St. Louis, MO: Lulu’s Local Eatery Food Truck to Tote Garden on Top

Telegraphing its greenness, the St. Louis food truck Lulu's Local Eatery is ready to sell you a sweet potato falafel.

By Brandon Chuang | FeastStl.com

Everybody today is all about going green. Some people—like Robert Tucker and his fiancé Lauren Loomis, co-owners of the new food truck Lulu’s Local Eatery—are just taking it a little more literally than others.

“We’re putting a garden on top of our truck,” says Loomis, whose family and friends call her Lulu. “We want to inspire people with sustainable innovation, and we figure that if we can grow a garden on top of a truck, people will realize that they can do it at home.”

Telegraphing its greenness, the St. Louis food truck Lulu’s Local Eatery is ready to sell you a sweet potato falafel.

Catalyzed by working on an organic farm in New Zealand, Loomis and Tucker became interested in healthy, sustainable eating. Moving back to Tucker’s hometown of St. Louis, the two soon saw room for what they describe as “farm-fresh food on the go.”

“We are absolutely 100-percent committed to serving local, organic, sustainable food wherever possible,” Loomis says.

Lulu’s is preparing to open in mid-April with a “global eclectic” roster of snacks, wraps and bowls that will be complemented by constantly rotating seasonal selections. In addition to their commitment to local, sustainable, and organic foods, the couple is also ensuring a variety of vegan and gluten-free options for their made-from-scratch menu.

“We’re passionate about what we’re doing, and we want to show people what it means to eat a meal that was truly cared for and prepared, and how amazing that experience can be.”

Lulu’s website, luluslocaleatery.com, is currently in the works. The truck’s Twitter feed is up and running at @lulusfoodtruck and Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Lulus-Local-Eatery.

Get a look at the menu above!

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