These trucks have roared out onto the streets and are already inspiring a rabid following.
Sean Sherman, aka Sioux Chef, introduced Minnesotans to indigenous cuisine, and this summer, along with Little Earth, an organization supporting Minneapolis Native American tribes, Sherman launched Minnesota’s first Native American food truck. The menu celebrates Dakota and Ojibwe with dishes like tacos topped with cedar braised bison, squash or walleye. Tatanka utilizes pre-contact ingredients like smoked fish, corn and heirloom beans and eschews sugar, flour and dairy.
Image credit: Photo courtesy Tatanka Truck's Facebook page
FunFare Global Street Eats
Sherwin Resurreccion and Tiffany Zopfi’s bright red truck can often be found in Mears Park in St. Paul, and boasts a varied menu of dishes found around the world. Daily offerings span the globe, from the garlicky Filipino BBQ skewers, to pulled pork steamed buns, to New Orleans style shrimp po’ boys. Be sure to grab some sweet iIce coffee, a divine rendition of Vietnamese coffee.
Image credit: Photo by Alex Lodner
The Salsa Spot
Mother and daughter team Griselda Guzman and Hazel Calixto serve Griselda’s family recipes like steak tacos, chicken Poblano tacos, fried taquitos and tamales. If you are lucky, the menu might include chilaquiles with over easy egg and a torta pambazo. The truck can be found in St. Paul’s Mears Park and other locations.
Image credit: Photo courtesy The Salsa Spot Facebook page
Chill Grill Roadhouse
Chill Grill Roadhouse purveyors Crystal Xiong and Nao Lee serve a variety of Asia and American fare to please just about any palate. Dishes include spring rolls, Roadhouse Brats, pot stickers, burgers and Roadhouse Zesty Kimchee. The truck can be found at Brooklyn Park Farmers Market and local breweries such as Bauhaus, Sisyphus, Bent and 612Brew.
Image credit: Photo by Isabel Subtil
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