Baltimore, MD: Gypsy Queen Looks to Add Another Truck to the Caravan

The Gypsy Queen Cafe is hoping to roll out a third food truck by the end of the year. Co-owner Tom Looney said the gourmet cafe on wheels, which has two trucks now, is aiming to add one truck a year. This marks the Gypsy Queen’s third year in business, and ultimately, Looney wants to have at least five trucks in his fleet. There are a few options when it comes to buying a food truck — new, used or do-it-yourself. New food trucks cost between $100,000 and $150,000, and used trucks run between $40,000 and $115,000, Looney said. Outfitting a food truck from scratch can be more cost-effective, but Looney said it takes a long time to complete. The Gypsy Queen Cafe took first prize at last year’s Taste of Two Cities, a duel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., food trucks. Looney said the truck will try to keep its top spot at this year’s second annual food truck battle, slated for June 1, when more than 40 trucks will gather for a taste-off at Rash Field. “We’ll try defend our title,” Looney said.

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The Gypsy Queen Cafe is hoping to roll out a third food truck by the end of the year. Co-owner Tom Looney said the gourmet cafe on wheels, which has two trucks now, is aiming to add one truck a year. This marks the Gypsy Queen’s third year in business, and ultimately, Looney wants to have at least five trucks in his fleet. There are a few options when it comes to buying a food truck — new, used or do-it-yourself. New food trucks cost between $100,000 and $150,000, and used trucks run between $40,000 and $115,000, Looney said. Outfitting a food truck from scratch can be more cost-effective, but Looney said it takes a long time to complete. The Gypsy Queen Cafe took first prize at last year’s Taste of Two Cities, a duel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., food trucks. Looney said the truck will try to keep its top spot at this year’s second annual food truck battle, slated for June 1, when more than 40 trucks will gather for a taste-off at Rash Field. “We’ll try defend our title,” Looney said.
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The Gypsy Queen Cafe took first prize at last year’s Taste of Two Cities, a duel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., food trucks.

The Gypsy Queen Cafe is hoping to roll out a third food truck by the end of the year.

Co-owner Tom Looney said the gourmet cafe on wheels, which has two trucks now, is aiming to add one truck a year. This marks the Gypsy Queen’s third year in business, and ultimately, Looney wants to have at least five trucks in his fleet.

There are a few options when it comes to buying a food truck — new, used or do-it-yourself.

New food trucks cost between $100,000 and $150,000, and used trucks run between $40,000 and $115,000, Looney said. Outfitting a food truck from scratch can be more cost-effective, but Looney said it takes a long time to complete.

The Gypsy Queen Cafe took first prize at last year’s Taste of Two Cities, a duel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., food trucks. Looney said the truck will try to keep its top spot at this year’s second annual food truck battle, slated for June 1, when more than 40 trucks will gather for a taste-off at Rash Field.

“We’ll try defend our title,” Looney said.

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