Food Trucks Roll into Spring with Delicious Diversity

Spring has sprung and summer is on the horizon, bringing with it the welcome return of food trucks and outdoor dining across the US.

Good Hombres Tacos, Tortas & More (Facebook)

Food trucks have come a long way since their humble beginnings. While selling food from vehicles has been around for decades, the modern food truck revolution is credited to a 1974 innovation in Los Angeles. According to King Taco's website, Don Raúl and Doña Lupe took a chance, converting an ice cream truck into a taco haven, and becoming a beloved LA institution.

Today's food trucks offer an incredible variety, from Vietnamese bánh mì to gourmet pizzas. Food Truck Operator recently released a list of 25 must-try food trucks, and here's a glimpse at five that could be rolling into your neighborhood soon:

  • Cousins Maine Lobster (Nationwide): Founded in 2012 by Maine cousins Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac, this popular truck brings authentic Maine lobster rolls and other seafood specialties to over 20 states. Their success is a testament to the nationwide love of lobster, enjoyed by families and businesses alike.

  • Good Hombres (Knoxville, Tennessee): This Tennessee gem, owned by Luis and Courtney Moreno, serves up delicious and cleverly named Mexican fare. From "The Mexi-can, not the Mexi-can't" taco to the breakfast "Top O’ the Mornin’ Torta," their website promises "God. Family. Country. Tacos," with a side of family recipes and passion.

  • Polish Mania Warsaw Cuisine (Imlay City, Michigan): Craving pierogi and other Polish specialties? Look no further than Polish Mania. Owner Marzanna Bos turned her passion for traditional Polish food into a successful truck, offering a variety of pierogi, sausages, schnitzel, and more. Starting with just savings and a dream, Bos has built a loyal following with her delicious and authentic dishes.

  • Gumbo to Geaux (Birmingham, Alabama): This food truck, born from a catering company, brings the soulful flavors of Chef Robinson's heritage to Birmingham. Inspired by her Grandma Sadie and her own unique blend of culinary influences, Gumbo to Geaux offers authentic Creole cuisine, including gumbo, shrimp and grits, and red beans and rice.

  • The Meltdown (Port Richey, Florida): Calling all cheese lovers! The Meltdown is a haven for all things grilled cheese, offering creative and decadent takes on this classic comfort food. They also feature cheesy side dishes like loaded tater tots, mac and cheese bites, and even a cheesecake chimichanga for dessert.

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