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Cuban Gypsy Pantry Finds a Home on Calhoun Street

Bring on the coconut shrimp

Erin Perkins
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Food truck Cuban Gypsy Pantry set down permanent roots last Thursday, July 20, at 141 Calhoun St. Cuban Gypsy Pantry started as a food truck last November and has since been a fixture on Upper King. Now the menu from chef Will Vivas has a home in the former Avila space.

Vivas was born in Cuba and raised in Venezuela, so he’s bringing a bit of the same flavor as the previous tenant, but with the larger focus of Cuban staples. The menu posted on the front door lists lomo saltado, ropa vieja, a Cuban sandwich, empanadas, a pernil plate, tres leches, and more. Here’s a look at the full menu.

A sign in the window assures fans of the food truck that it will still be on the road, even with the permanent location up and running, through the end of summer. The hours will vary until September, so check below for times before trekking over to Calhoun Street.

Tear Into Some Ropa Vieja at Cuban Gypsy Pantry [ECHS]
Avila [Facebook]