Food trucks: A real movable holiday

With stews, beans and biscuits, dishes from Chuck wagons, we have come a long way and expect far more than an old 50s and 60s cellophane wrapped sandwich with stale coffee. Ethnic kitchens made with hot meals are now commonplace for office workers. We want to pay top dollar for convenience.

In the 1990s, mobile eateries served the U.S. Army troops with bases and maneuvers, but they were little more than a regulatory chow. Americans were expecting much more, and creative salespeople are happy to answer the call. From early ice cream trucks to hot dog vendors with Vienna Beef umbrellas, thousands have emptied of offices, factories and shops, drove to that truck down the street where they know what they will find and don't mind waiting in line. Who needs outdated vending machine food or fast food burgers when we can wrap fresh falafel in pita bread, a plate of nachos or authentic fish and chips wrapped in newsprint. What has changed from a past "roach coach" to a place where many executive chefs began their careers, food trucks now cater to even special events, college campuses, conferences and weddings.

We will explore the most popular and recent offerings of these wheeled meals across the country. Many of these truck operators also have restaurants in several locations, many of them culinary graduates and chefs:

Grilled Cheese – From Simple to Designer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Nashville

Taco Truck – Various trails and fillings, including burritos, Hoboken, NJ

Fukuburger Truck – Real Name Of Its Japanese Owner, Burger – With Unusual Asian Sauces And Sauces, Las Vegas

Mac Mart Truck – Takes Mac and Cheese to the Next Level with Creative Ingredients, Philadelphia

Luke's lobster – lobster, crab and shrimp wrapped for about $ 17 (obviously not for those on a budget) New York

Cow & Curd – Cheese curd, battered and baked, with dipping sauce, Philadelphia

Kogi BBQ – Creative and diverse Korean cuisine, Los Angeles

Mrs. Cheezious – More Designer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, one of Miami's favorite American comfort dishes

Cinnamon Snail – A vegan food for a healthier and meat-eating crowd, not a snail (obviously) in NYC

Oink and Moo Barbecue – An award winning pork and beef barbecue with all the trimmings, NJ

If you go to ethnic neighborhoods like the big city of Chinatown, you'll notice that their native cuisine tends to hit the streets, but overall, these are the most common menu items in the country:




Coffee and coffee drinks

Smoothies / Whole drinks and juices

Grown cheese grilled sandwiches


Cupcakes and desserts

Street tacos and burritos


Lobster rolls

Mediterranean menu / Gyros

Creams with special dressing

Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches


Ice cream and soft serve

Shaved ice / Italian ice

Indian food

Hawaiian food

Chicken wings

U.S. food trucks are a $ 1.2 billion industry. Despite obvious challenges such as hot running water shortages, stringent regulations, licenses and health laws, food trucks play an important role in our society and provide vital services to thousands of workers everywhere. While body wagons can be downright nostalgic, the concept is alive. Food trucks. Some just can't wait to eat.

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