Food trucks are the new craze in the United States, and the trend encompasses a wide variety of food from hot dog carts to full-service bar and restaurant trucks. Already known for its delicious lobster and clam chowder, New England’s food trucks add a fun twist to the variety of local fare.
Fire & Company (Maine)
There’s nothing quite like comfort food cooked on a wood-fired grill. Fire & Company brings along its own custom-built brick oven to cook menu items like smoked chicken, pizza, lobster bake, chicken and waffles and prime rib on-site. The truck also offers a bar service with cocktails, Maine-made craft beer and wine. Fire & Company is designed to cater large events, such as weddings or parties.
The Good Food Truck (Vermont)
Contributing to a good cause is easier than you think. The Good Food Truck in Burlington, Vermont makes it as simple as ordering lunch. For every $6 spent at the Good Food Truck, you’re providing two free meals for the community. While the menu doesn’t have the widest selection, there are a few different options to choose from including pita wraps, lettuce wraps, burgers and barbecue. All of The Good Food Truck’s menu items are made with locally-sourced ingredients to further give back to their community.
Schnitzels & Giggles (New Hampshire)
Celebrating German heritage, Schnitzels & Giggles serves delicious, German-style cuisine. Schnitzels & Giggles got its start in New Hampshire, and now travels all across the continental United States, bringing Oktoberfest to its customers all year round. In New Hampshire, it stops at different shows to showcase its menu filled with savory foods like bratwursts, pork or chicken schnitzels and German-style potato pancakes. The desserts do not disappoint and range from apple crepes and apple streusel to brownies and blondies.
Trolley Dogs (Massachusetts)
Hot dog stands are a staple nationwide, and Trolley Dogs brings a new and improved version to Massachusetts. Trolley Dogs’ 100 percent beef hot dogs earn rave reviews from customers and are incredibly customizable. You can start off with an original hot dog and top it with a variety of options like special chili, nacho cheese, salsa, sauerkraut, barbecue sauce and traditional condiments like ketchup and mustard. For a vegetarian option, you can add any of these toppings to fresh french fries, too.
Noble Knots (Rhode Island)
Serving a versatile and tasty menu, Noble Knots in Rhode Island was founded by Chef Kate Nealis. With more than 20 years of experience, Kate created Noble Knots to bring locally-sourced and delicious foods directly to customers. Noble Knots’ menu includes items like black bean and quinoa veggie burgers, short rib sandwiches, hush puppies and pulled pork. All of the sandwiches are served on homemade pretzel rolls to give them a unique twist.
Taking advantage of the delicious and fresh lobster available in New England, LobsterCraft brings the best lobster rolls right to you. The business was founded in 2012 by Captain William Michael Harden, an avid lobster fisherman. LobsterCraft has two full-service trucks with a great menu of items to choose from. There are a handful of lobster roll options as well as lobster macaroni and cheese, a shrimp salad roll and seasonal lobster bisque.
New England has no shortage of sit-down establishments where you can take in a delicious meal, but the surge in food truck popularity makes it possible to grab a no-less-delicious bite to eat on the go. These six are just some of the several fine options at your disposal, so be on the lookout for New England’s fantastic food trucks.
This article is presented by Jannell Ford in Hanover, Massachusetts.