(Image Credit: Bakerytruck LA)Not only is the food to go, but so are the kitchens. And the kitchens in many of today's food trucks are stainless steel beauties serving up five star gourmet meals. So popular have these trucks become, they have masses of Twitter followers, food truck festivals, and blogs dedicated to them.
New York Times writer, Josh Eells gives more insight into this new food truck craze:
We’re living in a food-truck moment. Thanks to a booming gastro-culture and an economy gone bust, America’s streets are filled as never before with high-quality meals on wheels. Tacos and shwarma give way to artisanal ice cream and escargot; devoted chowhounds track their favorite trucks on Twitter and enterprising young chefs bypass storefronts for a good curb.
Further fueling this movement, is a new series, " The Great Food Truck Race" airing on the Food Network. Voting for Season 2 of the show is being held through September 10th.
Among the nominees are friends of Neatorama, Tina Trujillo and Donna Collier of Bakerytruck LA. Tina and Donna are long-time friends and former FedEx couriers turned culinary chefs. Bakerytruck LA is a full-service bakery on wheels, complete with mixers and ovens on board. They serve a variety of fresh pastries and desserts, baked from scratch daily from their own recipes and iced and filled to order while you wait!
Nominees from across the country can be viewed and voted for online and every vote enters you for a chance to win a trip to the Food Network New York City Food & Wine Festival.