Asheville, NC: Asheville Thai Restaurant to Open Food Truck

Green papaya salad from Little Bee Thai. / Special to Scene

By Mackensy Lunsford  |  Citizen-Times

Green papaya salad from Little Bee Thai. / Special to Scene
Green papaya salad from Little Bee Thai. / Special to Scene

Could some of Asheville’s best Thai food come from a food truck?

It’s possible, as husband-and-wife team, Rick and Took Corcoran, prepare to open Little Bee Thai food truck on Friday.

Little Bee caught Asheville’s attention for its authentic Thai food, mostly because it was served from behind the counter of an Arden gas station. Took, who cooks everything herself, is dedicated to detail — so much so that waits could often be painfully long at the restaurant.

That’s taken into account with this new venture. The menu at the food truck will be a scaled-down version of what was served at the Arden location, where another Thai restaurant, Pon’s, now resides.

Rick said the menu is slated to change every day. So is the location.

“We’re excited about it,” he said. “Instead of people having to travel all the way from West Asheville, south and north, we’ll be traveling to them, which is great.”

Little Bee Thai will be at French Broad Food Co-Op Friday nights 4:30-8:30 p.m. It will also be at Sweeten Creek on Thursdays. More locations are in the works.

“The object is to go north for a day, south and then west, and go downtown on Friday,” Rick said. The truck will also be at Organicfest (Pack Square, Sept. 8) and LEAF festival.

The Corcorans can still be found at the French Broad Food Co-Op Tailgate Market on Wednesdays without their truck, selling pre-made curry sauces.

At the truck, expect chicken wings, spring rolls, hot curry noodles, pad Thai and papaya salad.

“I think this will really fill a void for people,” Rick said.

Track the whereabouts of Little Bee Thai on Facebook. The French Broad Food Co-Op is at 90 Biltmore Ave.