The food truck revolution continues to sweep the country and no one is better at taking advantage of this delicious movement than the people that live the apartment lifestyle. In a fast-paced world centered on convenience, food trucks are the perfect opportunity to bring gourmet cuisine to the doorstep of renters. No longer do you have to sit in traffic, make reservations, or pay extra for an oversized plate. The food trucks are bringing high end dining into your neighborhoods, and sometimes into your apartment communities.
You may not have realized that some of the nation’s top food trucks are in your city, and some are within walking and driving distance of your apartment. Here are a few you must try soon:
• Via 313 in Austin, Texas, which was named one of the “21 Best Food Trucks in America” for 2014, is often right off of I-35, a few blocks from the Austin Convention Center at 1111 East 6th (in front of Violet Crown Social Club).The truck, known for its delicious Detroit-style pizzas, can also be found at 61 Rainey St (behind Craft Pride).
• The Fat Shallot in Chicago, Ill., is known for its tasty pretzel-bun salami sandwiches, Fat Shallot Fries with Giardiniera, and a bunch of other great dishes. This truck is all over the city, with stops in The Loop, Hyde Park, River North, and Goose Island.
• Those who live in Uptown New Orleans get to enjoy the outstanding flavors of Taceaux Loceaux. The truck serves up fresh, original tacos like you have never had before, including Messin’ with Texas, featuring slow-roasted brisket and salsa picante. Taceaux Loceaux can be found at Dos Jefes Cigar Bar and other spots around Uptown.
• Melissa’s Chicken and Waffles in Orlando, Fla., is known for just that: hot crispy Southern fried chicken tucked in decadent waffles. Plus, there are quite a few other varieties of savory and dessert waffles to choose from. The truck can be found at Tasty Tuesdays in the Milk District in the heart of downtown, as well as in the town of Celebration near Disney and in Hunter’s Creek.
• If you live or work near South Lake Union, Georgetown, and Sodo in Seattle, Wash., you have probably seen the popular food truck Where Ya at Matt. This truck serves up some of the best po’ boys, jambalaya, gumbo, and other Creole cuisine west of the Mississippi River.
• You will be most likely be happy with any of the cool Asian-inspired dishes on The Chairman truck in San Francisco, but Coca-Cola Braised Pork with Cabbage and Spicy Chicken with Toasted Sesame Puree are two popular options. For lunch, find The Chairman under the Chronicle Tunnel (5th Street and Minna St.) or at the Hiller Aviation Museum.
• Quiero Arepas is so popular in Denver that it can be found throughout the city. The truck specializes in making Venezuelan-inspired arepas from scratch, and then stuffing them with a wide variety of delicious fillings.
ApartmentSearch.com is a great tool for finding an apartment close to the places where your favorite Food Truck hangs out. Whatever food you try from the rolling restaurants near you – or even the ones that visit the apartment community you live in – get out and enjoy the fun and variety they offer. Spring is the perfect time to expand your culinary horizons and socialize with the people in your community.