If you haven’t noticed those cute little food trailers popping up across the country then you haven’t been paying attention. They come in all shapes and sizes, from Airstreams, Terry’s, Aladdins, Shastas, Ambassadors, Winnebago – you name a trailer brand and most likely, someone is cooking an upscale and trendy cuisine inside.
Although Portland, Oregon— boasting more than three hundred trailer food carts— probably has the most of these mobile restaurants, fabulous trailer food is found in every major US and Canadian city, including Tucson, Phoenix, LA, Austin, Seattle, Montreal, or Vancouver.
Would you stand (yes I said STAND) in line over two hours to get food from a foot cart? They do in Los Angeles. Even the now closed Tavern of the Green in NY is the new home for several trailer food vendors. On Oct. 15, Central Park will include Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, the Westchester-based Ladle of Love, and Pera.
Trailer chicks have long known the attractions and the benefits now being discovered by our young cousins, and we welcome them, and embrace and celebrate the family resemblances we share:
- We roll with style
- We’re attracted to the idea of being unfettered
- We value and support a smaller footprint
- We’re risk takers
- We love and cherish our independence
- We know how to keep things simple
- We’re creative thinkers
So the next time you’re traveling across the country or across town, know that you have first cousins in almost every city – stop in and say hello (and eat)!
What to highlight a favorite cousin? Email us. Be sure to include food cart name, address, hours, photo along with your review.