Food Truck Lunch

Jason and Joy pick their favorite mobile eats

Restaurant recommendations from MnMo food critics Jason DeRusha and Joy Summers

Jason’s Picks:

This is the time of year downtown workers emerge from our skyways and hit the streets looking for culinary adventure. Just like the first daffodils and lilies, the first food trucks are a real sign that summer is on its way.

Gastrotruck: It’s hard to believe that chef Stephen Trojahn is entering his seventh year running this truck! Trojahn, a veteran of fine-dining restaurants, including a stint as executive chef at Cosmos, was among the local pioneers of mobile cooking. The black bean burger with tomatillo salsa is legendary, and if there’s anything with curry, get that too. (@Gastrotruck on Twitter)

A picture of the Gastrotruck food truck in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

photo by noah wolf

Market Bar-B-Que: The barbecue has flavor almost as large as the personality of its owner, Anthony Polski. His family’s Eat Street restaurant has been smoking great meats for more than 70 years, and the truck has a custom-built grill to sear those same tasty cuts. (@MarketBBQ on Twitter)

Joy’s Picks:

Ever since the food truck phenomenon launched in Minnesota, I’ve loved chasing down these mobile food vendors. It’s a fantastically spontaneous way
to eat and these chefs are putting out some seriously delicious food.

MidNord Empanadas: These little crispy shells are a perfect blank canvas for any cuisine, but I especially adore the juicy chicken mixed with potato, peppers, garlic, and cilantro. (@MidNordTrucks on Twitter)

A Peace of Cake: Follow your nose to this truck that specializes in mini-donuts. Not only are there different sugar blends, but there are also a ton of sauces and toppings—there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. (@APeaceofCakeMN on Twitter)

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