Food trucks have come to Boston! The trend that's booming in New York and L.A. has now arrived to Beantown. But can it survive in a city that's so cold for most of the year? Time will tell.
Gourmet food trucks are emerging as a new industry serving the growing number of foodies on the go, such as urban professionals on their lunch break, shoppers at outdoor street fairs and festivals, and especially young city dwellers that can't necessarily afford a sit-down meal but still want something better than fast food. These newer food trucks are a world away from the old carts you seen in New York serving greasy, stale food, but instead are mobile kitchens creating a wide array of delicacies. These operations focus on using fresh and more natural ingredients, catering to the demand for healthy alternatives for snacks and quick meals. Clover Food Lab, a truck started by recent MIT graduates, features a seasonal menu using local and organic ingredients, and has developed a loyal following in Cambridge and at the SoWa market in the South End, held on summer weekends. Even Governor Deval Patrick as eaten from the Clover Food Truck. For good reason: Clover Food includes vegetarian-friendly options such as a tasty soy BLT and seitan BBQ, a crowd favorite chickpea fritters, a light beet and mint salad, juicy fried green tomatoes, and even rhubarb agua fresca. This food is creative and fresh, and it's on the move.
New food trucks to hit the streets of Boston include: Bon Me - Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches, Cambridge staple Red Bones BBQ, Grilled Cheese Nation, and Kickass Cupcakes. Look out Boston, the trucks have arrived.