St. Louis: Mangia Mobile Food Truck Hits the Streets

St. Louis's MANGIA Food Truck - photo by Greg Landrum

By FEAST Staff | FeastSTL.com

St. Louis's MANGIA Food Truck - photo by Greg Landrum

Add homemade Italian specialties to the list of good eats you can now get on St. Louis streets.

Mangia Mobile, a family run mobile food truck, is now serving gourmet Italian cuisine inspired by the streets of Sicily. From fried chicken sandwiches to toasted ravioli and arancini, the menu items are homemade, freshly prepared and cooked-to-order on the truck.

Company founders, siblings and St. Louis natives Thomas, Alex and Catherine Daake drew inspiration from their grandmother, Macaw, who taught them many of the Italian recipes used today.

“Growing up in an Italian family, food is very important and what brings people together,” Catherine Daake says. “My brothers and I are so proud that we can share our grandmother’s delicious recipes with our friends and neighbors here in St. Louis.”

A community supporter, Mangia Mobile gets many of its products from local vendors: bread from Fazio’s Bakery, last-minute necessities from Schnucks and java from Chauvin Coffee Company. STL Wrap Guys designed the truck and Steve Adam’s Photography provided artful cuisine images.

Mangia Mobile travels all over St. Louis but can most often be found at the intersection of 8th and Walnut. The truck will be there before every St. Louis Cardinals home game.

Follow the food truck on Twitter at Twitter.com/mangiamobile or Facebook facebook.com/mangiamobilestl to find its location.

Mangia Mobile is cash-only and open for lunch. It’s also available for pre-packaged party platters and catering services. For catering information, contact info@mangiamobile.com.