“When people wore hats and gloves, nobody would dream of eating on the street. Then white gloves went out of style and, suddenly, eating just about anything in the street became OK.”
What comes to mind when you think of food sold from a truck? Probably not a chipotle cream cheese, sauteed onions and fried pickles-topped hot dog, or fresh strawberry buttermilk ice cream, and certainly not sea salt caramel creme brulee. These aren’t your mama’s food trucks, peeps. The fabulous vendors of Phoenix Food Truck Friday, put on by the Phoenix Street Food Coalition, are nothing short of divine. Fresh local ingredients, creative menu items and drool-worthy recipes.
We headed downtown last Friday with the kiddos and some friends and had a fabulous afternoon. 100 degree day what? Not even an issue–there was plenty of cover and those refreshing misters that we Arizona folks know and love so very much. Jack had a “Corn Pup” from Short Leash Hot Dogs (can you even stand the cuteness of their branding?!), Addie a grilled cheese on sourdough from Paradise Melts, and we sauntered up to the fabulously orange ’59 Chevy van of Sweet Republic to finish it off with some ice cream. While the kiddos enjoy their child-friendly yums, adults can be a bit more adventurous (or perhaps yours are more adventurous than mine!) and take full advantage of all the gourmet eats offered. Check out this list here to start your salivating immediately. Psst…try that sea salt caramel creme brulee from Torched Goodness!
The kiddos ran around, played in the misters, pet some cutie doggies and happily colored on the paper tablecloth and crayons that they had on hand for that very reason. After our lunch, we headed next door to the Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery and Wine Bar for some fresh produce for dinner that evening. Their tomatoes were so ripe and fresh–mmmm!
Kid friendly, yummy, local, unique and fun. Head there yourself to see what the amazingness is all about. It will transport you for the day and show you a world where your kiddos can have fun outside of a bounce house.