (Drinks)

    Horchata: a traditional Latin American refreshment, this drink can vary by country. Salvadoran horchata is made from the "morro" seed and has a grainy texture.

  • Location & Hours

    WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED AND ARE WORKING ON GETTING BACK TO THIS SCHEDULE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE WITH US!

     

    Pupusa Tuesdays

    Lakewood Cocoa Cinnamon

    2013 Chapel Hill Rd.

    Durham, NC 27707

     

    Pupusa Thursdays

    Latino Community Credit Union

    100 W. Morgan St.

    Durham, NC 27701

     

    Lunch 11:00AM-2:00PM

    Dinner 5:00PM-8:00PM

     

    Follow us on FaceBook & Twitter for our location and hours throughout the week!

     

     

     

     

  • Catering

    WHILE WE HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR A FEW MONTHS, WE'RE EAGER TO GET BACK TO SERVING YOU DELICIOUS PUPUSAS! PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU HAVING COMING UP TO SEE IF WE CAN START CATERING FOR YOU AGAIN SOON!

     

    Call (919)791-7744 or email sogoodpupusas@gmail.com with the name and date of your event in the subject line. You can also fill out the catering form found below!

    Guidelines:

    • Minimum order of 80 pupusas for catering  
    • Orders must be placed 5 business days in advance*
    • $5 Delivery fee for Durham
    • $10 Delivery for Raleigh, Chapel Hill,  Carrboro, Cary 
    • $3.50 per pupusa (tax included)
    • $3.25 per pupusa (non-profit price)
    • Guaranteed minimum of 100 pupusas ($350) for food truck to come out 
    • If paying by invoice, half down deposit needed upfront
    • We take cash, card, and venmo!
    *Please let us know if circumstances don't allow for advance notice. We are happy to work with our customers to accommodate!

    More catering info:

    • Pupusas are $3.50 each, sides included (curtido and salsa/picked cabbage carrots and tomato salsa)
    • Choose two of the following options: pork & cheese, bean & cheese 
    • Pupusas are gluten free :)
    • We deliver to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Carrboro
    • Ask us about Salvadoran Horchata $7/gallon!
    *Ask about zucchini and cheese
  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions or comments, please let us know. We're an early stage venture and would love your opinion. Catering inquiries can also be submitted below. Gracias :D

  • Contribute to the Pupusas for Education Scholarship

    So Good Pupusas exists to fund our social mission. Our nonprofit partner, Pupusas for Education (P4E) provides last-dollar scholarships to undocumented and DACAmented students to attend any higher education institution or program. It is open to any undocumented students regardless of background, ethnicity, race, etc. The 2021 Scholarship Application is now live on the P4E website! We support our scholars through scholarships, as well as funding for enrichment opportunities.

     

    The application period closes at the end of April.
     

    Join us #EnLaLucha
    *Please make sure to share your address so we can thank you!*

  • Negocio Con Proposito

    In addition to selling our delicious pupusas, we hope to provide a mechanism for local culinary

    entrepreneurs to sell their food, too.

    Business for Good

    The purpose of the “So Good Pupusas” is to provide delicious and authentic Salvadorian cuisine with a side of community empowerment and social change. In addition to selling our delicious pupusas, we hope to provide a mechanism for local culinary entrepreneurs to sell their food, too. Many Latinos in the Triangle make and sell food out of their vehicles, without the means to start a food truck or brick and mortar restaurant of their own. We hope to follow in their immigrant entrepreneurial spirit and create a mechanism for community members to sell their food and make a living by buying and selling their food through our food truck. We also will make our second food truck available to local restaurants for lease. That way brick and mortar restaurants have a food truck when they need it to work mobile events. Profit earned from this partnership will benefit Pupusas for Education.

     

    Contact us below if you have questions or want to get involved, and look out for our crowdfunding campaign coming soon!

     

     

  • Pupusas in the News

    EdNC https://www.ednc.org/2016/11/25/recent-unc-grad-funds-undocumented-students-education-pupusas/NC Food Summit http://wunc.org/post/carolina-food-summit#stream/0

  • The Team

    WE'RE HIRING! We're looking for a Food Truck Manager

    Cecilia Polanco, CEO

    Born in Los Angeles, California to Salvadoran immigrant parents, raised in Durham, NC along with her three older sisters, Cecilia is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Morehead-Cain Scholars and a Global Gap Year Fellow through the Campus Y. She started So Good Pupusas with her family while she was in undergrad in 2015 and the non-profit Pupusas for Education in 2016. She majored in Global Studies with a minor in Geography, received a Business Essentials certificate from Kenan Flagler Business School.

     

    She now runs business operations for So Good Pupusas, including pandemic recovery, research and new business developments, like the new consulting branch So Good Solutions specializing in small business and non-profit strategic consulting. With a strong racial equity and intersectional lens, she believes business can be a force for good and that pupusas can change the world.

     

    Favorite Pupusa: Chicharon con queso, extra crispy

    Yesenia L. Polanco-Galdamez, Business Advisor

    A practicing attorney in Criminal Defense and Immigration Law, Yesenia was born in El Salvador and emigrated to the United States at the age of 3. She received her undergraduate degree in Romance Languages and Latino/a Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005, and her J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia School of Law in 2008.
     

    She is also a long-standing community leader, advocate for social change, learning, and all things positive as well as mentoring the next generation of leaders.
     

    Favorite pupusa: Cheese pupusas with with crispy bits of cheese on the outside!

     

    Sandra Polanco, Financial Advisor

    A mother of three and superwoman all around, Sandra owns her own Tax and Accounting Business, Taxes Plus + located in Durham and Burlington. She is optimistic, positive, and full of energy as she encourages and supports the pupusa truck business, as well as serving on the Board for Pupusas for Education. Sometimes you can find her on the truck helping make pupusas!

     

    Favorite pupusa: Beans and cheese!

     

     

    Jeymi Dubon

    Hold for update!

     

     

    Lesly Gonzalez

    Hold for update!