St. Paul, MN: New Ethnic Food Trucks Joining Twin Cities’ Popular Meals On Wheels

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By Jess Fleming |

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 Finally, it’s food-truck weather, and there are a few new ethnic kitchens on wheels to try.

Hot Indian Foods will hit the streets of both downtowns in a few weeks, serving contemporary Indian food in a burrito format.

Indurritos, as they’ll be called, will come in chicken, lamb, spinach paneer and vegan varieties, wrapped in Indian flatbread. There also will be Indian snacks, said owner Amol Dixit.

Janene Holig, formerly of Wise Acre Eatery, is running the bright-orange truck’s kitchen.

“When you think about Indian foods in restaurants and grocery stores, they tend to be more traditional, authentic,” said Dixit, who worked in marketing at General Mills for 15 years.

“I thought there was an opportunity to do something more modern, contemporary,” Dixit said.

To see the truck’s location for the day, follow Hot Indian Foods on Twitter @hotindianfoods or

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Meanwhile, Jose Alvarez, who has worked for 20 years in Japanese kitchens, including Benihana, decided to start his own hibachi truck.

The pink-and-purple truck, called Hibachi Daruma, has been out a few days and will increase its presence now that the weather is warmer.

Menu items include hibachi grilled meats, vegetables and fried rice.

For more information on the truck or to track its whereabouts,

And in the final bit of food truck news this week, the meals-on-wheels gatherings will continue this year along the river in downtown St. Paul, and they’re starting this week.

Check out the food truck courts on Wednesdays near Kellogg Boulevard and Wabasha Street and Thursdays near Kellogg and Robert Street.

Jess Fleming can be reached at 651-228-5435. Follow her at