Guest Blog Post By Steve Liebowitz of Hub Food Trucks
This is year 5 of the official Boston food truck season. What started in 2011 with just over a dozen trucks, has blossomed to a city that is dealing with the growth pains of 70 plus trucks trying to compete for spots. In Boston, the city has designated spots where trucks are allowed to vend. In addition, the food truck program along the Rose Kennedy Greenway has been a lifesaver for food trucks. While most city sites are not amenable to staying out and enjoying lunch outside (when Boston weather permits), the Greenway is a wonderful open space where you can have a great lunch and escape from the crowds.
As with most cities, trucks come and trucks go. Probably the best known Boston food truck is Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, having been on Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Roxy’s has 2 trucks, 1 restaurant now and more coming. Mei Mei Boston started in year 2 and quickly gained a reputation for their innovative take on Asian cuisine. Their popularity has also extended to a successful restaurant. In fact, many of Boston’s food trucks have or are close to having restaurants also including Pennypackers, WOW BBQ, Chicken & Rice Guys, Frozen Hoagies, Clover and Bon Me.
All the trucks I have mentioned have some interesting and creative menus for you. Among other trucks I recommend are both Stoked Pizza and Posto Mobile, both wood fired pizza ovens on wheels. Even a dedicated carnivore like myself gladly checks out the vegan offerings on the Taco Party Truck. Back in the land of meat offerings, you can get great burgers from Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers and Boston Burger Company, the food truck from the local restaurant of the same name. Another good local place, Tasty Burger has launched a truck, but I haven’t tracked them down yet.
Aside from a stroll on the Greenway on a weekday to see a lot of food trucks, you can usually find 15-20 trucks on Sundays at SoWa Boston on Sundays. Make your way to Harrison Ave in the South End to find trucks, a farmers market and local crafts. You can always get the latest info on the Boston food truck scene on my blog, hubfoodtrucks.com or follow me on Twitter @StevenL57 . See you in line!
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