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
 

Edit Module
Want to read the whole issue? Download and read this issue and others on Magzter.

Add your comment:
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags

Guides & Resources

Premier Realtors

Let Orlando's best realtors help you find your dream home!

Wedding Resource Guide

Find the best wedding vendors in Orlando.

Summer Getaways 2015

Summer is finally on its way and now is the perfect time to plan your getaway. Check out some of these great deals and special destinations just a short drive from Orlando.

Shattering Myths of Better Business Bureau

2015 Best Lawyers

When you need an attorney, you want someone with a strong reputation and a proven track record. The annual Best Lawyers® list provides the names of Orlando-area attorneys most recommended by their colleagues in the field.

Orlando's Top Dentists of 2015

Our annual list featuring 216 of the area’s finest dental professionals.

Dentists Q&As

We selected 4 dentists to weigh in on questions related to dental health.

Guide to Private Schools 2015

Our annual guide to private schools will help you chart an educational course for your family.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

MoreRecent Blog Posts

Weekend Happenings in Orlando May 29 to 31

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.

The Summer Culinary Scene

What Orlando Chefs Are Cooking Up This Summer

Weekend Happenings in Orlando May 22 to 24

Find the best events in and around town for the weekend.

Guide to Outlet Mall Shopping

Make the most of your time with these suggestions before hitting the shops in Orlando

Weekend Happenings in Orlando May 15 to 17

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend, including a Friday night live music guide.
Edit Module