Still on a Roll

Food trucks continue to reinvent the wheel. Here are five new mobile restaurants you should check out.



Photos by Rebecca Males

In the year since the food truck phenom took hold in Orlando, the number of mobile kitchens has grown from six to more than 60. Below are some of the more recent notable entries on the vittle van scene.  Offerings are in the $3 to $8 range, and menus and locations change often, so check each truck’s Twitter stream for updates.

Twisted Cuban (Above)
Chef: Alex Flores

Trained chef Flores, owner of the Half Full Coffee House in DeLand, took inspiration from Miami’s over-the-top truck scene for his colorful coach. The GBD (golden brown and delicious) balls feature roasted chicken and saucy rice wrapped in a deep-fried crust for a new take on arroz con pollo.
twitter.com/TwistedCubanmft
facebook.com/pages/Twisted-Cuban/221312724584305
 


 

SwedeDISH
Chefs: Viveca and Håkan Averstedt

Direct from Stockholm, the Averstedts started their American careers as nitro-powered drag racers (Viveca is called the “fastest Viking woman on the planet.”). Now on slower wheels, the team produces Svenska meatballs (right) and a savory salmon casserole.
twitter.com/SwedeDishTruck
swededishfoodtruck.com
 


 

Bistro Babe’s Cafe
Chefs: Tracy Barks and Brenda Brown

The Babes call themselves “enthusiastic major foodies” with a remarkable range of dishes, from satay chicken and Asian ginger turkey burgers to Portuguese pulled pork and hand-made chips with lime-zest salt.
twitter.com/bistrobabescafe
facebook.com/bistrobabescafe
 


 

Kalbi Hau5
Chefs: Herbert Tinjaca and Henry Lai

“Kalbi” is grilled marinated short ribs, a Korean staple; “Hau5” is pronounced “house”; the Kalbi Hau5 truck serves delicacies like pork in a sesame-soy marinade with sweet caramelized onions pressed in a quesadilla with melted jack and cheddar cheeses and spicy citrus-jalapeno sauce.
twitter.com/kalbihau5
kalbihau5.com
 


 

Fork in The Road
Chef: Bryce Balluff

Former chef at Funky Monkey and Draft Global Beer, Balluff (right) serves up sophisticated street food such as slow-braised pork belly and pickled daikon in a Banh Mi sandwich, as well as an andouille sausage and okra gumbo dog.
twitter.com/ForkInTheRDLive
forkintherd.com
 

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