The trend du jour seems to be the food truck craze that’s been spreading like wild fire. From the Food Network’s Food Truck Challenge, to the number of twitter followers waiting for tweets for letting Food Truck fans know the trucks daily specials, the love of food truck’s is abundant. Maybe it’s the dismal economy that is fueling the fire and the fact you can get amazingly delicious food for cheap, but one thing is for sure – people can’t get enough of ’em!
Here are some that if you see, jump in line and order up!
Serves up some of the best BBQ around. From St. Louis ribs to pulled pork sandwiches and everything in between, Redbones portions are large and deeeeelicious. You’ll find the big red truck in the Copley Square area for lunch and dinner. For exact locations and hours go to www.http://redbones.com/food-truck.html
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese:
Taking the grilled cheese to the next level, this ain’t your mama’s grilled cheese. Featuring sandwiches like the Green Muenster -muenster, homemade guacamole, and applewood bacon, to the Mushroom Melt with a conifit of mushrooms, baby swiss and fresh arugala with prices starting at $5. Roxy’s has been featured on the Food Network’s the Great Food Truck Race and can be found all over the city. For locations go to: http://www.roxysgrilledcheese.com/locations/
Located right in our back yard, Penny Packers offers fresh, seasonal food with local ingredients. Their menu consists of house made sausages, unique sandwiches, and delicious soups and salads. There menu changes daily so be sure to check their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pennypackers-Food-Truck/170961582915617
Pennypacker’s is located on Tide St., in the Marine Industrial Park in South Boston. Right around the corner from the Boston Design Center, and the Harpoon Brewery. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm.
Clover makes “food you love.” Meals that you look forward to and come back for over and over again. And by the lines at the their truck at South Station, people really, really, really love Clover’s food. Priding itself upon making healthy, local, and organic food, Clover’s menu changes seasonally and serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some of the favs – chickpea fritter sandwich, Soy BLT, and the rosemary fries. http://www.cloverfoodlab.com/?page_id=2248
After winning a food truck contest sponsored by the City of Boston, Bon Me is a gourmet food truck that serves Vietnamese inspired food. They offer food that is ” fresh and laden with bright flavors and contrasting textures.” Their menu is simple consisting of sandwiches, noodle salad and rice bowls and what’s inside them is simply delicious. For locations go to: http://www.bonmetruck.com/?page_id=35
If you like seafood, you’ll love Go Fish. Featuring local seafood favorites like chowder, lobster rolls and fried fish sandwiches. They also have daily specials like Miso Seared Salmon Rice Paper Wrap with Ginger/Wasabi Dressed Asian Greens, Radish and Sesame Shiitake Mushrooms and Crisp Smoked Cod and Chorizo Cake Sliders with Pickled Onions and Chipotle Mayo $6.25. Prices at Go Fish are super-inexpensive and you’ll have room left over for dessert.
Speaking of dessert:
Boston original cupcake truck and they sell exactly that – cupcakes! Featuring simple and delicious cupcakes. Feast your eyes on these:
- Salted Caramel?our signature cupcake—chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream on top
- Double Vanilla?vanilla butter cake with Madagascar Bourbon vanilla buttercream
- Double Chocolate?chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, frosting, or sour cream ganache-we change it up and switch between a Taza dark chocolate and less dark and switch from our signature light and fluffy buttercream to a more chocolatey dark frosting to a sour cream ganache on occasion
- Vanilla & Chocolate?chocolate cake with Madagascar Bourbon vanilla buttercream
- Peanut Butter & Chocolate?chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting
- Banana Caramel?banana cake with caramel buttercream
- Nutella & Chocolate?chocolate cake with nutella buttercream
- Hazelnut Espresso?hazelnut cake with espresso buttercream topped with a chocolate covered espresso bean
- Lemon?lemon cake with lemon buttercream, sometimes with vanilla buttercream
- Pumpkin?pumpkin cake with either caramel or vanilla buttercream or sometimes cream cheese frosting
- Espresso & Chocolate?chocolate cake with espresso buttercream
- Coconut?coconut cake with vanilla buttercream topped with shredded coconut
- Snickerdoodle?cinnamon cake with vanilla cinnamon buttercream
All cupcakes are $3.00 each, 1/2 dozen for $16.50
The Cupcakory is out and about all over the Boston area. For locations and schedule go to: http://www.cupcakory.com/?page_id=14
So with the food truck frenzy in full force, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy planned the Greenway Mobile Food Festival for this coming weekend to showcase a dozen of Boston’s best food trucks. Unfortunately, it had to be postponed until the spring due to Occupy Boston currently occupying most of the Greenway.
Here is the statement from the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservacy:
Statement from the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy From Executive Director Nancy Brennan October 12, 2011
- The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is announcing today that the Greenway Mobile Food Fest, which was planned for Saturday, October 15, has been postponed until the Spring. We will work with the participating vendors and collaborate with them on selecting a date for early 2012.
- Saturday’s event was to include 12 mobile food vendors, many of them in large trucks. It was to take place on Dewey Square, the only parcel large enough to accommodate this type of gathering.
- The decision is based on the fact the attendees we’re anticipating for the Greenway Mobile Food Fest, when combined with the Occupy Boston encampment on Dewey Square, would simply be too crowded to be considered safe for the public.
- Yesterday, activists complied with the smooth load-in and load-out of the Boston Public Market, a successful farmer’s market on Dewey Square, but the scale of Saturday’s event is much, much bigger. While this half acre of the Greenway is in full-time use by Occupy Boston, the remaining 15.5 acres of the Greenway remain open, beautiful and welcoming to all.
- We encourage visitors and residents alike to explore the Rings Fountain, the Carousel, the Harbor Islands Pavilion, and our water features and public art.