We all know what a food truck is, a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food. Most of them have onboard kitchens so that they can cook food from scratch. Each food truck normally has their own concept. Some specialize in sandwiches, hamburgers, fried products, tacos, desserts. Pop-up kitchens have also evolved over the years and are becoming more and more popular around the nation. A pop-up restaurant is basically food trucks that offer gourmet food in a variety of specialties and ethnic menus. Food trucks with portable food booths and food carts are actually now on top of the street food industry, and did you know that serves about 2,5 Billion people every single day? It’s pretty amazing when you think about it.
Only a few decades ago food trucks were normally located around construction areas to feed the construction workers during lunch time. Now you can find a food truck on every corner of the city.
In the Us, there are specialized food truck outfitters that are offering a start-up service that in fact can include concept development, training, and business support in addition to outfitted trucks. It’s a billion-dollar industry, it’s a very attractive business and it’s up and going. Thinking about it food trucks have been active since the 1800’s. Of couse, the circumstances were very different back then, but It’s kind of cool to think about how old the food truck phenomenon actually is. Who would have thought that there were food trucks back then? well, there was.
You also have food wagons in Central Park where you can buy hot dogs and pretzels. There are so many different versions of food trucks and food wagons and what they have to offer. But everything considered food trucks and wagons are pretty awesome and street food can be as good as a meal at your local diner or restaurant.
Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be opening up my own food truck, or not. Either way, I will continue to stop by some of the local food trucks for some good street food lunch someday that’s for sure.
A small dive into the street food nation and food trucks, maybe you learned something new, maybe you didn’t, either way, I hope you enjoyed it.
I’m signing off Hetty’s home kitchen for the morning and might be back this evening. I hope to see you back here tomorrow for a new post.