nina | May 24th, 2012 - 9:00 am

IN THE FOOD business, there’s not much that’s trendier than a food truck. Maybe gluten-free pastry.  Or garlic scapes. Or waiters with mustaches. That’s about it.

Breakfast through dinner, mobile culinary units have in recent years multiplied nationwide. Today, they also host trucks and carts serving gourmet grilled cheeses, breakfast tacos, pork bulgogi and vegan banh mi.
In fact, some parks with plenty of parking, became a temporary residence to a mess of mostly newbie trucks proffering wood-grilled pizza, custom burgers, Trinidadian doubles, single-origin coffee, red velvet cupcakes and “Iron Chef”-approved tacos.

So, it should come as no surprise that they’re popping up in other places, too. Like weddings. And corporate picnics. Community fundraisers. Sweet 16s. Hair-salon openings. Roller derbies.

The food truck is the new party bus.  According to a business that does NYC rentals for party buses and limos, there’s crazy potential to do unique events. Makes sense. Food trucks can drive almost anywhere, don’t take up much space — and almost always draw a crowd of curious eaters.

People want that truck experience. They’ve seen [the Food Network’s] ‘Great Food Truck Race’ and are all over it.

Source:, 5.11.12

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