Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Guest Post: Why You Should Be Hunting for Cincinnati Food Trucks
Food trucks have become a recent sensation across nearly every major city in the United States, and Cincinnati is no exception. The city has bloomed with food trucks each offering great food for reasonable prices. While many people think of food truck food being similar to fast good, it is anything but. A few quick scans through their restaurant menus will quickly reveal that the food served by these food trucks is often gourmet and there is generally a truck for every palate. A few of our favorites include:
New Orleans To Go
New Orleans To Go: A Streetcart Named Desire definitely leaves you wanting more after you have a taste of their incredible poboys, gumbo, or grits. This foodcart does excellent renditions of traditional style Louisiana fare, and is easily one of Cincinnati's favorite trucks. With huge portions and inexpensive fare, you can easily sample fried okra, sweet potato pie, catfish larue, poboys, or etoufee on a visit – that is, assuming you get their before they sell out.
Cafe de Wheels
Noted as being the first food truck to enter the Cincinnati city limits, Cafe de Wheels has been a favorite ever since it rolled in to town. Working with local farms and distributors such as Daisy Mae, Busch's Country Corner, and Servatii Breads, Cafe de Wheels serves up excellent sandwiches, appealing to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, along with great sides – the sweet potato fries are always a favorite. Not to mention, the truck received recognition from Cincinnati Magazine for having on the best burgers in town.
For those looking for a great dessert, look no further than . While there are only a few items on the menu, there is no doubt that each crepe whipped up by Cooper's is delectable. The Cheeky Monkey is always a favorite as very few can say no to Nutella and bananas, but The S'more crepe is also an excellent ode to a childhood fav.
The only downside to food trucks is that they can often be unpredictable in terms of location. So if you are interested in finding one, be sure to follow the trucks on Twitter or visit their sites. Otherwise you can further scope out these trucks' menus and their reviews through sites like YellowPages.com or other eatery based sites.
-Jenna Lee Smith