Learn About Houston's Newest Food Trucks in This Week's Feature
Yesterday, we told you about the trend of food trucks turning into brick and mortar restaurants. Perhaps trend isn't the right word, though. Some food truck owners will tell you it's a necessity or that it was the plan all along. Who wants to work on a food truck forever?
Photo courtesy Sticky's Chicken Sticky's Chicken is one of many new food trucks to hit the streets recently.
Judging by the number of trucks that have opened in the past year, plenty of people are perfectly content to sling food on a truck for the time being. Yes, a food truck can be a stepping stone to bigger things, but it's also a business and it provides a career for a chef/owner unsure of what to do next. Some people choose to get their starts on trucks, showing off their skills for the first time to hungry customers while parked outside a bar. Others are getting back into a kitchen through whatever means possible, even if said kitchen happens to be on wheels.
We asked the city for a list of all the trucks that have been granted permits in the past year to find out exactly how many new trucks have opened. What we got back was a 92-page list of all the permitted trucks in the city--every old truck, every taco truck, every snow cone stand and every random truck that seems to have no online presence. Still, we were able to identify more than 25 trucks that are relatively new to the Houston scene.
Check out this week's feature story for an in-depth look at five of the new trucks on the block, and peruse this list for the rest of the latest and greatest in mobile cuisine.
Blaze it Up
Caribbean trucks must be the next big thing, as Blaze it Up is also roaming the streets providing jerk chicken as well as tacos and fries to hungry Houstonians. Houston Food Truck Reviews has checked out this spot as well.
Exactly what it sounds like. Classic sliders (prepared curbside, duh) with quality ingredients and delicious extras like sweet potato fries. See what Houston Food Truck Reviews had to say about them.
Authentic Greek gyros on pitas, halloumi, Greek salads and, of course, fries (cause it's a food truck). The blue and white truck is often at Agora or Costa's, serving Greek food in apropos spots.