But first... what is a pupusa? (poo-poo-sah)
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 (usually mild). 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!
Chicharron con Queso (Pork and Cheese): (chee-cha-rone) flavorful pork cooked down with veggies and paired with cheese for the perfect combination
Frijoles con Queso (Beans and Cheese): (free-hole-ez) refried black beans straight from mama's kitchen and classic melty, crispy cheese (vegetarian)
Ayote con Queso (Zucchini and Cheese): (ah-yo-teh) also known as ayotillo, pipian, or calabaza, zucchini pupusas are a delicious vegetarian option (vegetarian)
Horchata: (or-cha-tah) a traditional Latin American refreshment, this drink can vary by country. Salvadoran horchata is made from the "morro" seed and has a grainy texture.
Jamaica: (ha-my-cah) this Hibiscus tea beverage is a staple of many cultures, and we love it as a refreshing summer drink! It comes lightly sweetened for a crisp, almost bitter taste.
Catering & Events
WE'VE BEEN ACTIVELY RECOVERING FROM THE PANDEMIC FOR THE LAST YEAR BUT WE'RE BACK FOR CATERING & EVENTS!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and date of your event in the subject line. You can also fill out the catering form found below!
More catering info:
The application period closes at the end of April.
We are a dynamic, femme, neurodiverse team excited to collaborate with you!
Daniela Hernandez Blanco, Communications & Event Coordinator
Heritage: Costa Rica
Josseline Cabrera Cano (aka Yami), Food Truck Manager
Heritage: El Salvador
Yami joined our team last summer as we began plans to reopen. She has learned all the ropes from purchasing, prep, inventory, and business operations to become our official Food Truck Manager and Head Chef! A native of El Salvador, she preserves our authentic flavors while also innovating our processes in her own way. She makes sure we have a delicious plate to serve to you; the same we share with each other in our homes for our enjoyment. She is the mother of two young boys, and an essential part of our team. Bienvenida Yami!
Sintia Reyes, Operations Assistant
Jeymi Dubon, Pupusas for Education
Many know Jeymi from community organizing work she does with the City of Durham Office on Youth, or through language justice work with the Durham Public Schools Foundation. We love and know her as our Executive Director at Pupusas for Education. You may see her on the food truck from time to time as she is multi-talented and multi-passionate, and you can learn more about Pupusas for Education or reach out to the organization by visiting www.pupusas4education.com or via email at email@example.com. Vamos Jeymi!
Favorite Pupusa: Chicharon con queso, extra crispy
Cecilia S. Polanco, CEO
Cecilia S. Polanco is a local Durham community organizer and proud graduate of Durham Public Schools who believes #TheRevolutionWillBeWellFed. She is a daughter of the Salvadoran diaspora and indigenous peoples of El Salvador, a long time Durham resident, and local small business owner of So Good Pupusas social justice food truck, and founder of Pupusas for Education non profit community organization. She works in the fields of mental health advocacy, food and environmental justice, economic community development, youth development and organizing, and more just philanthropic and nonprofit systems. She values racial equity and anti-racism, intersectionality, the path from DEI to liberatory systems, building bridges of solidarity, freedom dreaming around decolonized strategies and systems, radical joy and celebration, and a visionary for a healing path forward together. As a facilitator she believes in co-creating brave spaces to grapple with both having experiences and being agents of harm, channeling our inner child in our work, and slowing down to prioritize connection, relationship, and heart centered work.
Favorite Pupusa: Zuchinni y queso, extra crispy!