Rochester Cook Serves Up Meals on Wheels

By Jeff Kiger |

Gure Jama’s new kitchen has a stove, sink and refrigerator, like kitchens in most restaurants.

However, his kitchen has something other local restaurants don’t.


In late October, Jama hit Rochester’s streets serving up food from his Blue Nile food truck.

“I like to cook,” he says. “And being in a truck makes it easy to bring the food to the customers.”

He likes to cook Middle Eastern and African food, so that’s what is on the menu.

That includes a shawarma sandwich, which is similar to a gyro. It features chicken and vegetables wrapped in a pita bread.

“It is fast food, but it is fresh food. We cook it fresh,” Jama says.

The Blue Nile truck is currently open for business day and night in two Rochester parking lots.

It opens at 10 a.m. by the Sinclair gas station at 205 Sixth St. S.W. and serves there until 6 p.m. Then it goes to Broadway Grocery at 1005 N. Broadway, where it serves food until midnight.