If you have a food truck fan, but no ideas what to get them… Check out this year’s list of ideas.
As I sat down and made my holiday list, I thought to myself, what might be on a food truck fan’s wish list? I thought of things I was putting on my list, things I already had, and perhaps things I should put on my list. Some of these are local to Triangle as well, but some are available.
For the Audio Visual fan: If your food truck fan has a nice flat screen, sound bar, and likes to collect DVDs. You may want to get them Chef. The movie revolves around a fictional well-known chef in LA, who’s career takes the curve toward a food truck. While it’s not a Food Truck 101 movie, it does make a good story.
For the up-and-coming Chef and a traveler: If you are someone who likes to cook and see a wide-range of food truck chefs creations then Food Truck Road Trip — A Cookbook might be on your list. The book written by Behind The Food Carts, a west coast food truck blog, show recipes of food trucks they saw on their road trip. There are a few Triangle trucks highlighted in the book: American Meltdown, Barone Meatball Company, CJ’s Street Food, Deli-icious, Pie Pushers, Porchetta. This book is on my list.
For the budding entrepreneur: Think you can brave the streets with your culinary wits? You might want to pickup Running a Food Truck For Dummies (For Dummies series) written by Richard Myrick of mobile-cuisine.com. Myrick’s website is a comprehensive website resource for food trucks, which is no surprise this book is, too.
For the fan that wears their fandom: If your fan can’t live without that food item from a certain food truck, it might be time to “commit” them. Only Burger, Philly’s, and Barone Meatball are a few trucks you can show your love.
For a gift that is sweet and reusable: If your fan loves cupcakes, Iced Cupcakes is selling cupcakes packaged in a mason jar. Perfect gifts for co-workers, teachers, or whoever you think deserves a cupcake. The mason jar can be used for storing things later. You can order them online.
Inspired by Olio and Aceto: As you may know from Olio and Aceto’s Behind The Wheel, Blue Sky Oil and Vinegar is a main ingredient to their recipes. You can get some of their ideas on the pages of the Cooking with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar by owner Glenda Keenan.
Because a holiday night should be sitting on the couch eating Cookie Dough: It is not recommend to take out frozen cookie dough and eat it. However, Not Just Icing developed a dry mix for chocolate chip cookie dough kisses highlighted on their cupcakes. If you want to order them, you can contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ve offered too many suggestions: If I gave you too many options, maybe a gift certificate would be best. Just as there are other trucks that probably offer T-Shirts or clothing, I know that Sweet Traditions offers gift certificates at their store in Wake Forest. They make a wide range of baked goods.
For those wanting more book resources, Food Carts Portland wrote a post around Small Business Saturday and a local bookstore. Check out their wide range of ideas.