Monday is considered a news day on The Wandering Sheppard. Each week New Food Truck Radar will show some of the new food trucks hitting the streets or on the streets that you may not recognize.
Amigosan Food Truck
This Nacho everday taco takes an interesting spin on Asian flavors in a taco form. For brewery visits, you may want share some loaded tots with your friends (or make new friends). The tots toppings are similar to the taco toppings.
If you haven’t seen them, follow the truck @AmigosanFood and check out their schedule at Amigosanfood.com.
This truck has a regular spot at 7105 Glenwood Avenue. Before you make plans, check their NEW Twitter handle, @arepaculturenc, Facebook, and Instagram @arepaculturenc. The truck is ran by an awesome couple bringing Latin American flavors. Right now the menu serves up arepas made with fresh, high quality ingredients, quesillos and cheesecake, and Malta (a non-alcoholic malt beverage popular in Latin America.) There is a lot of corn on the truck, so Gluten-Free and Vegetarian options are available.
Bam Pow Chow
Bam Pow Chow has been hitting the streets, too and making appearances in Northwest Raleigh. They have been spotted at House of Hops, Lonerider, Gizmo Brewworks, and Person Street Bar. Their website has posts scheduled events bampowchow.com and you can also follow the truck @BamPowChow.
Check out their Behind The Wheel.
Big C’s Waffles
This food truck is currently traveling between Durham and Raleigh serving up the new Southern Tradition, Chicken and Waffles. The waffles can be customized to different flavors like Red Velvet, Donut, and Pecan. All can be topped with Chicken or you can add eggs and such. Big C is more active on Facebook and Instagram, but you can follow them @bigcwaffles.
BullCity Street Grill
If you are in the Durham area, look for them on Twitter, @bullcitystfood. Each week the food truck specializes a new cuisine, which include French Bistro, Italian, and Argentinean. Usually on Friday or Saturday they park at Bull City Ciderworks and use the local cider in their menu. I enjoy chicken tacos and wings using Rhiz Up, Bull City’s ginger cider. The truck is owned by Chef Harry Monds, is known in the Durham restaurant and catering scene. You can also find more information on their Facebook page.
Check out the global fusion and local, farm-sourced cuisine. Check out the Raven one of the items currently on the menu. You can routinely find them at Wake Forest Farmers Market, Nickelpoint, and Raleigh Brewing. Follow them on Twitter @CADoodleMoo and Facebook
I missed an opportunity with this one at the Gouge Wrestling event in November at Raleigh Brewing Company. Based on what I have found, they are serving tacos and gumbo and has a connection with Jerry Stackhouse! I’ll keep my eyes out, but you can catch them by following their Twitter handle @geraldgera12.
Czech This Out
A unique truck hitting the scene featuring Czech cuisine. Had an opportunity to try this multiple times and the food is delicious. NHL fans may want to follow this truck as NHL Players have been spotted at the truck. Follow them @Czechfoodtruck.
Check out their Behind The Wheel.
King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks
The Triangle new Philly Cheesesteak truck the focuses on the authentic Philly experience. The husband and wife team are Philly-natives that are bringing the taste they loved from their hometown. While Philly Cheesesteaks are their focus, they will hopefully bring the Pork Roll and Pork Sandwich to the Triangle. They are very active on Facebook, so be sure to like their page and they are on Twitter @KingsPhilly.
Check out their Behind The Wheel.
KocinA Food Truck
This truck focuses on South American tapas and cuisine. For those who watch Sunday morning TV, you may recognize Chef JP on Hola NC. The show is locally produced on FOX 50 on Sundays at 10:30 am. Chef JP presents his delicious creations, where you wish it was Reality TV (i.e. can I just pull the meal off the screen).
Chef JP posts many of his creations on Facebook and Twitter. So you can see the empanadas in their various food prep stages. And if you suddenly become hungry, I warned you he posts food on his social media. You can catch them on Twitter @kocinafoodtruck, Facebook, and Instagram @kocinafoodtruck.
Check out their Behind The Wheel
Glad to see more breadth coming to the food truck scene. OMG Chicken is a Western African (Senegalese to be exact) truck that is posting a few spots @omgchicken101 and Facebook.
This sandwich and entree truck comes with experience from New York, Florida, and the West Coast. Both guys on the truck are named Dave, which makes remember names easy. The menu seems pretty diverse from a slow roasted pork sandwich, mac-and-cheese bites, and shrimp and grits. They have been seen at the House of Hops and Nickelpoint Brewing, but they are slowly rolling out to a more complete schedule.
Also check out the shutter doors and soon to be installed counter on the truck. The story behind them are pretty cool…
You can follow them @RollingBistro_
SoomSoom Pita Pockets
After Anthony of Baton Rouge Cuisine, Oren has to be the tallest food truck owner in the area. Extremely nice and very talented, the food here is outstanding. The focus seems to be on fresh taste with an open kitchen concept. I am not familiar with Isreali cuisine, but the hummus and beef ragu had lots of flavor. I’ve been catching them at Hunt Street Market in Durham on Saturdays. They also routinely show up at Cocoa Cinnamon. Follow them @SoomsoomPita and Facebook to catch them at their next stop.
Ty’s All Natural
Thanks to Paul Prause (@paprause) for the heads up and photo on a new food truck hitting the streets. Ty’s All Natural was recently spotted at Imperial Center for a Friday food truck shift. Based on the description it looks like they are serving up Farm to Fork (… actually Truck!). Start following them on Twitter @TysAllNatural or their Facebook.
These are trucks that have been announced, in development, and/or we have not seen a service date yet.
Cousins Lobster Truck
If the name sounds familiar, it is the food truck famous from Shark Tank. Yes, Cousins will have its claws on Raleigh some time in the first half 2015. We’ll get details as they come out, but right now we have a Twitter handle @CMLobsterRAL.
Little Mama’s Truck
H/T to Triangle Explorer for finding this truck. The truck is now on Twitter (@YumLittleMamas), but also has a Facebook and Instagram profile. The truck shows a base in Hillsborough, so maybe a far west Triangle coffee truck. Keeping it on my radar and will post updates as I find them.
Hao About Chinese / Hao’s Kitchen
Looks like the name behind Hao’s About Chinese recently secured a trailer and getting ready to setup a mobile food truck business. This is still very new in the phase, but wanted to alert those looking at Chinese cuisine in the area.
This truck had a soft opening back in November, however, they are preparing for a full rollout in 2015. Their menu consists of traditional tacos, Asian taco, Kimchi taco, chips, and grilled corn. You can follow them @RogueTakoNC, Facebook, and Twitter.
The popular seafood “shack” in Durham is going mobile. The truck’s pictures were posted recently, but have not seen locations posted. If you are not already following Saltbox Seafood Joint, follow @SaltboxSeafood and Facebook.
Dan Gregory, a land surveyor by day, food obsessed by night, is raising funds to bring a wing truck to the Raleigh-Durham area. Based on their website, they are raising money and have found a truck. We’ll keep posted, but if you are craving a wing truck start following @WanderinWings, Facebook, and check out their website.
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