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What Food Trucks Would You Like To See?


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#1 ChefJordan24

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:07 AM

What are some food trucks you would like to see out there?

What themes? What cuisine?


Any Ideas you want to share?

#2 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:34 AM

I would like the two tiny Mexican ladies who have a truck in Holland, Michigan, to come to Toronto and sell their hand made tamals. Each foil-wrapped tamal, served with all the fresh salsa (3 kinds) you wanted, was $1.00. They were astonishingly good.

But that's probably not what you were asking... :smile:

#3 Holly Moore

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:12 PM

1. Pommes Frites and Texas State Fair fried stuff

2. Breakfast Biscuits

3. Wonder if a bacon truck could make it?
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#4 DTBarton

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:25 PM

I'd like to see trucks that offer serious sandwiches like at a good Delaware or Philadelphia sub shop. Italian subs, cheesesteaks, roast pork. Or a good deli truck with pastrami and corned beef.

#5 LindaK

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

Soups. Especially Asian noodle soups such as pho.
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#6 annachan

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

A dumpling truck would be nice. Asian street/hawker food of any kind.
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#7 lindag

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:19 AM

PASTIES!!!

When I was a kid growing up in the U.P. we actually had a food truck run by a bakery that went up to the ski area and sold pasties. What a wonderful memory!
I pretty much have to make my own now.

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#8 merstar

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:33 PM

I second the dumplings and other Asian street food.
Also, crepes.

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#9 scolobey

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:36 PM

1. poutine food truck

2. foie gras food truck

#10 jrshaul

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

Any food truck that's less expensive than the brick and mortar places down the block. It's cheaper to eat at a table.

#11 mskerr

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

PASTIES!!!

When I was a kid growing up in the U.P. we actually had a food truck run by a bakery that went up to the ski area and sold pasties.



Agree!
I spend quite a bit of the day drooling thinking about Pasties and kiwi meat pies (esp. steak & cheese, or mince, cheese & onion). For me, it just doesn't get better than meat in pastry. They should be everywhere.
Also - Panzerotti! Like deep- fried calzone. Haven't seen them outside of Jersey. Awesome munchies food.


#12 redfox1939

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:28 AM

I guess for me tacos and burgers where the best food to choose when you're about to eat in a food truck.Having served gourmet tacos, quesadillas, and ceviches with a contemporary twist that are consistently good and well-presented who woulnd't love it..
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:36 PM

We have a dumpling truck here called Chirba Chirba, it's quite good. There is also a truck called porchetta that sells toasted pork sandwiches and a grilled cheese truck. The main issue here is the trucks serve a huge area and often aren't convenient to get to at lunchtime.

#14 bigkoiguy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Well, this is certainly a city specific question... Cities that already have food trucks will want something exotic. Those cities and towns that haven't been blessed would probably take any type of good food.

That said, I'd love to see good quality, creative hot sandwiches/wraps with above-average ingredients. Food truck food has to be easy to eat.... too hard and I'm not interested.

#15 Baselerd

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

We have so many food trucks where I'm at that they're having to invent themes and gimmicks to distinguish themselves from the others. Asian food trucks always seem better than the other genres of food, for some reason.

#16 rlped

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

So happy to see the Pasties post! We're adding a savoury pie cart to go along with our our crêpe cart for this upcoming farmers market season and hope everything likes them too.
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#17 jharkins

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

More breakfast foods! I love that bagels/pastries/coffee are available from vendors in a lot of big cities, but i would love to see a type of diner-breakfast on wheels! 



#18 Jason Perlow

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:21 AM

Ethiopian. More esoteric Asian cuisines like Cambodian and Malaysian and Indonesian. Carribean Rotis. Dosas. Persian. Peruvian. 


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#19 Rainee

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:53 PM

We've got plenty Korean taco trucks, mexican street food trucks, a million little empanadas from various countries, and more dumpling and asian street food trucks than anyone knows what to do with.

 

What I'd really like to see is a truck that brings some of the best of Brazillian street food.  Pao de queijo, fresh fruit juices and vitaminas, and maybe some moqueca or grilled camaroes.

 

All simple to make, and not something I have seen in a truck anywhere north of Salvador da Bahia.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:16 AM

There is plenty of stuff that i would like to see especially a lot of fruit baskets, fresh juices , soups of all flavours, and even punjabi food.



#21 Mofassah

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:45 AM

As long as there's sausages, it's all the food trucks we need.



#22 Holly Moore

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:49 PM

Cheese Curd Truck

 

Brazilian BBQ Truck

 

Oh, wait, we have those in Philadelphia.

 

Still craving a breakfast biscuit truck.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:07 PM

Asian street/hawker food of any kind.

Massive long lines of those little pork sqewers with a cube of pork fat each end, cooked over coals like they do on the streets of BKK. Basted with coconut milk with a brush fasioned from an pandanas leaf to give that lovely smoke.

#24 Darienne

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:33 PM

We live in the middle of nowhere, about one half hour from a very conservative small Canadian city in east central Ontario.  You couldn't get less exciting.  'Nuff said.  We have chip trucks...a few...which sell French Fries and hamburgers.  End of story.  Very sad. 

 

Any food trucks would be welcome.


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#25 sculptor

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:21 PM

Fritatas and torta rusticas... ummm....



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:22 AM

I would be really interested in seeing a gluten-free food truck. Personally suffering from a gluten allergy, I'd love to see a business owner take it upon themselves to cater to this population. It would probably have to be someone that actually has an intolerance to gluten themselves. With the fad continuously growing and trends rising, so many new products are available that are actually pretty delicious and taste authentic. What do you guys think?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

If it's delicious, gluten free is fine with me. This truck started up recently, with their signature being panini made with latkes instead of bread. However, bread is available, so I wonder if they keep one panini press totally GF, or if they are just really into latkes and not so much into gluten free.

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You could easily have a taco truck that used only corn tortillas.

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 06:36 PM

I know this forum has been open for awhile and the last post was January 2014, but I am new here so here you go, better late than never!

 

I would love to see more food trucks using fresh, organic foods. I was thinking of opening a food truck and decided that a food truck with a menu made up of locally grown organic ingredients with Asian influences in the menu items would make a smash hit! What do you think? Good, bad, neutral? Let me know..


I love authentic, quality, fresh, organic, foods found in food trucks locally and nationally!

#29 Kim Shook

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:59 PM

I'd like to see something interesting and good quality that doesn't involve some kind of stunt eating.  I'm tired of 'world's hottest' and 'world's biggest'.  Could the food just taste good?  Or maybe, could you offer something that was delicious and NOT spicy?  I seem to remember that was possible years ago.  



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 11:07 PM

I know this forum has been open for awhile and the last post was January 2014, but I am new here so here you go, better late than never!
 
I would love to see more food trucks using fresh, organic foods. I was thinking of opening a food truck and decided that a food truck with a menu made up of locally grown organic ingredients with Asian influences in the menu items would make a smash hit! What do you think? Good, bad, neutral? Let me know..


Welcome to eGullet, Montri Cole. :-)

I don't live in a food truck area, but when I'm visiting I like to try them out. I like the sound of locally grown organic ingredients with Asian influences, IF it looks appealing and (as Kim Shook notes) promotes good food instead of hottest, tallest, most outrageous in some way. Whether your idea would fly might depend on the area you're in: for instance, I can imagine finding more takers on your idea in one of the West Coast states than in, say, the heart of the South. Where are you considering operation?

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