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.
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.
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.
The Wake Forest restaurant now has a third location, a food truck. Named Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels, the food truck… If you are not familiar with the restaurant, check out their website and Facebook Page. I don’t see a Schedule on their website, but they are scheduled for World Beer Fest in Raleigh, April 11th.
Caught them at Nickelpoint recently, thanks to Paul Prause (@paprause). The menu includes spinach dip, casseroles, and sausage. I enjoyed the buffalo chicken casserole, which was chicken with sliced potatoes and cheddar cheese. You can find them on Twitter @chick_wagon and Facebook. They mention they have Inman Park Apartments on their future schedule.
This food truck is based in Fuquay-Varina, but it looks like they do events down in Dunn, Big Daddy’s Roadhouse, and other spots in that area. However, they did make an appearance at Draft Line and Nickelpoint Brewing. Their cuisine revolves around Stuffers, Authentic German Sausages, and hot dogs. Follow on Twitter (@CrazygsCGG) and Facebook. Thanks Paul Prause (@paprause) for the heads up!
Green Olive Truck
If you followed the scene closely last year, you may have recognized this food truck. Unfortunately, Hugh, the owner, decided to sell the truck. Though he found a buyer and truck is now owned by Craig (pictured) and will go through so rebranding from the original concept. At the Durham Central Park Rodeo in January, the truck was serving up food from The Peacock, an Indian restaurant in Cary. Briefly speaking with Craig, the food truck will serve Chinese cuisine after this transition.
This past weekend I was able to check out “Hao’s Kitchen.” Hao Hong and her husband are doing quick Chinese food with some interesting twists like Cheeseburger dumplings and Apple Pie dumplings. The food is served in traditional Chinese takeout containers and they sell Chinese drinks, too. The food truck operates only only on the weekends and is just getting its wheels on the ground. If interested,check out @haoaboutchinese or their website.
A new food truck that has rolled under the radar. You may have seen on Twitter of a new food truck called “Jazz Mediterranean”. Curious, as you may have been, Jazz showed up to Lonerider Brewing. The cuisine is Egyptian and Mediterranean with the menu changing up each day. I found the prices reasonable and the Kabab and Cheesesteak pretty tasty. It is operated by a father and son team and recently added Twitter @JazzKabab to find them.
The Wake Forest ice cream shop is looking to operate its first mobile scoop shop truck in the next few months! Currently they have their shop in Wake Forest and four ice cream carts. You can follow them @LUMPYS_ICECREAM or Facebook.
My Cup Overflows
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. They will be at Brewgaloo 2015!
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 remembering 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.
You can follow them @RollingBistro_
Sky Dog Timeless Franks
Thanks to Paul Prause finding this cart out in the wild last Saturday at Lonerider Brewing. They only have 2 followers (guess who the two are). Follow them @skydognc. More details to come.
Thanks to Paul Prause (@paprause) for the photo.
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.
Southern Flavor Chicken, Shrimp, and Fish Fry
A new truck highlighting fried chicken, fish, and shrimp. The food truck has been around serving Capital City area (DC, Maryland, and Virginia). Lately, the food truck has been at the NC State Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, check them out on Twitter (@Southern_Fry), Instagram (@SouthernFlavorFishFry), and their website www.mysouthernflavor.com
This Thai-Laotian food trucks hit the streets recently and is gaining lots of fans (I’ve been hearing very positive feedback). They have a restaurant, Thai China Buffet at 4900 NC 55 in Durham. If you want to follow them, @thaiboxzing on Twitter and Facebook.
Serving up Thai food, I’ve been hearing good things about this one, too! If you tasted them, tweet me or let me know on Facebook. If you want to follow them, catch them on Twitter @thaistreettruck.
Meg Here and There (@MegHereThere) pointed out that Truckin Chickin is making their debut. They are currently doing catering, but they are working toward a food truck solution. For more details, check out their Facebook Page and follow them on @truckinchickin.
Ty’s All Natural
Thanks to Paul Prause (@paprause) for the heads up on a new food truck hitting the streets. I found they were at one of my lunch spots recently and was able to try out Ty’s All Natural. I enjoyed waffled chicken, which was chicken dipped in waffle batter. Also on that day was a burger and couple other options (one included a salad). I’ve noticed they are starting to post locations more now, so start following them on Twitter @TysAllNatural or their Facebook.
This food truck will have it’s first opening this Saturday, April 18th at Gizmo Breworks in Raleigh. For details on their opening menu, check out their website. Based on their Twitter profile, this food truck will focus on slow-cooked meats and scratch made sauces. Follow them @WanderingMoose1 and Facebook.
These are trucks that have been announced, in development, and/or we have not seen a service date yet.
Cousins Maine Lobster Truck
If the name sounds familiar, it is the food truck famous from Shark Tank. Yes, Cousins will have its claws in the Triangle…soon! This week I announced that Cousins Maine Lobster will be at Wake Forest’s 35th Annual Meet in The Street on May 2nd. Until then, keep your eye on their 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.
New Jewish-Italian food truck serving up Hebrew National hot dogs, sandwiches, and entrees. The menu is not Kosher, however, they will cater for Kosher events. More details on the menu can be found at their website. Start following them @matzahmia.
The Chapel Hill casual Korean bistro will roll out a new food truck in the next month. Currently, they are running a special menu on what they will have on the truck. Photo from Mixed.
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 Instagram. By the way, I missed another opportunity on this truck recently!
Very little details here, but you can be one of the first @BistroRoute. The chef, Julian, behind the concept is on KocinA.
Salamandra Taco Truck?
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. Latest update we’ve seen is June 2015.
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